Got my Christmas Kisses? .99 and Prizes!

“If you’re just getting set in back to school and want a simple recipe for easy meal-making, try this great crockpot recipe! It’s from my friend, and one of the authors of the Christmas Kisses anthology, Christina Dymock. Check out the recipe for Molasses Roast below, and info on the pre-order prizes and discount deal…

Back to Basics at Back-to-School Time

For me, fall feels like a time of renewal. I know the leaves will start to turn color and the grass will die off, but school starts in the fall and that is a time of new beginnings. For great information on Getting Back to the Basics at Back-to-school time, check out the article below…

THANK YOU-Education Week!

A huge THANK YOU to all who attended BYU-Education Week in Provo this past week. With about 25,000 women attending hundreds of classes, it’s a privilege to speak there. I have to share that personally, I was unsure how it would go for me this year. Beforehand life was a bit crazy, it was also…

“What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know” SALE and Studio 5 TODAY!

Got children going back to school? Want to prepare and connect with them, especially on the tough topics? Enjoy the tips and solutions in What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters.  My friend and bestselling co-author, Rachelle J. Christensen and I are offering the book for a limited…

Education Week Schedule and Scripture Strip Sale!

Education Week at Brigham Young University has begun and I would love to see you all there! The theme this year comes from Hebrews 6:18-19, “Hope an Anchor of the Soul.” And as in year’s past, it has proven to be an enlightening and uplifting week. This year I will be speaking about living with…

Back to School Shopping Tips

image via blog.500friends.com The time has come, back to school, and shopping is usually a task that has to be crossed off the list. Before you let it ruin the end of summer, CLICK HERE for 6 tips to make the process more enjoyable for everyone. p.s. Be sure you are joining us in The Living…

“Love Them When they’re Unlovable”

“Part of divine parenting is stressful day-to-day mothering. No matter how patient and loving a woman is there will be those times in every mother’s life when she has had it. President Harold B. Lee shares the experience of babysitting his grandson one night, but at a BYU football game. The little five-year-old began to be…

Meaningful Moments/10,000 “Living Room” Downloads!

We just returned from a vacation to Hawaii, our last family fling before one of our sons serves a mission for the LDS church. Before we left that beautiful tropical island (sigh), we had a family night where we asked one question: “What meaningful thing did you experience on this vacation?” Out of the wonderful…

Living A Beautiful Life

“Play dough is scattered all over the counter. Bikes are strewn in the driveway, hopscotch drawings and bits of colored chalk litter the yard. All are joyful evidences that you are a mother. And, you can still live an aesthetically beautiful life. Treasure the small beauties and things that are lovely, praiseworthy or of good…

6th Grade Book .99/Dirt Under My Nails

Got a 6th grader? Want to help prepare her for this big year in small steps this summer? Check out our “What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters”.   An Amazon bestseller, it contains one section geared to girls, the other geared to moms. Both have thoughts, tips,…

Perfect Summer Read- Veils and Vengeance- Release July 7th

My dear friend, Rachelle Christensen, and co-author of What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know, has just released her latest cozy mystery book, a fun and fabulous summer read! It’s the second in the Wedding Planner series and beautifully blends romance and suspense in Hawaii. Clean, well-written, and enjoyable, I love her books. All the…

Got Summer Contention?

Summer is in full swing and the novelty of being home can start to wear off. Anyone struggling with kids who just can’t seem to get along? Stop the struggle and CLICK HERE for tips to survive your summer contention.  

Surviving Summer with Children and #8!

I had to let you all know that the launch of our Living Room Radio show this past week reached so many wonderful people, thanks to you and your support. Truly, THANK YOU. We feel so strongly to help get value-based messages to more people. Presently we are listed as #8 on iTunes “New and…

Let’s Meet – Annual Indie Author Hub Conference!

Annual Indie Author Hub-Writing, Publishing and Marketing Conference.  June 19-20th Provo, Utah Sweat Hard, Feel the Burn, Win the Race! Come train with our professionals and cross that finish line! With keynote speaker Michaelbrent Collings, an indie international bestseller in over 40 countries! I’ll be speaking on Saturday at the conference at 10 am on Putting…

Launch of “The Living Room” TODAY!!

I’m beyond excited to laugh, learn, and let you know about The Living room! Join me and six fabulous women, wives, and mothers for this online “radio” show that shares value-based thoughts on being a woman, wife, and mother. We’re women of various ages and stages of life with a common desire to do good…

Sneak Peek at The Living Room show!

What happens when you get seven women, wives and mothers with fabulously different personalities, fierce core beliefs, various life stages, and a whole lot of humor? You get The Living Room. It began so unexpectedly. We had been among those invited last year to participate in the Listen to Your Mother celebration of Mother’s Day—an…