February 14, 2019

Byron Katie teaches that there are 3 types of business:

My Business.

Their Business.

And Heavenly Father's Business.

1. My business consists of everything within MY control:

How I show up in the world.

How I choose to feel about others. 

What I do with my time. 

How I parent...

February 14, 2019

I love the following distinction between shame and guilt:

Guilt says, "I made a mistake."

Shame says "I am a mistake."

Shame is a normal part of our life experience.

For me, shame is one of the most uncomfortable emotions to feel.

It's only recently that I've even been wi...

February 14, 2019

I don't like to be wrong.

It's not my favorite.

But I really don't like being misunderstood.

In fact, there was a time in my life when I would go to great lengths to make sure people weren't wrong about me.

Then I asked myself,


What if you decided that other people...

February 14, 2019

My friend, Rachel, is a fantastic mother. 

She is a few years ahead of me in the mothering game, so her older children are married and starting families of her own.

She speaks of the people that her children chose to marry with so much love.

It's amazing. 

She has said mor...

February 14, 2019

Can I offer you a little bit of friendly advice on this beautiful Friday, mama?

Take a little time to take care of yourself. 

Now, if you are thinking, 'Yeah right. I seriously can't even pee in peace.'

I get it. 

I've been there. 

But if a typical lunch for yourself consis...

February 14, 2019

Empathy is defined as the action of understanding and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of another.

The world needs more empathy.

Everyone needs to know that they are not alone in their struggles. 

As Jeffrey R. Holland has stated,

“We may no...

February 14, 2019

I asked Ryan the other day his opinion on the secret to a happy marriage.

You know what he said?

"Low Expectations."

I burst out laughing.

And I couldn't agree more.

Brooke Castillo talks about how we have manuals for the relationships in our lives:

  • "A good husband shoul...

February 14, 2019

 Let's talk frankly today about perfectionism, mama. 

You think that being a perfectionist is about having high standards for yourself.

It's about only doing your very best work.

It's about expecting a lot of yourself. 

Those are all just lies you are telling you...

February 14, 2019

The other day my son got upset over a request I made of him to load the dishwasher. 

"Why do I have to do that?"

"So and so didn't get an extra job!"

"This is not fair!" 

Grumble, grumble, grumble. 

Whine, whine, whine.

You know what I wanted to do when he reacted this...

February 14, 2019

My brain likes to trick me.

It thinks I constantly need a problem to solve.

If I don't have a big problem in front of me, 

my brain makes one up.

It looks out for problems.

And it always finds them. 

And then I LOVE to complain about said problems.

I'm so good at it, you guys...

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