On Making Breadcrumbs (or Parenting Three Kids)

My mom and two sisters left this morning. They left me with a freshly cleaned house in perfect order, and with two children in their rooms for their nap/quiet time. They left my little girl, potty-trained when she wasn't before ....more

Jocelyn's Hypnobabies Homebirth Story (Jami's Perspective)

Baby Jocelyn, 1 day old Reader's Digest Version: Jocelyn Lily Hepworth was born at 11:46pm on Monday, November 3rd, 2014....more

Halloween Costumes 2014

Tonight, our ward had their annual "Trunk-or-Treat" around the basketball court of a local park....more

37 Weeks and Coming to a Close: Final Pregnancy Update

Today I am 37 weeks and 4 days along in this pregnancy. I can't believe how fast things have flown by. I have hardly had time to sit and think about what it really means that I will be having this baby - any day now! ...more

2 Great Granny's House We Go: A Hepworth Family Trip Memoir

Squire had his big Step II CS (clinical skills) exam to take up in L.A. this past week. We decided to make it a family trip so we could all spend a little time visiting with my Granny Shanks. The only problem was, our Jeep has been kind of having a lot of problems lately ....more

Strengthening Family Ties in Safford, Arizona

This year, one of my maternal ancestors has been on my mind, BIG time! I mentioned her in this post a while back. Her name is Lena Hinde-Lide Libe Blumenthal - my great, great grandmother through my maternal line ....more

Preparedness Presentation: Intro to Food and Water Storage

Hey bloggy friends! Tonight I gave a little presentation to a handful of people at church on food storage. I thought I'd share the handout from the evening here, as well as the food storage calculator that my husband made to assist those starting out their food storage journey ....more

True Disciples of Christ Defend the Doctrine of Traditional Marriage

"To be a righteous woman is a glorious thing in any age. To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling. The righteous woman’s strength and influence today can be tenfold what it might be in more tranquil times ....more

Kidlet Update and The Penguin Backpack Miracle

Lincoln had his very first day of pre-school today! I'm working with 5 other ladies in my ward in a co-op; we each take turns teaching the kids about a different topic. It's two times a week ....more

The Hepworth Family Preparedness Cookbook: Recipes, Tutorials and Other Helpful Hints

Guys, I'm totally nesting in combination with prepping if you couldn't tell by my last couple of posts. An exhausting (and expensive), but mostly just exhausing endeavor! But, I just finished something pretty awesome I want to share with all of you ....more