I have come into contact with several mothers over the past few weeks, each one sharing a story of personal trial or concern over a struggling child- struggles that change lives and alter the very breath that is breathed.  The youth of today are struggling in ways like we’ve never seen before. As a result, […]

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If you’ve been following this little Parenting Series, than Welcome Back! If you’ve just found this post, you might want to catch up with My 5 Tips for Parenting with Strength and Balance and my thoughts on Creating a Family Vision When I was asked to share my thoughts and advice on Successful Parenting, my initial reaction was sheer […]

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A few months ago, I was asked to speak to a group of parents in my area. The topic I was asked to emphasize was “Successful Parenting” If that wasn’t intimidating enough, the gentleman who asked me said, “Now what we are really looking for is practical tips and ideas that can be taken home and implemented immediately into the homes of […]

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I like a little HEAT to my SWEET!!! But it wasn’t always this way!  To be perfectly honest, if someone had tried to get me to taste Mango Salsa a few years ago, I would have walked away IMMEDIATELY! The first time I was served Mango Salsa at a friend’s house, I politely declined dishing […]

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This has been a year of deep and personal introspection. I am learning a lot about myself, a lot about the people I love the most, and a lot about my Heavenly Father. It seems like there are a lot of people that I care for or meet throughout each day that are really struggling […]

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A few years ago, I suggested to my family that we choose one of the attributes of Christ and use that as a starting point for our personal study. These attributes, I felt, would help us understand ourselves better as we sought to be better children, parents, siblings, friends, and neighbors.  Some of the attributes […]

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