Open Letter To Whomever Is Writing the Women and the Priesthood Essay has hosted a series of essays this year that have addressed some of the murkier parts of the Mormon history and doctrine. While these essays have fallen short of people’s concerns in a lot of ways, it has also inspired a lot of hope. It is the first time many of these things are being addressed and publicly spoken about, which is just a relief all its own....more
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Homemade Swiffer Mop/Clorox Wipe

Please read my homemade disclaimer.I’ve seen different versions of this idea around on Pinterest and the interwebz lately.  I made my own thing to try it out, and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I initially used it to clean the floors....more

I’m All About That Bass, But if You’re Not That’s Okay Too

I’ve had Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass stuck in my head for weeks now. It is unbelievably catchy, and she does have a great voice.  And you just can’t deny a tune that *makes* you move with it....more

Are Mommy Wars Still a Thing?

I don’t know what it is.  Maybe it was the 8 months of bed rest wherein I mostly tried to not feeling sick and distracted myself by playing Farmville 2 and Candy Crush all the time.  Maybe it is having a third child and so I am now serving more dictators than I have hands.  Maybe it is the battle with post partum depression that makes all that this entails seem so much more impossible.  But for awhile there, I’d forgotten I was supposed engage in all manner of conversations on the right way to rear children....more

Ordain Women, April 5th Priesthood Session Action: My Story

Joining my sisters (and brothers!) in standing in line to attempt to get into the priesthood session was not an easy decision.  I have, for awhile, kept myself on the fence on this issue.  Mostly because of fear.  I’ve long since known how I *really* felt about it. But, I’ve come down from the fence and picked a side.  Authenticity is super.  ...more

November 8: Become As Little Children

Day 8: I am thankful for the support of loved ones. #daysofthanksgiving*****I have too much in my head today to really sort out, so I’m opting for cross posting one of my Rational Faiths posts.  This one is about a TED talk by Dr. Alison Gopnik and how we can use her research to redefine becoming as little children:...more

November 7: A Kind of Weird Thing to have PTSD about

Day 7: I am thankful for my husband who is my best friend and advocate. #daysofthanksgiving****Today Thing 3 had a doctor’s appointment.  At 3 months instead of 4 months because they want to check his weight regularly.  He was in the 2nd percentile at his last appointment, but had been 5th earlier on.  Today was in the 1%....more

November 6: Not Mother of the Year

Day 6: I am thankful for days that end up productive, even though three little people are screaming at you nonstop. #daysofthanksgiving*****The prompt: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?I wish I could say that I was so happy and confident with myself, that I only even had just one thing I’d change.  But really, my first thought was “just one thing??”...more

November 2: No Train Pictures

Since my mom is visiting us, we took a day trip to Ronoake, so we could eat some fun food and visit the transportation museum that Things love so much.  My big plans were to take pictures of the day, especially at the museum, and then post about the totally awesome fun day we had.I forgot.  I had no pictures.  But whatever.  Our day involved Cuban food, trains, and cupcakes (for me just frosting, apparently this place only does gluten free on Fridays).  It was a good day.*****...more

November 1: To NaBloPoMo or not to NaBloPoMo?

I’m writing up this post today because I think I might try to NaBloPoMo this month.  Since I’ve (wisely) decided not to attempt NaNoWriMo with a 3 month old, I want to at least try this… I think.  I still haven’t decided. But, if I don’t post today the decision will already be made.  So, I’m getting this up just in case....more