It’s A Wonderful Life – Our 2019 Adventure

I am sure I am not the only person that never watched the age old classic It’s a Wonderful Life until they were well into their 30’s.  This Christmas season I finally sat down and watched this entire movie from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen the movie, I am totally going to spoil…

To Act Or Be Acted Upon – Our Gift of Agency

I had to pretend I was writing a 5 minute talk for my religion class this past semester.  I worked really hard on this talk, only to find out, it was over twice as long as it was supposed to be! I sent my instructor the Reader’s Digest Version, but I wanted to share the…

Mom Advice: Just Keep Smiling :)

I know it is hard to find the strength to smile when life feels like a never ending string of demands, but keep doing it. Hold your head up in confidence even if others think you should be doing it differently. You are doing your best. Believe it. You ARE enough. It is OK that…

My Personal Struggle with Modesty PART 2

A few days ago I posted all about my internal struggle with the PHYSICAL aspect of Modesty as I was brought up to understand it as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a result, I had SO MANY people reach out to me personally to tell me of their…

My Personal Struggle with Modesty Part 1 & 2

Aside from a few uncomfortable Before/After photos, photos taken at water parks, and maybe a handful taken in a tank top during a workout, virtually every picture you see of me on the internet I have capped sleeves, high necklines, and pants, skirts or dresses past my knees. This is the description of modesty in…

Rape – 10 years later

10 years ago, I was hurt by someone I had let get too close to me.  He preyed on my vulnerabilities and exploited my weaknesses to serve his own desires. I fought, I tried to avoid the situation, I tried to get out of the date that lead to the events that have forever scarred…