Mormonism in the 21st Century — The Book of Mormon

This column is the second in a series of articles that I will write on Mormonism in the 21st Century. Everything I write here is from my own perspective and is not endorsed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you’ve heard anything about the “Mormon” church, then you’ve most likely heard […]

Mormonism in the 21st Century — Christianity

As a writer, I enjoy getting requests about topics people are interested in. One request in particular that caught my attention is the topic of Mormonism in the 21st Century. There are many common misconceptions about Mormons and Mormonism, and as a Mormon, myself, I figured that I could help clear up some of these […]

A Father’s Empty Arms

My favorite memory of my Father was when my newborn daughter was about a month old. I was struggling very much as a new mother. It was more difficult than I could have ever imagined. I was also very young at the time with a lot to learn. One day there was a knock at […]

Empty Arms

There is a phenomenon called Phantom Pain in amputees where the person perceives pain in the missing limb. Phantom limb is similar, where the amputee senses the limb itself. It is estimated that phantom sensations affects 80% of amputees. I vividly remember learning about these conditions in my anatomy and physiology class in college; I […]

Mealtime Burping Contests

With three young kids, dinner conversations can be, well, fascinating.  We’ve talked about many things over the years: rodents, germs, vomiting, and the little boy at school who eats worms. My husband and I have tried all kinds of creative things to have discussions of much less stomach-churning topics.  One of my children’s favorites is […]

What Fathers Can Do

Recently, I’ve had conversations with some of my friends about the differences in our children’s relationships with their mother and their father.  If a child needs anything, Mom generally is the person who they come running to.  However, Dads typically tend to be the more fun parent.  I admit that I’m slightly jealous of this […]

Sharing on Sunday

I have recommitted myself to posting on my website on a regular basis.  I’d like to begin that consistency by creating a “Sharing on Sunday” tradition.  I read many articles throughout the week, and I’d like to share one every Sunday that inspired me in some way. Today’s share is an article written by Bunmi […]

Thoughts on Writing: Sometimes You Just Have to Write/Happiness Project Revisited

Tonight is one of those nights where I just need to write.  I don’t have anything profound or inspiring to say.  I don’t have any funny stories to share.  Tonight, though, I feel like I have something else inside of me that I absolutely need to share: a sliver of my heart.   Honestly, I’ve surprised […]

31 hours; 32 Square Feet

For Thanksgiving my family and I travelled to Idaho and Colorado. Well, to clarify that, I drove myself and my children… By myself… To Idaho and to Colorado. (Just as a side note, I would not recommend voluntarily shutting yourself in the car with three children who are overly excited to see their grandparents and […]

The Irony of Being an Adult

I had this funny idea when I was a teenager that being an adult mean that I would be able to do whatever I wanted. Ha ha ha. Boy, was I wrong. In fact, being an adult seems to be doing all of the things I don’t want to do. I don’t want to do […]