Barely eaten ice cream (Why we do things)

My children, like many others, are drawn to our local ice cream shop.  We drive past it most days, and so it constantly presents itself to my kids.  Luring them in for an escape, a taste of something sweeter than they typically consume on a daily basis.  I, like most other parents, limit the times … Continue reading Barely eaten ice cream (Why we do things)

Balancing Bread Winner and Baby Powder

Adult Baby, an oxymoron if there ever was one.  It is probably the biggest struggle I have now in my life in diapers.  Allowing myself to wear them, and allowing myself to be/feel “little.”  We lead a very busy life, and there isn’t a ton of free/spare time.  I often incorporate my wearing with other … Continue reading Balancing Bread Winner and Baby Powder

We are all different, and we are all the same.

I had the opportunity to be around a large number of people over a weekend last year.  More than normal. We had been preparing for an event for months, and as the event began and progressed a weight began to lift that I had been bearing across my shoulders.  With each section of the event … Continue reading We are all different, and we are all the same.

It is a struggle every day, every day, every day

This morning I began the day feeling off.  I had the prompting to open my laptop and write something.  I didn’t know what I would write, but felt that being able to type out what I was feeling would help me get my day started off better.  I had previously put a few notes down … Continue reading It is a struggle every day, every day, every day

Long-term happiness, for the little & their spouse

During the Great Depression in 1938 Harvard University began a study on 268 of their sophomores in an effort to discover what leads to long-term happy and healthy lives.  This study has since expanded to include the offspring of the original candidates, and as of April 2017 nineteen of the original candidates were still alive … Continue reading Long-term happiness, for the little & their spouse

Sacrifice, or what we are willing to give

What are we willing to give, and for what cause?  During the Fourth of July holiday week/end I had been thinking about the armed servicemen and women of the United States of America.  The sacrifice they give each and every day so we can live in a manner we choose. Coupled with that I watched … Continue reading Sacrifice, or what we are willing to give

Our choices, an opportunity for growth or regret

Sitting in Church it is often surprising (although it should not be any more..) that I come with questions and thoughts in my mind, and there are topics discussed that reach to me in aid.  We had a teenage boy and then a couple speak during the main Sacrament meeting in church today about Patriotism … Continue reading Our choices, an opportunity for growth or regret

The importance of family, and our other “families”

Sitting here in church I draw the parallel to what is being discussed to the diverse and amazing community of people that make up our “family.”  The gentleman spoke of the divine power of being put into families and the power behind families. The strength of what we have together. My family constantly refers to … Continue reading The importance of family, and our other “families”