Saturday, November 24, 2012

Finished the Book of Mormon!

We finished the Book for Mormon as a family this week!  What a great feeling it is.  We talked with the kids about Moroni's challenge and said this is for you.  Our three oldest children resolved to pray about the Book to find out for themselves if it is correct.  It was a really spiritual scripture study as we bore our testimonies of how important these words are.  We decided that we would begin it again because in the introduction it says:  "Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.”

We are going to celebrate by going to the JumpZone.  It's a new Trampoline Park.  We have never been but have heard it is a lot of fun for kids and families.  

I'm grateful for my parents starting this tradition of reading scriptures as a family and then celebrating through a fun activity together.  Thanks mom and dad!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Stop the Yelling!

With the kids downstairs I am finding myself yelling down the stairs for them to come up to eat dinner, read scriptures, clean up the kitchen, whatever.  So we started a couple new things to eliminate a few of the daily hollering.

1.  When it's time for scripture study, I start playing a hymn on the piano.  I do an introduction and then begin playing and singing the hymn.  We do all the verses and then scripture study begins.  It works like magic and my kids are learning the hymns.  We use to choose any random hymn but this week we started with hymn 1 and are going to work through the entire book.

2.  We got a dinner bell!  It's also magic.  I ring it and they all come running.  I will also ring it when it's time to set the table so I can get a little help.   Love the dinner bell.  Oh it works for breakfast and lunch too!  =)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Breaking the Silence

I've had a moment (about 3 months now) where I just couldn't post anything.  I guess I've been feeling like not such a great mom so how could I write about something I was failing at.  I also was comparing myself to other amazing women and mothers out their and I felt like I was falling short.  I'm not feeling that much better but I've realized I've missed the emotional outlet that writing about parenting is for me.  I'm not a perfect mom by any means.  The truth is I'm struggling to be a good mom and as I find something I think may work for the moment I want to exclaim it so maybe it may help someone just like me.
Thanks for reading and I hope you can find some gems that may help you and I am resolved to find my voice again and write about what I love, Motherhood.