sassy pants opinions

in which I am either right or...not.

you’re doing it wrong.

I recently realized something. I didn't notice before because, generally speaking, I believe I live in a musical wherein I am the lead (with the best voice), and everything is amazing and the so-called "strangers" around me at the gas station or the grocery store are...

making history

I am making history. And, I am not going to stop. No, I am going to keep going. It's hard sometimes to be a history-maker when I am in the middle of history. If only I had the benefit of being able to step out of time and go in the future and be able to see my history...

vital records

Recently, we realized we had lost three birth certificates somehow. I am absolutely almost forty seven percent positive that they are somewhere in the house, but I knew for sure they wouldn't turn up until I got new ones, so I embarked on a journey to the Bureau of...

random thoughts about being sexy or not

I am all over the place with my thoughts today and I don't even know if I should attempt writing, but you all are my friends, so I will share my very odd and eccentric mind with you. I have been able to spend more time on Facebook this last week because I am on...

bliss

I recently had a lot of people writing me asking how my husband and I make marriage awesome amidst multiple pregnancies and all the children. I have been pregnant and/or nursing for almost 18 years. So, I can say I have a lot of experience with babies and pregnancy...

frozen.

I thought about making some catchy title to my post, like "You Loved Frozen, But What You Don't Know Will Shock You And Change Your Mind Forever!" and putting it on social media and watching it go viral. And, maybe if I added a cover of "Let It Go," I might well be on...

reverence for life.

One of my heroes is Dr. Albert Schweitzer. He could be stubborn, disagreeable, and moody.  He made mistakes. He was very human.  He was also extraordinary. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his philosophy.   He had been struggling with the dilemma of how human...

defining motherhood, part 2

Preparation For Motherhood From the time my little girls are born, they are taught that they are mothers. We celebrate Mother's Day with all the girls in the family--from babies to grandmothers. We believe that their identity as daughters of God is defined best by the...

defining motherhood, part 1

Photo: Mother Teresa, a woman who truly had a mother heart Because the women of our church are very educated, passionate and proactive women, generally speaking, there are a huge diversity of viewpoints on what motherhood means to a Mormon woman.  Let me tell you, we...