Today, we took turns teaching school. Both Matilda Allison Casper and Harriet Matilda Casper Marchant both taught school. Matilda taught the school that Harriet attended. Harriet was very good in spelling and was a rather good reader. She was also good at arithmetic. Many sacrifices were made by Harriet’s family to obtain books, as books...
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About Shelly

Latter-day Saint girl. Passionate about personal growth, family history, teaching my children, and harnessing the power of early mornings.  Welcome to my little corner of the world. 

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Feel 2018: January Observations and Reflections

I can’t believe it’s already the last day of January!  Usually, January is my least favorite month.  Christmas is over and it’s just cold and miserable outside.  But...
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Feel 2018: My Thoughts About Social Media and Giving Up Our Power

Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash *I’m gonna preface this by saying that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  This is just mine.  And I am aware that I don’t...
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Feel 2018: Shame Likes to Hitch a Ride

Photo by Isaac Quick on Unsplash This is what I want to say to the emotion named Shame.  I want to say “dude.  This heart is under restoration.  Stay off.  You...
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Feel 2018: My Little Heart House

Like I mentioned at the end of my last post, negative and positive emotion go hand in hand.   As Brene Brown says, “We can’t selectively numb emotions –...
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My Morning Ritual that Transformed My Life

My friend, Hannah, asked me to guest post on her blog about my morning routine.  I had been meaning to write more about my routine for quite a...
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Feel 2018: The Importance of Feeling and Processing Negative Emotions

If you read my last post then you know that I picked the word, feel, to focus on throughout 2018.  I’m a little over one week into this year...
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2018 Word of the Year: Feel

Sorry for the silence on my blog!  I have been M.I.A. for the past couple months.  I built a dollhouse for my daughter for Christmas and that project...
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Preparing My Son for Baptism and Documenting His Experiences with The Gospel of Jesus Christ

My oldest son, L, just got baptized this past weekend and became an official member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you’ve been reading...
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The Parable of the Kitchen Counter: Maintaining Cleanliness

My oldest son got baptized on Saturday so we had some family come into town for that big event.  In preparation for all of our guests, I spent...
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