Finding Peace in the Car

Finding Peace in the Car

I like the idea of world peace. But I don’t know if I can contribute much to world peace until I can create peace in my own car. With six children in an ever-shrinking, confined space, finding peace is no small task.   There are usually fights over the seat by...
Time Out for Mom

Time Out for Mom

By virtue of being a mother, I am “on alert” all of the time. In this state of greater awareness, we mothers notice the smallest item on the floor as a potential choking hazard for baby. We keep track of where our children are playing. We are pretty good at the memory...
Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

When I was a girl, we had Cheerio’s, eggs or oatmeal for breakfast. That was about it. When we got tired of hard-boiled eggs, we’d try scrambled or fried. Pancakes with bacon were a special treat and were reserved for the weekend when we had more time. Boy, times have...
The Growing Season

The Growing Season

It’s the growing season and I’ve just planted my seeds in our garden. What a thrill to watch something so small grow into something so miraculous and productive.   It’s also a week before my kids are out of school for the summer. I take a deep breath and feel a...
4 Secrets of Content Mothers

4 Secrets of Content Mothers

I started working when I was 14 years old. Unlike any part or full time job I’ve ever had, motherhood is a completely unique occupation.   Most mothers know that their work is important. Of course it is. It is a basic belief of the Church of Jesus Christ of...
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