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
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
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?
At Easter, I enjoy reading books with my children that teach about Jesus. Like Christmas, this beloved spring holiday has become commercialized with bunnies, chicks, and everything but Jesus Christ. While those things can be fun to celebrate, it's important to me, and many moms, that we talk about and teach about His Resurrection. My oldest is now a teen, so my six-year-old son is the only ... Read More about 5 Easter Books for Children that Teach about Jesus
Are you rude? Am I rude? In my efforts to get things done quickly or to assert my rights, I suspect that sometimes I come across as an abrupt, rude individual. This is hard for me to admit, especially publicly. But I happen to notice that many of us are this way, whether we realize it or not. We all have moments where we lose our temper or push our ways, not showing our best, classy self. Our ... Read More about Are You Rude? 10 Questions to Help You Find Out