Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

The tradition of my book club’s “Favorite Things Party”, a white elephant gift exchange with a personal twist, prompted me to share some of my own favorite things. Struggling to select affordable favorites to share, I created a list of some of my favorite items, ideas, and products, ranging from reusable fabric Christmas gift bags to digital apps and resources, to thoughtful everyday essentials – easing the problem and also potentially inspiring others during the holiday season.


What You Need When Disaster Strikes: 72 Hour Kit Guide

“When the time for decision arrives, the time for preparation is past.” ― Thomas S. Monson This quote hit home for me literally this past June when a huge wildfire raged near our family’s home. The picture in my header was taken by my husband from our front porch at 1am as we were scrambling to …

Parenting Smarter not Harder

COVID-19: Tips for Homeschooling Under Duress Part 2 – Curriculum

When I started this post series it was under the assumption that most students would be back in their regular classrooms within a couple of weeks. However, as things are progressing it’s seeming more likely that families are going to need more long term educational solutions than just a couple of weeks. With that in …