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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&#…

Zucchini Bread and a Prompting

Two weeks ago our bishop taught the 3rd hour for our 5th Sunday lesson. He shared a video from Elder Bednar that basically talked about how we shouldn't be paralyzed by wondering if it's the Spirit speaking to us, or if it's our own thoughts. He states that if it's a good thing, to just go and do it. The Spirit cannot work through us if we sit there contemplating who is telling us this thought. Just do good things, and the Spirit will direct you. (Link found on Youtube by clicking here.)

I've reflected a lot on that over the last couple weeks, and have already found it to be true. For the last couple of days, I've known about a neighbor (Jennifer Lund) two doors down who is having her mother-in-law move in with her. Her mother in law, Lynne, had a stroke a couple months ago and is paralyzed on her left side, so Jennifer and her family will be her caretakers. (Well I've written a lot of articles on caretaking for my job, so I know it's no easy task...)