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The Battle of Monday Night – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Family, Mama Kathrine, Motherhood, Obedience | Comments Off on 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 it when ballet class got over late so the girls didn’t get home until 6:30? Or the fact that my husband had forgotten to order the pizza (bless him!) so we were starving by an hour later? Or when we began FHE anyway and had no lesson planned (ballet girl was distraught), so we started a General...

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Praying for…Trouble? – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Faith, Family, Inspiration, Mama Kathrine, Pray | Comments Off on 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 it for our family movie night five weeks in a row…! One part that catches me is when the heroine, Moana, realizes she needs major assistance after her boat capsizes on the open ocean. She calls to the friendly ocean for aid, who responds helpfully–with a storm! Moana is terrified...

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What I Do – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Family, Home Education, Mama Kathrine, Motherhood | Comments Off on 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. We got to know the wife and learned all about their plans for the future. After discussing education, children, and careers, there was a pause in the dialogue. Then our friend proffered that zinger of a query.   “What? What do I do all day?” I spluttered on my words....

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Allowing Time for Messages From the Celestial world

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Mama Karmel, Personal Revelation, Scripture Study | Comments Off on Allowing Time for Messages From the Celestial world

Allowing Time for Messages From the Celestial world

I don’t know how it works… but I know it does work.  When we draw nearer unto God, he draws near unto us.  When we ask Him questions, He gives us the answers. I recently attended a beautiful event with Sylvia Allan, who shared a message titled, “Scripture Study: The Lord’s Way”. Much of her message was credited to be taken from “LDS Scripture Proficiency” by Vern Sommerfeldt. Below is a summary of my notes from listening to her great message.  I feel so inspired to improve and refine my morning spiritual...

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No more excuses for my failures as a mother…It’s time to get some “mom skills”!!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Faith, Mama Karmel, Motherhood, Teach Fearlessly | Comments Off on No more excuses for my failures as a mother…It’s time to get some “mom skills”!!

No more excuses for my failures as a mother…It’s time to get some “mom skills”!!

Yes, I’m thinking like… Napoleon Dynamite style mom skills!!! I need better “skills” as a mother and I intend to do something about it.  2017 is my year to “Master Motherhood!” (or at least make some serious improvements)  I have to thank a good Lutheran woman for posting this insightful article, calling for mothers to stop whining, step up their game and get some skills.   How To Stop Whining And Learn To Love Being A Mother Specifically, I was troubled by and moved to action by this statement, “Women …have bought into a peculiarly...

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Mom-Ed

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mom-Ed

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The Manger Moments – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Faith, Family, Mama Kathrine, Motherhood, Personal Revelation, Scripture Study | Comments Off on 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 wisdom and willingness to do hard things inspires me. This year it’s been easier to imagine her as a real person, one with worries and concerns, yet also with great faith and diligence.   Explore for a moment what her reaction might have been to the situation in Bethlehem; the...

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Become as Child: The Magnifying Power of Christ – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Family, Inspiration, Mama Emily Perkes, Mentored by the Master, Motherhood, Personal Revelation | Comments Off on Become as Child: The Magnifying Power of Christ – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Become as  Child: The Magnifying Power of Christ – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Through my recent research I have had this idea of “magnifying our efforts through Christ” on my mind. I was taught this principle again in the most unlikely circumstances: It was a really, really hard morning. My patience was gone before I woke up and a lot of stress was weighing me very low to the ground. Everything was a battle–full on battle–with my kids and I knew it was my fault. I didn’t have it in me to get on their level and explain so I was barking out demands and hating myself for it as soon as they left my...

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Become as a Child: The Power We Give Our Imperfections – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Charity, Family, Mama Emily Perkes, Motherhood | Comments Off on Become as a Child: The Power We Give Our Imperfections – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Become as a Child: The Power We Give Our Imperfections – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

This morning I had an hour-long cuddle session with my 2-year-old. You should be jealous–it was heavenly. He woke up an hour early and I decided not to stress about all that I could have accomplished in that hour. You could call it being lazy but I am choosing to call it taking time to just Be Still. Maybe some of you mamas have experienced this half-sleep cuddle fun when your little one starts tracing the features around your face. My little guy was drawing invisible lines with his finger from my eyebrows to my nose and chin. It was...

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Mary and Martha – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Inspiration, Mama Emily Perkes, Mentored by the Master, Personal Revelation, Scripture Study | Comments Off on Mary and Martha – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

Mary and Martha – By Contributor Mama Emily Perkes

I have been reading about Martha and Mary  and was surprised by the line that struck me with power during this morning’s study. Each part of Martha’s plea was expounded in my mind to teach me what I needed to hear: “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.” First, “My sister hath left me to serve alone”–there is so much more here. In essence is she saying: 1-This isn’t fair (I am sure she would have loved to learn at Christ’s feet instead of cook). 2- Sister Bonnie D....

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