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30 Ways to Be More Patriotic

What is patriotism? It's love, devotion, and pride for one's country. In some ways, we tend to be patriotic in similar ways--no matter which country we're from. We display flags, sing anthems, and celebrate historical events. For me, patriotism is deeply rooted in what my parents and ancestors have taught me and the legacy they have left. Patriotism is so important to me that I want to instill in ... Read More about 30 Ways to Be More Patriotic

Summer Reading Games to Help Kids Practice Homophones

Summer is the perfect time for reading games to help your kids practice those tricky homophones. As you may recall, homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. The best part is you don't have to spend hours practicing. In fact, it's best to just keep things short--for as long as your child is interested in a particular book or reading activity. ... Read More about Summer Reading Games to Help Kids Practice Homophones

17 Tips for Blended Families Who Also Struggle with Mental Illness

Blended families have a lot of challenges to overcome. One of them can be mental illness. I've personally dealt with the latter but do not have a blended family. Never have. So I reached out to my friend Sally Odekirk for some insight on her blended-family experience, parenting with a spouse who struggles with mental illness. Over 16 years ago, Sally and I were coworkers at the Ensign magazine. I ... Read More about 17 Tips for Blended Families Who Also Struggle with Mental Illness

Free Colored Easter Egg Printable Game

Have you tried to teach a lesson at home, church, or in a school classroom with little ones? Oh my! They're so busy. This free colored Easter egg printable game will keep your little peeps quiet while they "hatch" their eggs and do their assignments or listen to your lesson. Clever moms and teachers simply print and cut out these colorful Easter eggs. Laminate them if you wish. I'm making these ... Read More about Free Colored Easter Egg Printable Game

Why Does Your Family Matter?

We all have a family. Even if you don't live with them, they exist. Many of us have created our own families. Whatever your experience, the family unit is essential. We are here on this earth to learn and to grow, and someday we can return to live with our Creator and be with Him as an eternal family. This blessing is extended to all upon certain conditions, which we are all invited to achieve. ... Read More about Why Does Your Family Matter?