Thursday, 6 June 2013

Quiz: Are you a good wife?

Are you a Good wife? Following on from the last peice I published, I thought this would be a little fun for all the women out there who are now, like me, wondering if they meet the mark at being a good wife. Click on the underlined above and go to the Quiz and see how you rank. Would love to hear how you all rate. Here was my result:

The Dutiful Wife

When you said “I do,” you meant it from the heart. You go above and beyond the call of marital duty. You live to keep your man kept. From hot meals to hot sex, you cater to his every whim. Even when he’s not around, you look for ways to put a smile on his face. Your love for your husband runs deep, and you’ll go to the limits to ensure that he gets his every wish. Just make sure that it’s reciprocated. You’re in a partnership… not on a payroll. In the same way you treat him like a king, he should be giving you the royal treatment as well. Remember, if he doesn’t treat you well, there’s someone out there who will. And if he does appreciate the loving gestures, then give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!

How to Be a Good Wife

This exert is from

The Good Wife's Guide

From Housekeeping Monthly, 13 May, 1955.
  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
  • Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.
  • During the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
  • Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
  • Be happy to see him.
  • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
  • Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.
  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
  • Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
  • A good wife always knows her place.

Now Lets Address The Above Suggestions. In No Particular Order. Because I can.

Ok, so the don't complain if he is late to dinner or stays out all night is ridiculous. Respect works both ways. If I cook, then he better have hus butt at the table when I serve it. (Within reason, if he has to work late that is another story). The letting him lie down is a little over the top also, unless of course your husband is in a physically demading trade. I know that when my husband comes home from the Army sometimes he has to lie down straight away, or at the least flop on the couch. This is fine, I just sit with him and we talk.

Now, as for the questioning his integrity and judgement. I honestly don't think that I should be doing that ever. If you are in a good marriage than you should trust your husbands judgement and know his cast integrity. NOTE that I say IF you are in a GOOD marriage. If you are with a man who is not the god fearing man you deserve, you may have to reconsider the not questioning his judgement part. Remember while as wives we look to our husbands, our husbands should inturn look to christ. If your husband isn't including christ in your marriage then you could be in trouble.

I'm sorry, I am not making a fire for him. In the garden of Eden I am sure it was Adam who was in charge of the fire lighting; besides my husband is a pyromaniac of sorts, he would prefer to light it himself I dare say.

Have an interesting story for him..... Come On! If you are a Mom this shouldn't be hard. Just think of the material you have. "darling today Susie managed to put my gardening hat in the S Bend of the Toilet, You'll need to remove that for me when you are done with your recooperating."

I don't always prep dinner, infact if it wasn't for the microwave I think that we would live off of Pappa Murphy $5 specials. Having said that I think it is important to put on at least 2 good spreads a week. Butter Bread and set the table nicely, make eating together a pleasure rather than just another part of going through the motions.

Make yourself look nice, this is something I do regularlly. I like to dress well. I like how it makes me feel and I like what it says to society about myself. For women, the way we dress ourselves can have a powerful affect over how people percieve us. This is not nessicarily right, however it is the way the world works. Having said this, there are days where my husband will get home and  I will be in my gym sweats or have failed to have change out of my PJ's (Saturdays are really good for this.)

The Cleaning up everything and de-cluttering 15 minutes before he gets home is something I think all mothers do. We can spend 6 hrs of the day procrastinating and in the last 20 minutes before your husband is due through the door  we manage to get most of the days chores done. I once admitted to doing this. My very clever husband smiled and said "You do 15 mins work and pretend that your worked all day, and I come home and pretend that I believe you!" Oh Bless his heart!

I don't like bringing up problems as soon as I see my beloved. I miss him all day and I want to enjoy the first hour with him. This gives him time to relax and unwind and I enjoy spending this down time with him.

So how does it work in your home? Is the above exert absurd, or a little closer to home? I would love to hear from other Modern Mormon Mommies about how you run things in your house. In the meantime I have a date planned, on the couch, with my husband.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Daughter Of A King

I have 3 Little Girls who I am blessed to call my daughters. They are aged 5-10 years. The baby of the three is still enjoying the innocence of early childhood. The older two however, often have to deal with the challenges that come with living a high moral standard. They live in Australia, and the culture there is VERY different to the American Culture in general, but the gap between the Australian culture and The mormon ways of life is vast. Drinking is part of the culture (thank goodness I don't have to worry about that for a few more years!), modest dressing is not practiced, in part due to the stiffling heat of the climate there, and there are very few people who observe the sabbath. I have recently found myself reverting back to a phrase, time and again, when talking to my 7 and 10 yr old about why I expect different behavior from them. You truely are a princess. You are a daughter of a king, the king of the universe. I have printed off the two pictures below for my girls and framed them, please feel free to print off a copy for a special little princess in your life.

