education, family, love, motherhood

Parenting Conversations

Parenting is really fun, but also very challenging. One of the most challenging things, is figuring out how to teach my kids all of the important information that they need to know to be happy, successful, well-adjusted adults. I compiled a short list of the basic conversations that I have had (or still need to… Read More Parenting Conversations

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20 years

Twenty years ago, I got married to my favorite person. It was a bitter cold day in Saint Louis, but I wasn’t cold at all. I was madly in love. The first time I saw Joel, was at church. Everything about him was impressive. I could hardly wait for the meeting to be over, so… Read More 20 years

friends, love, running, Struggles

Friends?

I have always wanted to be everyone’s friend. I have worked hard to make friends and to build meaningful friendships. For twelve years, I lived in a small town. I thought that I had made great friendships. I cared about them and I thought they cared about me. Then, a girlfriend asked me to help her… Read More Friends?

faith, family, love, Struggles

Leaving the church sucks

I wish that I could say that leaving the church has brought me increased happiness. I wish that I could say that my life has deeper meaning and purpose. I with that I could say that I have found a new set of beliefs to teach my children. For a long time, I even wished that… Read More Leaving the church sucks

family, love, motherhood

A new stage of motherhood

I love being a mom. I have loved all of the phases of motherhood. I haven’t always been a good mom (sometimes I’ve been pretty awful), but I have always loved my kids. Motherhood- phase 1 Babies I loved my babies. I loved smelling them and feeling their soft skin. I loved nursing them and… Read More A new stage of motherhood

faith, love, Missionary work

Missionary Work

I loved to sing this song when I was in primary (Sunday school for kids under the age of 12),   I want to be a missionary now “I want to be a missionary now. I don’t want to wait until I’m grown. I want to share the gospel while I’m young, For I have… Read More Missionary Work

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99 First dates

Growing up Mormon, my biggest goal in life was to get married to the perfect guy (and then have the perfect family). I was (and still am) a very organized and logical girl, so I made a plan; Date 100 different guys This didn’t mean that I was serious with any of them. In fact,… Read More 99 First dates