I Love Primary Children

There are a lot of things that set my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, apart from other churches. One big one is that our church congregations are run by its members. We do not hire our spiritual leaders, teachers, choristers, custodians, pianists, etc. The members are asked to, or called, to do…

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The Al-Bjalys in Disney World

Remember how we won a trip to Disney World? Well, February 29-March 6, 2016 was the week we got to visit the Happiest Place on Earth. Here is how it all went down: Monday – Traveling to Orlando! The magic started early – right after we checked our bags, in fact. As we turned around to ride…

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Because I know what’s best for you

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I was home with my two little ones by myself one night, and my 4-year-old was winning a debate at the dinner table. He was refusing to eat his dinner, no matter what bribes – or threats – I threw out. In desperation, I finally screamed out: “I’m in charge…

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If she is the worst mother in America, so am I.

A few days ago, I heard about a movement called #iStandWithCherish. I didn’t really know what it was, and wasn’t super interested in finding out. Then, I kept seeing it everywhere, and read my friends’ passionate posts about it. I then decided to find out what this was all about. I read a quick news…

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This is how we do it.

I took the boys to the library last Monday night. I don’t usually look forward to it because Kamren always opens the elevator, he and Rigel try to run upstairs, and one or both run in the aisles. When in line to check out, Rigel was trying to touch the big screen. I asked him to stop, and…

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The Biggest lessons we learn come from the Smallest people we love

“Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3–4). Jesus loves and cherishes little children. God has commanded us to bear children when we are able. The greatest joys we…

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My Day without Little Ones

Last night, before bed, I felt a little broken inside, like a piece of my heart would soon be missing. I was already regretting the day to come’s arrangement where Jad would take Rigel and Kamren to Kinston with him early in the morning, and not bring them home until very late. They would play…

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