September 17th, 2014

Teaching our children to love themselves

Teaching my kids to love themselves.

I love Maya Angelou. I recently bought one of her books of quotes, and it’s been a great way to get a quick pick-me-up during the day, or just to help me feel inspired when I need it. One of my favorites has been: “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never […]

September 15th, 2014

My little guy is on the move (video!)

toddler on the move

This post brought to you by Huggies® Little Movers. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been in denial about my son walking for the last four months. I didn’t want to admit that my son was growing up, that he’s no longer a baby but entering into the “toddler” realm. But now that many of […]

September 8th, 2014

Thanks Frozen: My daughter wants a sister

Loving curly siblings

I was working at my computer while Lil’ J sat watching my iPad. It was bedtime but we were letting her stay up to say goodnight to grandpa who is visiting from out of town. All of a sudden I hear whimpers behind me and I look over at my daughter who has tears streaming […]

September 2nd, 2014

They look like twins but they’re nothing alike

Sibling personalities. A mom discusses how she handles differing sibling personalities without comparing the them.

I used to worry if I had another girl that I’d be temped to compare her with her older sister. I’m the oldest of five and I have three younger sisters. All of them at some point or another have been compared to me. Sometimes in a good way and other times in a not […]

August 26th, 2014

What are the chances my kids have a passion?

tiny ballerina

This week I watched the Gabby Douglas Story on Netflix and was amazed by her passion and drive at such a young age. Watching a child who started out as a poor young girl doing cartwheels in the house to Olympic gold medalist is nothing short of inspiring. As I watched her story I kept […]

August 18th, 2014

The 3 Best Ways to Backup Photos and Videos

The 3 Best Ways

For my husband’s academy graduation I rented the beautiful Canon 135L lens to capture the special occasion. I took tons of photos, maybe around a hundred. I can’t tell you the exact amount because I lost all of them after my daughter knocked over my laptop of seven years, and it was not worth the […]

August 15th, 2014

You Need to Get a Job: He Says/ (Little) She Says

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I was taking a mental break from my kids in our bedroom when I overheard a conversation between my husband and our daughter. The exact details of the conversation are a little fuzzy to me but they were having some kind of conversation about money and working when this part struck out at me. He […]

August 12th, 2014

Remembering why I fell in love with him

Journal-keeping tips. Places to store special cards and notes.

While unpacking one of the last boxes in my home I came across my journal from college. It is one of my most precious possessions because it chronicles the time I started at BYU, met and married my husband, and our first year of wedded bliss. I’ve saved old ticket stubs, cards, photos, and other […]

August 11th, 2014

The secret to how I ‘do it all’

Balancing it all as a mom: The truth about 'doing it all' and how one mom learned to to juggle instead of balance.

Sometimes people ask me how I do it all. From their end it looks like I work, sew, go to the gym, take pictures, and blog. But the truth is, it’s not like you think. It’s not a balancing act, it’s more like a juggling act, and at any time I can pick three balls […]

August 6th, 2014

How to kill fruit flies: Easy fly trap tutorial

How to kill fruit flies freeze frame

I’ve got a random tutorial and fun video to share today, in case someone else out there happens to get terrorized by the tiny pests known as fruit flies. A few weeks ago I had them swarming in my house and not a clue where they came from. I mean obviously they’re attracted to fruit, but […]

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On the air, I'm a freelance news reporter and anchor. Off the air, I'm a wife and mother documenting my life in extraordinary ways, and inspiring others to do the same. This is the space where I share my journey in making beautiful memories with my beautiful babies.

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