, ,

Law of Attraction & Relationships: Sister Wives

My friend Jenny is the coolest person I know. As a writer I admire her unique ability to turn a phrase. I frequently steal choice catch phrases and claim them as my own. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, so they say. Every time I'm…
,

Our Public Schools Are Doing It Right!

I just went on a middle school tour and I nearly cried in gratitude for the whole two hours. Ainsley is off to 6th grade and that's middle school where we live. It's a big transition that I'm sure she's ready for. Progressive Piece of the…
, , ,

Law of Attraction & Money: Once Upon a Christmas (How To Give a Valued Christmas Gift)

Annually, my kids and I do a clearing practice on their rooms. We go through their stuff and decide what is no longer giving them joy. You can tell a lot about what a person really values and uses by what they no longer want a year after they…
, ,

Warning Mothers: Abort Girl Empowerment Mission, Quick!

Abort mission! Abort mission! Before it's too late! Quick! Stop laughing at your toddler girls' sassy comments. Stop being amused when she half-rudely, but oh-so-cutely, spouts off. You're not raising an empowered woman. It was all a ruse. You're…
, , , , ,

Change My Life: I Don't Want My Child To Ever Feel _____.

I don't want my child to ever feel . . . . . . bullied. . .  . unloved. . . . like they have to ______. . . . ugly. . . . not good enough to ______.  . . . left out.  . . . sexualized.  . . . objectified.  . . . scared. . . .…
, ,

Autumn and the Happy Homemaker

When an Autumn chill is in the air, and the leaves start to turn I get a hankering to sew. I don't know why, except there's those stocking projects my mom had us work on in the fall, to be ready for Christmas. I have one of these stocking…
, , ,

Procrastination: The Art of Getting Things Done

Procrastination has turned out to be one of my greatest gifts. You would not believe how much amazing stuff I get done because I — for some reason — do. not. want. to. finish. my. book. Why? I can't even answer this question. Honestly,…
,

Crazyass Authentic People Rock, Even If They Are Mormons

I have the pleasure of being related to some crazy people who rock. And some really normal people too. We grew up Mormon. Mormons started out all rebellious and revolutionary, with wildly awesome ideas about God and choice and equality of…