sweet happy hacks

source We all know that good lemonade needs the sour and the sweet. And things happen to everyone that are “sour,” but it is our responses to life’s lemons that make us bitter or sweet. “Lemons” are almost always unplanned and undesirable, at least initially. A lemon in your life could be that all of […]

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Not Keeping up with the Joneses

My husband and I bought a house last year. Immediately, I wanted it to be in pristine condition with all the greatest furniture and a cohesive theme throughout. The problem was, we had bought a house, so money was tight. I’ve struggled with the fact that we couldn’t decorate it after my dreams for a […]

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Oh Happy Day

Now, people will say they either are or are NOT a morning person. But people who do not like the mornings can learn to! If you want to be a peppier morning person, there are things you can do to help set yourself up for success: lay a cute outfit out the night before, and […]

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Grinning in Gray Skies

Last week, I really struggled with being happy and finding joy. I could not sing “There is Sunshine in My Soul Today.” But on Sunday we were reading Elder Uchtdorf’s talk Bearers of Heavenly Light.  In it, he talks about night and day and the darkness and light—and this is where I started paying particular […]

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Love One Another

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the smell. It was almost impossible to notice anything else until smiling, tiny faces began popping up from behind the crib railings. And then just as quickly as the smell of 13 dirty diapers that hadn’t been changed since 7 p.m. the night before had […]

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