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Mother of the Year Goes to.... Not Me

Every morning I go to the gym to exercise. I love it because I have a lot of friends there (it's my adult interaction for the day...hahah...but seriously...), endorphins are released, I feel powerful and strong....etc. Fast forward to about 10 minutes after I arrive home.

Kids are fighting over who grabbed the box of cereal first.

Tears are rolling down cheeks from, "Cameron looked at me in a mean way."

Fights are breaking out between who has to be the flippin' monkey in the middle...

You get the idea.

So pretty much all the good I do at 5:30 in the wee early morning hours gets completely undone. (Perhaps I should schedule my workouts to after the kids leave for school instead?)

Anyway, today was no different. The kids actually all got ready on their own really well without any fights. They had a good 20 minutes to kill before we had to leave for school. They decided to play a game (but not the blasted Monkey in the Middle game...No! No! I banned that game [and 'jinx&#…

Spiritual Gifts

Last night our family had Tithing Settlements with our Bishop. As we waited for him to finish meeting with another family who had an appointment prior to ours, our ward clerk handed us a form to fill out. It was a paper asking us to list our "skills" and "resources" that we'd be willing to offer to our local community members in case of a natural disaster. As I began filling it out with all our camping equipment and Matt's skills (roofing, carpentry, etc), I stopped dead in my tracks wondering what in the world I could offer. What was I good for? Did I have any skills/talents to offer?

I'm  not going to lie, it was kind of depressing. I am someone who possesses qualities that a lot of people think are useful. I cook. I clean. I'm extremely well-organized. I'm a great writer. I'm punctual. I'm a nazi when it comes to proper grammar/English. I can make people and places look "pretty." I can make people laugh. I am pretty good at p…

100 Things

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Last week during one of my "mommy time outs" (I'll have to explain this later), I listened to a podcast by Bold New Mom. She is a life coach that helps you change your way of thinking. I've really enjoyed listening to all of the podcasts I've listened to so far. The latest one I listened to talked about making a list of 100 Things you are good at. She even listed her own 100 personal things, and although some were a bit strange in my opinion, I was really intrigued. So I thought I'd share 100 Things I like about me (and as I think of more, I'm going to keep adding):

1. I'm very organized
2. I'm good at math
3. I'm excellent at budgeting
4. I am good at proper grammar
5. I'm a great writer
6. I know how to stretch a dollar really well
7. I'm a good cook
8. I'm a natural athlete
9. I have a good sense of direction
10. I have common sense
11. I think before I speak
12. I know how to bite my tongue
13. I have a strong testimony of the Church of Jes…