Click HERE for your full size Free Printable

Proclamation To The World: FREE Childrens Printable Coloring Book

These printable pictures are inspired from the Proclamation Of The Family and what it stands for. Please feel free to download these prints for yourself for free, HERE.


Printable Articles Of Faith For Primary

We are learning the Articles of Faith in my Primary Class at the Moment. I found these gorgeous printables and thought I would share.

You can download the above articles of faith for free by clicking HERE 

Primary Class Year Book

I teach Primary at my local ward. I am blessed to share the class of CTR 6. The kids love their lessons and we often do activities that involve craft, coloring and other keepsakes. So how can I help the kids remember what they learn each week?

I have decided to do a class year book for each child in my class. In this year book I put a revision of each weeks lesson, this is only one page long typed on the computer. In the book also goes all their art work and activities that they complete. And finally, I take photos of all the kids doing their activities and interacting while learning, and I print there off and place them in their books. The result at the end of the year is a whole book filled with what they learned during the year, all their art peices and pictures of throughout the year. This makes for a wonderful christmas gift for each child to take home as a keepsake of their time in my class.

You only need an office document holder or a display folder for each kid. I picked up a couple of packers of office document holders from the Dollar Tree (4 for $1) which proved inexpensive and practical. You can then get your hot glue gun out and jazz up the outside of the display folder.
 You can also find some great resources at Year Book Ideas. Remember this doesn't have to be an expensive exercise. You don't need to have these books printed up formally, instead it should have a scrapbook feel as you collaborate the kids art with the lessons and pictures.


Thrash'd Thoughts: Wicked Stepmother-this is no Cinderella Story

Thrash'd Thoughts: Wicked Stepmother-this is no Cinderella Story: BEING A STEP-PARENT IS THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER HAD TO DO IN MY LIFE! This blog post is a must read for all the step mothers out there.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

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Its A Womans World: Misconceptions about Women in The Mormon Culture.

There are so many preconceptions about the Mormon faith and culture. These assumptions can be way off. Lets look at a couple of Myths.

Myth #1 Woman are suppressed and have no say.

Many people look out the  traditional values of our church and presume that women are suppressed. Stay at home if you can afford it financially? Devote years of your life having babies and then the rest of your life caring for all the extended family that comes as a result? Dress modestly and feminine? In today's modern society all of this seems alien. What people don't understand about our religion is that although it can put some limits on us socially, the blessings are so much greater than any small inconvenience.

The husband is the head of the house hold. As wife we are his first counsel. As a Mormon woman I have the best of both worlds. My husband should consult with me before making any major decisions, but at the end of the day he has the final say. There are two things to consider when looking at this scenario.
1) any woman with a close and loving relationship with her husband know the influence she can have on him. We still have a voice and alot of the time we will help our husband reach the final decision
2) even though we can sway our husband, if it all goes wrong we are not held responsible. The husband is the one who made the decision and he is the one who will be responsible for fixing anything that results from a poor decision.

You see, I get to have a say, and I know that my husband will consider it seriously. He will pray on the problem at hand and then he will make the final decision. If it all falls apart he will stand up and protect his family. My religion protects womanhood and holds men to a very high standard of accountability.

#2 Priesthood is just a boys club that excludes women

Ok, so technically the priesthood meeting is a mans club as only men attend. What you don't realise is that the men aren't sitting in the priesthood meeting drinking beer, talking football and sharing stories about the "little woman" at home. Firstly they don't drink. Ever. I know, you're in shock right? Secondly, the priesthood is a sacred gift given to a man from our heavenly father. In order to hold it you must live your life within the standards of the church. This includes paying tithing, providing for your family, loving and respecting your wife, being a good father, attending church etc. You also are often required to take on a church calling where you do a service for the church with no pay (well no financial pay, there are many blessings that come with a calling.)
Women are not being discriminated by being excluded from the priesthood. These are the laws of heaven that we follow. Men are given the priesthood and the responsibilities that come with that. Included in that responsibility is caring for their family. As women we are not forgotten, we have The Relief Society where we can do church duties and we are given the extraordinary role of motherhood in place of the priesthood.

