We are following along with the Well-Educated Heart rotation for our homeschool. This month, one of the countries that we are learning about is the Netherlands. Today for Fika Friday, we had a Netherlands theme. We listened to folk music, ate stroopwafels and Gouda cheese (along with crackers, apples, and apple juice). We read some...
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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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What I Learned from My Car Accident: Gratitude and Choosing Positive Thoughts

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash     About 6 weeks ago, I was in a car accident.  My very first one.  Thankfully no one was hurt.  Our van was originally...
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The Most Terrifying Emotion is Joy: Foreboding Joy

Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash   I listened to a podcast episode a couple weeks ago where Oprah was talking to Brene Brown. I’m sure that most have you have...
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Teach My Gospel Worksheets: Success Stories

As I mentioned in my last post, we have been experimenting with and implementing a new parenting strategy over the past couple months. I wanted to write a...
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A House of Learning: Disciplining with Teach My Gospel Worksheets

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash     Disciplining kids is tricky business. We have tried several approaches in the past (rewards, taking away money, taking away privileges for long periods...
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What You Water, Grows

Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash A few weeks ago, I gave myself a challenge.  Here is what I wrote in my journal…   Tuesday, August 22, 2017 During my prayer...
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True Confidence and How Knowing that I am a Child of God Changes Everything

I am a child of God.  In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this phrase is said and heard so frequently. It’s even the title of one of...
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Celebrating Other People’s Strengths: What’s in Her (or his) Suitcase?

Photo by Erwan Hesry on Unsplash   As I was walking up the stairs this morning, I saw a paper taped to the wall that had some information and a few...
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Lessons I Learned from Missing out on the Total Solar Eclipse

I have been reflecting about the Solar eclipse that happened across the United States a couple days ago, and the unexpected feelings that I have experienced since then....
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An Idle Mind is the Devil’s Playground

Last night, J was at a meeting so I was doing the bedtime routine by myself.  I was feeling lazy so while the kids were playing I was...
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