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hello, september.

hello, september.

Hello, September. It’s the 17th and I feel like I am just now realizing you have arrived. I don’t know what I would do without you. I hate to say it, but the past few years you have just been a reminder that it’s almost October. Almost Joy’s...
waiting at the dentist.

waiting at the dentist.

I’m sitting at the dentist waiting for the kids. It was a hectic morning. I have a headache. I stumbled one too many times today when I tried to go down the stairs. My left side didn’t want to do anything. It protested in pain and I tried to act like I...
thanks, bishop and sister s.

thanks, bishop and sister s.

My bishop’s wife, Sister S., is a spunky, sassy, amazing, liberated, powerful woman. She runs probably like 100 miles per day. Pushing a stroller. Smiling. She went on a handcart trek when she was 8 months pregnant. And loved it. Like I said, she is a powerful...
what happened when i prayed

what happened when i prayed

I recently wrote about how I was going to pray like I never have before for the Christians in Iraq. And I want to tell you what has happened to me since I began praying. The first thing I noticed was a feeling of absolute peace. I was driving on my way to meet my...
roar.

roar.

I just need to write about everything that’s been on my mind lately. Very sad things are happening around the world. I think that’s been happening ever since people had the ability to choose evil over good. In my faith, it is our belief that the children...
$20.78

$20.78

It’s been a little over a month since Joy’s Day. It’s been six years now. We were going to celebrate in Idaho, but instead we drove back from Idaho that day because Noah was sick. It doesn’t get easier. And it was hard because Noah wasn’t...
dear new homeschooling mom

dear new homeschooling mom

It’s been a long time since I was where you are. Even then, 20 years ago, I was the oldest of ten and had been homeschooled, so it had always been part of my life. But, you, you are a pioneer. You knew public school wasn’t right for your children. It may...
are you a cast member?

are you a cast member?

Whenever I was “on property” (that’s insider talk for being somewhere at the Walt DisneyWorld Resorts…), I would always get a thrill when people would say, Are you a cast member? Sometimes people wouldn’t even ask that. They would just...
honestly, I have been afraid to write.

honestly, I have been afraid to write.

It’s not that I haven’t been going from day to day with absolutely nothing interesting to say. It’s not that I haven’t had the time…although it sometimes seems like I don’t have any of that. It’s just that I’ve been...
lights and colors

lights and colors

I think I have finally figure out what my “style” is. Eclectic Whimsy. Yes, when not faced with the necessity of adopting someone else’s style in rental homes and previously loved homes, I find that my style is definitely eclectic and whimsical. My...

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  • User AvatarKimberli { Beautifully said! It feels like a constant battle to accept who you are. For most of my life I wished to be cute, spunky and... } – Sep 18, 2:58 PM
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