Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 7 years, 7 months, and 2 days ago.
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“No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.” … The love of a mother does not require the physical presence of a child to be selfless and devoted. Keep reading
This is how one thing led to another and we had a bat-themed Family Home Evening last night. … We had bat cookies for the treat, made bat decorations for the activity, and Brett figured out a 3-year-old appropriate gospel lesson related to bats. Keep reading
We’ve found several ways to incorporate the Olympic Rings in our week. And now Iddo is pointing out the Olympic circles every time she sees them. All three kids did some Olympic Rings art. We had Olympic Rings hair. And we all enjoyed our Olympic Rings dips dinner. Keep reading
As we were preparing to spend 52 hours in the car last month I knew our biggest challenge would be keeping the kids happy while they were strapped down in their car seats that long. We never once pulled out a screen of any kind for the kids. No movies. No shows. No digital games. Just the way we did it when we were kids. Keep reading
My problem was how to pack the kids’ clothes. Because their clothes have a lot less mass and volume there is greater chance of them getting all mixed up and jumbled if left loose. And the internet’s suggestion to put each outfit for each kid for each day in a ziplock bag was going to be way too many bags for me. So I figured out something better and cheaper. And as a bonus, it worked out that without having to ask, Brett knew what each kid was supposed to wear each day too. Keep reading
When Iddo was 6 months old I wrote a post about all the things we had that had made those first 6 months easier. Now that she’s entering the toddler stage we have slightly different list of things we love. Keep reading
The 15th of October is specifically designated as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. In honor of the millions of children whose hearts stopped too soon, please join with us in participating in the International Wave of Light. Wherever you are, at 7:00pm, light a candle and leave it burning for an hour. Keep reading