Monday, December 8, 2008

Kind Acts Challenge

We challenge you to go to 5 blogs that you have never been to before and LEAVE A COMMENT!

When we started this blog, we thought it would be a way to interact with others and meet new people. We are grateful to those of you who did leave comments, but we wish we got more!

We have a feeling that most people want others to comment on their blog. So, we thought this would be a simple, easy and kind thing to do for the Christmas season. Please feel free to pass the challenge along. We want everyone to get some kind comments. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bad Teachers

Is it just us or are there a lot of bad teachers out there? One of us just had the following experience . . .

The teacher called about her daughter, who has special needs, and said she is having trouble in the class. When the mother asked what was wrong; the teacher responded, "Well, she just demands more time than the other students." When the mother pushed for specifics, the teacher listed that she has to talk directly to her daughter. She has to break down her instructions into parts. And, when the daughter gets confused, she cries.

The mother calmly reminded the teacher that her daughter had language / speech delays and these things were required for her educational success. To this, the teacher replied, "Well, it just takes up too much time."

Excuse us????????

Helping a child with special needs takes up too much time?

Then, why go into teaching?

Don't you go into teaching to help children?

We are really sick of bad teachers.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

No big thoughts this week! And, no playdates either! :(

We will be enjoying the holiday with our families. Check back soon - and Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Without Natural Affection"

We are completely shocked that there is even a debate over homosexuality.

The Apostle Paul spoke of one sign preceding the second coming. He wrote, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, DESPISERS OF THOSE THAT ARE GOOD, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.” (2 Tim. 3:1-5).

Homosexuals are individuals without natural affection. Don’t be deceived by Satan! It is NOT biology or whatever you want to argue. It is wickedness!

The attacks against people who are standing up for the sanctity of marriage are those who are “despisers of those that are good.”

Because of the awesome blessing of free agency, you can choose where you stand on this issue. “Choose you this day whom ye will serve: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Marriages - Are they all real?

Ok. We want to know. Are you happy in your marriage?

Recently, we've had several experiences that have made us think. One of us had a good friend confess that she was considering a divorce. It was a huge shock because this friend and her husband appeared to have a great relationship.

Another one of us has a neighbor that has been separated from her husband for 6 months. It has been a mean, bitter, and nasty separation - according to the wife herself. And, yet, they were both a church for the first time in 6 months and they were flirting up a storm!

The three of us feel that we are very lucky in love. We each have wonderful husbands who are perfect for us. And, we want to believe that most people are just like us. We want to believe that most people have happy marriages - that it's not just a front.

So, we just want to know. Do you have a happy marriage? There are some 500 of you on Mormon Mommy Blogs! We'd love a comment of "yes" or "no." And, if you want to be anonymous, then you can send an email to We promise to keep all emails confidential. And, we'll let you know the results of our question.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The FAT Question

Once in a nutrition class in college, the professor put 10 outlines of female figures on the board. The figures ranged from very obese to stick thin. Then, the professor divided us by our gender. He had the women vote on which figure we thought was the most attractive and then he had the men vote.

The men chose the figure that in the dead middle. The women, overall, thought the figure was a little heavy. But, the men said it was curvy, sexy and healthy-looking. The women picked the figure that was in between the middle and the stick thin figure. However, the men said that figure was ok, but not as attractive as the heavier one.


So, here is the question of the hour. What drives women to worry so much about being fat? Do men want women to be super skinny? Or do we, as women, put undue pressure on ourselves?
As for us, we couldn't agree at our playdate. We would love everyone's opinion - especially any men out there!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

California - Vote FOR Proposition 8!

The debate over whether or not homosexuals should have the right to marry is huge (to say the least). It is dividing us across the nation and, in some cases, in the same household.

Please know that we, the writers of this blog, have nothing against gays or lesbians. In fact, we have good friends that fall into that category that we love very much.

But, Proposition 8 has asked to stand up for what we believe. And, we believe that "marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God." Furthermore, we believe failure to uphold this ideal of marriage "will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets."

