SmartPhone: Is it Smart to get your Child a Smartphone?

If you had asked me about 6 months ago, I would have said no.

But, in just 4 short years, my 14 year old son will be serving a mission with his very own ipad mini, and he needs to be able to DEAL with technology without me standing over his shoulder.

And with little fanfare, this summer — we bought him a smartphone.

Does your teen need a smart phone?  Here's 10 things I've learned since getting my 14 year old a smart phone.

Here are 10 things about that very special piece of electronics: [Read More Here…]

Come Join Our Group

join fb groupFacebook is magically making everyone’s posts disappear into oblivion.

BUT, you can see me by joining my Facebook Group. You will see all my recent posts (hopefully, if magical internet Gods are in my favor) …. and we can continue the discussion over there!

Anyway, I’d love to have you over.  Hope to see you soon!

My thoughts on the articles from the LDS church on Polygamy.

LDS Church: The truth will set us free.

Perhaps you saw this article on CNN about Joseph Smith having many wives.  The LDS church recently put out a few articles telling about the early history of polygamy, including Joseph Smith.  My heart sank as I read these articles, but perhaps not for the reason you think.... {PLEASE let me make it … [Read More Here...]

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Fight Calendar Bulge by Shopping Online

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Oh, December.  You seem like a month full of possibilities.  There's all those weekends, and you think you won't have a problem at ALL figuring out how to stuff all that … [Read More Here...]

beverage -- need vs want

Life’s a Balance: Calories vs Calisthenics

Muscle, bone, hormones, cartilage, ligaments, organs, blood and the ever-important brain.  Can you imagine being a teenager with all of these things growing, changing, and with all of your friends in a similar state?  Imagine how your body tries to keep things level.  I really try to teach my kids … [Read More Here...]

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