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Grit Girl Abby Shares – “One Year Sugar FREE” (So-Worth-It!!)

Grit Girl Abby Shares – “One Year Sugar FREE” (So-Worth-It!!)

Discipline, health benefits, grit, example, doing hard things… I asked Abby to share what she learned from her sugar free year! She made her goal despite quite a few challenging times. I asked her to share her experience and here is what she had to […]

Fun Family Service Idea – Homeless Kits

Fun Family Service Idea – Homeless Kits

Here is a fun family service idea to help the homeless that I learned from my angel mother! She makes “homeless kits” and keeps several in her car to pass along when she sees anyone in need. Last time I visited her, she was making […]

Increase “Connection” with “I Love You Rituals”

Increase “Connection” with “I Love You Rituals”

My favorite “I love you ritual” is children running into the arms of parents who are returning home. That experience of a child oozing with love and enthusiasm for a parents’ return is so much fun to recieve and to then bask in lots of […]

How To Maximize Your Mindset With Meditation

How To Maximize Your Mindset With Meditation

Adapt and adjust this idea sharing on meditation and prayer to match your time available, your faith, your interests. The main idea is to ask and receive – then customize to create “YOUR” ideal experience. This is currently “MY” ideal morning experience to solidify my […]

Motherhood Tribute – Honoring Diann Jeppson

Motherhood Tribute – Honoring Diann Jeppson

It was a great privilege and so much fun to interview Diann Jeppson, who was nominated recently to be honored as a “Tribute Mother”. I learned many inspiring things from her about: Reading time tips Helping children develop their talents (as musicians and entrepreneurs) Music […]


Nominate a Magnificent Mother

TRIBUTES! Nominate a GREAT Mother!

TRIBUTES! Nominate a GREAT Mother!

I am excited to learn from great mothers and to share the learning with everyone!

Submit tributes HERE

I will contact nominated mothers and do a short video interview with them to ask them questions about the 3 areas of motherhood and inspiration that they were nominated for. Interviews will be published to the blog at mamakarmel.com and listed on the Tributes page at mamakarmel.com/tributes. Go — nominate an inspiring mother so that we may all learn together how to be great mothers. (nominate yourself and tell me three great things you would love to share about motherhood… )


Guest Mama Contributors

The Battle of Monday Night – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Battle of Monday Night – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Chalk it up as a successful Family Home Evening. That’s what I’ve decided to do. It’s after midnight, post-Monday-FHE chaos, and I can’t sleep because of what an amazing FHE we had. Oh yeah. What was so great about it, you ask? Let’s see… Was […]

Praying for…Trouble? – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Praying for…Trouble? – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

When you pray, you don’t normally expect to get a bad head cold. It’s not usually the way to detect answers from our Heavenly Father. But maybe sometimes it is? I’ve been thinking a lot about the new Disney movie, “Moana,” especially since we’ve watched […]

What I Do – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

What I Do – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

“So what do you do all day?” An innocent, conversational question. But this time, I was speechless.   We had invited some friends for dinner, a cute newlywed couple. The husband we’d known for some time, and we enjoyed a great evening catching up together. […]

The Manger Moments – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Manger Moments – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Christmas season is always inspiring and motivating for me. This year as I’ve studied parts of the New Testament regarding the Savior’s entry into mortality, the story of humble and faithful Mary, the sacred mother of Jesus Christ, has spoken to my heart. Her […]

Family – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Family – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

We live in a city in China where there are very few foreigners. With our four blondie children, we get a lot of attention, which some of us appreciate more than others. Yesterday we went to play as a family at a nearby plaza in […]