From LouAnn Christensen, 2017 Utah Mother of the Year What wonderful opportunities I’ve had this past year as serving as Mother of the Year for the state of Utah.  Many wonderful mothers could’ve taken my place; however, I was nominated by the Ladies Community Club of Brigham City in November […]

Human Trafficking Awareness

There is nothing that fills me with more hope than Springtime.  The cold dark winter is left behind and the light and life of Spring emerges.  No matter how bleak the winter, the minute I see the first green shoots of a crocus I am filled with cheer when I […]

Hope Springs Eternal

In family relationships, love and connection are the goals.   Recently, I was listening to my good friend tell me about some challenges in her relationship with her mother-in-law. Their personalities are distinctly opposite and sometimes friction arises or there is unspoken tension. Over the decades, we have shared this conversation […]

Love and Connection

The Power of One. How many times have you heard that phrase? Then you think – that doesn’t apply to me! But it does. You are the power within your home to make things happen, to influence and guide your children. That is the most important “power” that you have. […]

The Power of One — YOU!

I grew up in a home without many traditions. Both of my parents married three different times and things were always changing in my young world. My husband’s family has traditions that date back before he was even born (i.e. seeing the Ballet West Nutcracker for 43 years and counting…no, […]

Why is it tradition to have traditions?