October 2018 General Conference Study Plan

October 2018 General Conference Study Plan

Wasn’t General Conference incredible?! (Never heard of General Conference? You can learn more about it at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints official website or this post.) I always love Conference, but this time felt extra special. And not just because I think the two-hour block will really bless my family with little […]

7 Magical Harry Potter Things We Love

7 Magical Harry Potter Things We Love

Do you love Harry Potter? You’ll love these 7 great Harry Potter finds! Accio #allltheharrypotterthings! In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, we’re sharing 7 Wizarding World things we are loving right now. Of course, the books and movies are a must, and what fan hasn’t tried Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans? So This Blue Dress is sharing […]

Song of the Week 2018: Part 2

Song of the Week 2018: Part 2

Note: Song of the Week is a simple music program I developed for my family to use in our homeschool. It incorporates Latter-day Saint children’s songs and hymns. Families can easily adapt this program for other music or to use with a public school schedule. You can learn more about the benefits of this program […]

Why the World Needs MORE Thoughts and Prayers

Why the World Needs MORE Thoughts and Prayers

I’ve seen it over and over again today: Thoughts and Prayers followed by a variation of policy change or cultural change. Or even more alarming–just this: Thoughts and prayers.  I’ve heard that “thoughts and prayers” are a cop-out. Slacktivism. Turning a blind eye to needed change. Callous. Could this be true for some of the people saying […]

Song of the Week 2018

Song of the Week 2018

To learn more about the benefits of using music like a Song of the Week in your home, please see my original post introducing this fun and simple routine. It has lots of great tips for choosing a “song method” and the inspiration behind this program, as well as other song lists. This is my […]

Name the Tree: A Christmas Tradition

Name the Tree: A Christmas Tradition

Dickens and Piney. Stumpy and Treebeard. What do all of them have in common? These are just some of the names of our families’ Christmas trees! I don’t remember naming our tree every year growing up, but somehow this tradition has trickled into many of our homes. It’s fun and simple and perfect for any […]

Christmas Movies: A Christmas Tradition

Christmas Movies: A Christmas Tradition

Okay, so this one isn’t a particularly unique tradition, but it sure is fun! We’d like to share some (actually 25) of our favorite Christmas movies and TV specials in case you’re in a Christmas movie marathon rut. Lots of cheesy Christmas goodness for kids and grownups too. We noted if the movies are currently […]

Read a Christmas Carol: A Christmas Tradition

Read a Christmas Carol: A Christmas Tradition

Holidays are so exciting your first year of marriage. You get to choose traditions for a whole new family! My husband Joey and I received inspiration for one of my favorite Christmas traditions while we watched our first Christmas Devotional together 10 years ago. In that devotional, one of the speakers mentioned that President Thomas […]