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home-centered learning: homeschool room reveal

president thomas s. monson, in an october 1991 general conference said, “perhaps the most significant of all classrooms is the classroom of the home”. part of your purpose on earth is to create meaningful relationships that help you feel joy in your life. when you 

an overdue update

an overdue update

hello friends. are you still out there? my husband reminded me this week that we pay for this little corner of the internet that i had to have and that maybe it was time to pull it down off the shelf, re-discover my roots of 

learn || august theme

“there is always something new to be learned”  a new school year is right around the corner and as my two oldest children, my husband, students and families all around the world prepare to go back to school, my thoughts have been focused (and i’ve 

the message in the mess.

the message in the mess.

for the last several years as i’ve been on my journey to intentionally find more joy in my life, specifically in motherhood, there is one practice i’ve discovered that allows me more opportunities to feeling the most peace and joy every day. that practice is 

joy in waco.

joy in waco.

during my most recent trip to texas, i was fortunate enough to be spoiled by my loved ones with a day to magnolia market in waco. kevin has known for a few years now that waco, texas was at the top of my bucket list. together 

word of the year.

last year i painfully decided to take a break from our personal family blog, fordOlogy, to take a much needed journey of mindfulness, intentionality and joy. as i said goodbye to my beloved online journal of all the things that had happened in our lives 

thanks two thousand eighteen.

thanks two thousand eighteen.

the end of the year typically brings reminders of all the things we didn’t do during the last 365 days. we’re reminded of the pounds we didn’t loose, the trips we didn’t take, the money we didn’t make and the things we couldn’t buy. we 

broken.

broken.

have you have ever felt broken? spiritually, mentally, physically, intellectually?  maybe you were broken because of an actual broken bone, loss of a loved one, a missed job opportunity, failed relationship or loss of your self worth? here’s the thing… no one is exempt from 

thoughtful thursday: word of the week.

thoughtful thursday: word of the week.

recently i joined a toastmasters group here in utah. toastmasters is an international organization that operates clubs across the entire world for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking and leadership skills. each week, during our opening exercises, we have someone give a word of 

a compliment a day

a compliment a day

a compliment a day, keeps the doctor away. and sadness. and fear. and doubt. a compliment a day brings lasting joy into your life and to the lives of those you are complimenting. i’ve always been one to apply and share actionable tools for a