A few days ago I was asked by a member of my Relief Society presidency to prepare to share a few thoughts during our upcoming Relief Society lesson.  The lesson is based off of Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s talk, Recommended to the Lord and the question that I have been asked to respond to is...
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About Shelly

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m passionate about strengthening my relationship with Jesus Christ through 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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Pioneer Unit 2018: Field Trip and Campout

Fieldtrip At the end of our first week of unit lessons, we went on a field trip to This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake. We...
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Pioneer Unit 2018 : Days 11 – 16

Day 11: Perils on the Trail “The leaders soon decided they should leave messages roughly every ten miles for those who came later. One of the messages was...
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Pioneer Unit 2018: Days 6 – 10

Day 6: The Battle of Nauvoo Today we read about the battle of Nauvoo. Because of sickness, age, pregnancy, and being too poor to purchase supplies, some of...
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Pioneer Unit 2018: Days 1 – 5

  Ok, now for the day by day details… Recorded in real time. Day 1 We read chapter 1 of Wagon’s West: Brigham Young and the First Pioneers. ...
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Pioneer Unit 2018: Teaching My Kids About the Latter-day Saint Pioneers

As I mentioned in this post,  a few months ago, I stumbled across @monsonschoolhouse on instagram. If you don’t follow her, go check her out!  My boys go to public...
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Fencing Date

Date night! This is what happens when Jershon takes the planning into his own hands… he buys a Groupon for a fencing lesson. 🤺This type of thing is...
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Sharing Produces Evidence for Later

This morning I read Joseph Smith’s testimony of receiving the gold plates. What I thought was interesting was what Moroni told Joseph during the 4th visitation (after visiting...
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Charles Alfred Harper’s Journal and Stephen Markham’s Cane

This morning we got to do something really neat. We got to see the real, original, 174 year old journal of one of my pioneer ancestors, Charles Alfred...
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Feel 2018: June Observations and Reflections

In June, I learned a lot about love and enjoying this phase of motherhood that I am currently experiencing.  I started the month not really knowing how to...
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