So, come on California! The entire nation has its eyes on you!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mad Money

In our opinion, there is a very common mistake people make in their budgets. The problem is this - they budget every penny towards a bill, an expense, or a savings plan.

They don't leave any money to be irresponsible with!

Please repeat after me: I am not a machine.

"I am not a machine."

I will not flawlessly follow my budget every month.

"I will not flawlessly follow my budget every month."

When life gets crazy and tight, I need money that will keep me from going MAD.

"When life gets crazy and tight, I need money that will keep me from going MAD."

The concept of Mad Money: Give you and your spouse a little money each month to be completely irresponsible with! This is your money. The other person can say nothing about what you choose to do with it. Any amount will do - whatever you can spare!

If you want that Frosty, then you get it! If he wants comic books, then bite your tongue. All is fair with Mad Money. It is yours and you are accountable to no one.

We can't tell you how many financial fights mad money will save you from! We'd love to hear what you think about Mad Money. Please leave us a comment.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Money, Money, Money

Have you ever noticed that there are certain subjects most people will not openly talk about? Most people will not talk about money or money management. Why is that? Why is it a social suicide to talk about money?

Are we in some unvoiced competition of "who makes the most money" and we are afraid that we will lose? Are we afraid that people will judge us if they knew more of our financial situation? Would we behave differently if we did talk more openly about the subject? I don't know. All I know is that there is this unwritten rule that you don't talk about money. Well . . .


(Actually, one of us has a degree in finance, worked in internal audit, and has helped many friends and family with budgeting and money management! She will do most of the talking.)

The first thing we think is important to understand is this: "The anwer to money problems is NOT making more money. The answer is learning to better manage the money you have."

We would love to have others join in our discussion! If you have a question or experience you would like to share, then please leave a comment! Or you can just read and enjoy our conversations about money.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Disgusting Habits

Just in time for Halloween, a topic that will really scare you. Ha. Ha.

Every so often, I will enter the bathroom to be greeted by a foul smell. (And, no, not the smell that is sometimes there after someone recently vacated.) As soon as the aroma hits my nose, I cringe. It is a horrible smell.

I walk straight towards the toliet. And, as I lift up the lid, there it is! Someone has forgotten to flush the toliet.

Now, you may be thinking, it's a little child who is just learning to toliet train - I wish! Unfortunately, you would be wrong. Oh, it's much worse than that.

The culprit is my husband. And, he will fill the toliet to capacity. I don't think the toliet was designed to handle all of that at one time. And, he gets up hours before the rest of us. So, by the time I discover things, it has been marinating for awhile. EEWWW!

I will scrub the toliet down three or four times. I will spray Lysol in the air. And, I will avoid the area for hours. It is one of the grossest things I have ever had to witness! On multiple occasions!

Now you may be wondering why I decided to share this little challenge in my life. I did so in hopes that someone can out do me! I have this theory. If we all read what disgusting habits other people have to deal with, then we may decide ours is not so bad.

If you know of / have a disgusting habit, then PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT! Hopefully, we will all have a good laugh together!

Friday, October 24, 2008


When people go to therapy on TV, the doctor usually tells them to start a journal. Write down their feelings. It's a safe and constructive way to analyze your feelings.

When good girlfriends get together, then you can usually find the opportunity to vent. There, in the safety of your friends, you can say things you would not normally say.

You might say, "My brother-in-law has married the spawn of Satan." Or you might admit that "you feel like the odd one out in your family."

But when all is said and done - whether you write it down or you find the courage to say it out loud - You feel better.


What if, you could say whatever you wanted to say - anonymously? What if you could bounce your thoughts and feelings off of someone that you never had to see again?

Group Therapy.

Welcome to our group therapy! Come, read, and enjoy! We are going to fight those things that sometimes cause us grief and pain with humor and good advice. And, hopefully, when everything is said and done. We will realize that it is not nearly as bad as we thought it was!