Parenting, Relationships

When Mom’s Have Had Enough

During these days of isolation, I have been purging files -- cleaning out family history folders and having my daughter help me scan photos, documents, and histories and post them on FamilySearch. It makes us both feel productive, and I love reducing the loads of paper I've been hauling around for so long. The process… Continue reading When Mom’s Have Had Enough

Advice, Change

Pandemic Survival

As we live in the surreal, bewildering world of Covid-19, I repeatedly find myself thinking and feeling like I did after I was diagnosed with cancer over 10 years ago. The lessons I learned then are helping me now. Like a pandemic, that diagnosis made me feel helpless, confused, uncertain about the future, and worried… Continue reading Pandemic Survival



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new video called The Christ Child: A Nativity. Take a break from your Hallmark movies and Christmas shopping because it's worth watching. Since I learned a few new things from this new depiction of the Nativity story, I decided to post a blog about it… Continue reading #Lighttheworld


Bush Twin Gems from “Sisters First”

I just finished reading the book Sister's First -- Stories from our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. I picked up the book for two reasons -- first, I'm a sucker for anything related to the Bush family, especially if it promises great stories about George and Barbara Bush.… Continue reading Bush Twin Gems from “Sisters First”