I came across this hilarious observation on the Official Guide To What Mormons Like. I will close this article by sharing it with you, I think it gives a very good first hand example of how wonderfully revered women are in the Mormon faith and how much responsibility the men face.

The Mothers Day/Fathers Day Double Standard

Mormons take gender roles very seriously (in case you didn't follow any of the news in California last year) and, as such, tend to make a big deal out of Mother's Day and Father's Day. They'll even base entire church meetings around those days. However, their approach to the two holidays couldn't be any more different.

Mother's Day will usually be celebrated with teary-eyed church members gushing about how important mothers are, and how much they love their own mothers. Stripling warriors and their mothers will be invoked repeatedly. Sentimental poems will be read and church leaders will be quoted about how awesome every mom always is. Flowers might be presented to all the women at church. Maybe even candy.

On Father's Day, men at church will be told to do a better job. They'll be lectured about how important their job is, and how awful everything is because they're slackers. Priesthood meeting will be especially awful. Luckily, most men will assume that the sermons are meant for those other guys, not him, and will blissfully look forward to a steak dinner when he gets home.

My Beloved: Our Wedding Anniversary

I can hardly believe it has been almost a year! James and I were married 10 days after we physically met for the first time, that's crazy huh! We were married June 28th 2012 on the beach front of my home town in Yeppoon, Queensland in Australia. It was a very intimate ceremony with no one but James, I the Pastor and 2 witnesses.

The past year has had many heartbreaks and trials for both of us. I had a custody battle to bring my babies with me to the states, and was not granted permission to leave with them. James is a Staff Sergeant in the Army, so he couldn't relocate, so I moved. It was the single hardest thing I have ever had to do, but my kids are all happy and settled back with their Dads and my Mumma, and James has proven time and again just how much he loves me. He is a very, very good husband and he is my best friend. So what do I love about my beloved? There are so many qualities he possess that I admire, but his actions are what really floor me. Here are just a few things I can think of off of the top of my head:

I can ask James to go upstairs and get me a drink. He will ask what of? One day I couldn't decide between Tea or lemonande. Next thing I know, down comes my husband with a lemonade in one hand and a cup of tea in the other, he brought me both so I wouldn't have to choose.

The first time I visited the States I had to return home to a court hearing. My legal counsel said it was imperative that James was present for it. We were broke, so what could we do? The day I was due to leave, James drove to a car yard and sold his pick up truck! Now that in itself is MASSIVE, but this was not just any truck. James had come home from a 18 month deployment to Afghanistan and this truck was his gift to himself for his service. He sold that truck and bought a ticket, so with no planning and a quick pack of a suitcase, James and I flew back to Australia that afternoon.

James had to come back to the states for the Army, so I was left in Australia with on-going court proceedings. After 4 weeks I was an emotional wreck. One day on the phone James said to me "If you need me just say the word, I don't know how, but I will come stand by your side." And he did! a week later he touched down in Australia.

My husband does laundry. I hate laundry. He says he isn't fond of it either but he says that it makes me happy when he does it, which makes him happy.

He cooks, yes! He cooks and he bakes. I do as well, we cook together. There are not many things we don't do together. We go to the gym together, we hang out together, we do our religious studies together, we start school together in the fall, we go for bike rides and hang out at the library. James and I are like Peas and Carrots and I absolutely love the life we share.

So there is a bit of mushy reading for you all. Our anniversary countdown is on and I am one excited woman. In August when his parents return from their mission we will be sealed in The Great Salt Lake Temple, with a reception following afterwards, so stay tuned for news of that sometime soon.
Thanks for reading and please leave a comment below.

Random Ramblings: Summer Holiday Plans

We have Triple J staying with us for 4 weeks during the Summer Holidays. Triple J is what we call James' 3 kids here in Utah. Jaina, Jacen and James will arrive at the end of June. So what do we do with kids aged 7-13? Well James (the husband, not the child) is in The National Guard so we have to choose between a Masters Gardeners Children's course, Swimming Lessons or Hiking. I think we may very well end up do all three. We are also headed to the Beach! James promised everyone in March that we would venture to the Beach for the Summer Break. None of his kids have swam in the ocean! Having grown up in a little beach side village, this I cannot imagine. Anyways, Malibu here we come. I am hoping to teach James how to surf and while I really am hopeful that he picks it up, I am a little worried about him paddling out to the "deep water" where he can't stand up with his head above water. This should prove interesting.

