Divine Mother, You Have Always Been There

Recently, the LDS church released an essay on Heavenly Mother. Many rejoiced in this message and some were critical, as if this message had come too late, or is not pronounced enough. This essay is solely based on my thoughts regarding this topic. My first recollection that I knew I Continue reading

Broken

The other day I called a trusted friend for some strength and advice. My week has been a rough one. My baby had broken out in hives from a strawberry allergy and was not sleeping well, I had had been hurt by a close friend, I needed to make some Continue reading

The Window

I was created in the year 2001. I remember the warm day I was installed in my home. I had known I was to be in a home, but I was not sure of my final placement. I secretly hoped and dreamed that I would be placed in the kitchen. Continue reading

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My Life In Legos

  There is a classic toy that I think should be a valuable part of every household with children. Lego’s. Yes, there are many parts.  Yes, they multiply like mold on cheese.  Yes, they can be expensive, messy, the bane of your existence, and your vacuum, and yes, because of Continue reading

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Creating a Peaceful Postpartum Experience

(Written and published  in 2010 for my fantastic friend Amy’s book: The Way of the Peaceful Birther) I have 5 children which were born over the span of 12 years. I was 21 when I had my first child, and 34 when I had my last. (Update: I am currently Continue reading

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Chapter One: I Am

I am the youngest of 8 children, 4 boys, 4 girls. My oldest sister and I are 20 years apart. I was an aunt at 3 months old. The space between me and the next sibling is 5 years. From the time I was 14 I lived alone at home. Continue reading