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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Healthy Fresh Raspberry Recipes

A few years ago we had a raspberry bush in our backyard. My six-year-old daughter was 18 months at the time, and while the raspberries were on, she would often turn up missing during the day. I never panicked, however, because I soon learned that she had a one-track mind: “get to the raspberry bush!” […]
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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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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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Summer Survival Guide for Moms

  Okay, you moms out there. Are any of you putting on a happy face about summer…while secretly feeling a little anxious about how you’re going to survive three months of non-stop fun?  When it’s all play and no work, mom is the one who gets the short end of the stick. Sooner or later, […]
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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for the Kids

  Even I will admit it – of all the holiday candy, Easter steals the show. There is just something about all of those candies in pastel colors, shaped like eggs and filled with caramel, peanut butter and marshmallow. Pretty hard to resist. BUT…diabetes in a basket, anyone? I don’t mind sprinkling the basket with […]
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Healthy Crock Pot Mandarin Chicken

You’re going to love me for this one! Anytime healthy intersects with crock pot and delicious, the recipe is a keeper! I can’t wait for you to try it. After you try it, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think! And because we are heading into a busy spring […]
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Gratitude

  It was my birthday on Tuesday, and I got a few gifts that I wasn’t expecting – and I’m not talking about the wrapped gifts from Bed, Bath, and Beyond waiting on my kitchen table from my cute husband and kids that morning. (So cute, by the way! They gave me straws and chip […]
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5 Reasons You Aren’t Achieving Your Goals

I know this something we usually talk about in January, but it’s actually PERFECT for March. Why? Because it’s about this time of year that the majority of us throw in the towel on our New Year’s Resolutions. It’s easy to give our goals a few enthusiastic bursts of attention early in the year. But […]
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10 ways to get ready for spring

I love the changing seasons! I can never quite pick my favorite. Long, carefree summer afternoons at the pool…crisp fall days in your favorite sweater… bright winter mornings with the sun glistening on the snow…how can you pick? But there is something about the fresh start of spring that starts sounding pretty good this time […]
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