Enjoy Today, Mama

After all of my happy anticipation for a quiet, clean house and the return of structure and routine into my life, I found myself a little melancholy after the kids left for school today. Anyone else feel the same thing the first day of school? After sending these little amazing kids off… I found myself [...]
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Organize Kids’ School Papers

Yesterday when I walked into Walmart, the Back-To-School aisle caught me off-guard. Sudden memories of backpacks stuffed full of paper came to mind. Anyone else find themselves on paper overload once school starts again? Because it can be a challenge to appreciate, display, and store schoolwork and memorabilia, here are five tips to help you [...]
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Fresh Peach Dessert

I don’t know what I love more about this dessert…the buttery crust with a nutty flavor, the sweet cream cheese filling, the fresh peaches, or the whipped cream on top. Just writing that made my mouth start watering! I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. I wait all year for peach season [...]
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You Are a Good Mother

Ladies, I’m about to own up to some of my deepest, darkest secrets about being a mother. Over the years, it is true that I have found myself thinking these kinds of thoughts: I should be more fun I should want to read the kids bedtime stories even though I’m so tired I can’t see [...]
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The Body Image Game

Today I will be discussing the topic of body image with Matt Townsend on his radio show. (You can listen in live on Sirius XM 143 or it will be streaming on byuradio.org.) We are going to focus on what I call “The Body Image Game.” This is a game that competes with the game [...]
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How to Find Me Time This Summer

When I ask women why they don’t consistently take care of themselves (specifically with good nutrition, exercise, sleep, and pursuing things that they enjoy) there are three main reasons: Not enough time They feel guilty It seems selfish Not only is this counterproductive to good parenting (be sure to read my post Unselfish Women Put [...]
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Organize Your Kitchen

  At The Happy Gal, we believe that life is just a little bit easier when you are organized. Organization in the kitchen? That’s a big part of healthy eating. After all, if it’s too hard to find what you need, when you need it – and your drawers are jamming every time you look [...]
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Unselfish Women Put Themselves First

I’m going to give you the shortlist. But first you get my two cents on the matter. Let me ask you a question. Is it selfish for your husband to take a shower and get ready for the day? How about this one: Is your daughter selfish because she wants to have clothes that make [...]
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