Driving home we will take a different route to the usual Arizona, Nevada, Utah course we normally drive on our way home from LA. This time we will go North First. Why? Because we are going to San Fransisco! I am just soo excited about visiting the city that the Mommas and Papas sang about.
Hmmmm I will have to make sure I wear some flowers in my hair.

Jaina and I are going to try to finish her 4H Project. We are making Mommy-Daughter matching ACU bags from her Dads old uniforms. I really hope she wins a ribbon as this is the first real competition anyone has ever done with her.

My babies will of course be still in school back in Australia, however we are counting down the months till we can fly over and visit.

So there you have it, Our Summer Plans. I hope you all enjoy yours Summer as well.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Fathers Day Treasure Hunt.

My husband is a wonderdul father and has gone above and beyond forhis own four kids as well as my 4 darlings.
This fathers day is going to be extra special. We will have the usual celebrations, his favorite meal, handmade cards and lots of kisses; but we are also going to do a Treasure Hunt! This will provide an activity for hubby and the kids to do together, and at each clue Daddy gets a gift! If you would like to do something similar you can alter the directions below to suit your family's Daddy.

Fathers Day Treasure Hunt

What You'll Need
  • Cardboard
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Small Gifts (Chocolate Bars, $1Store Coffee Mugs, Socks etc) You can replace my gift ideas in the Treasure Hunt with things that your Dad would like.
  • Print of the Tags listed at the bottom of this article.
  • The Free Coupons/Lables FREE below

To Begin

Get the kids gathered around the table. Cut out the clue cards you will have printed off from this article.  Have the children personalise each clue card by writing one thing they love about their Daddy on the blank backside of the card.

There are two ways of doing the Treasure Hunt

You can hide the clue while the kids take Dad for a walk, meaning that the kids will do the treasure hunt with Dad or
you can have the kids hide the clues with you while Dad sleeps in, meaning that the kids will instead help Dad. 

If you can't hide the clue inside an area, tape it there.
The role the children play will depend on their age and ability.

Let's Go Treasure  Hunting

To start your treasure hunt, hand your children and husband  the first clue. It will lead to the second clue and so on. (If your help is needed, use the old "hot and cold" method of helping them to zero in on a clue.)

1." If you're in a hungry mood, go here first and find some food."
Hide the clue under a plate on the kitchen table. The plate should contain your dad's favorite breakfast, this is the first gift!
2. "Now you're on your second clue, these go on before your shoes."
Hide this clue in your husbands underwear drawer. Beside the clue is Dad's 2nd Present wrapped, either a new pair of socks or a new pair of underwear
3. " If you want your teeth to shine, pick this up and spend some time".
Hide this clue by your husbands toothbrush. Place beside it the third gift. I suggest a new Razor, shaving cream or cologne.
4.     "Inside this book are all the things, our heavenly father loves to hear us sing ".
Hide this in a hymn book, with part of it sticking out from the pages. Place with this clue a home-made gift card (IOU, This Card Entitles Dad to a Saturday Sleep In), this is giift no. 4.
5.      " Add some color to your days! Pick these up; you're on your way."
Hide this clue near some crayons/pencils or your art supplies. Place amongst the crayons gift number 5 also. I suggest a  new pen as number 5. 
6.      "Take a walk and step outside, this is where you go to ride."
Hide this clue near your car, a bike, or even a scooter. Our number 6 gift is a new sports bottle attatched to Dad's Bicyle. All go for a family bike ride or walk around the neighborhood.
7.      "Time to chill, time to think;  after your excercise please go here for a cool, cool drink."
Hide this clue in, or tape on, your refrigerator. Gift number 7 is your Dad's Favorite Snack. It's Time for a Mid-Morning Snack.
8.        " Keep it clean and keep it dry. Can you guess? Come on, just try!"
Hide this clue near your washer or dryer. We tape the clue to the dryer and place a new T-Shirt inside the Dryer.
9.     "You're almost at the very end, go to where your guests come in."
Place the final (and biggest) physical gift at the front door with the final clue.
10.  " The final clue. The final prize. Look your  children's loving eyes"
            On the count of three have all the kids yell "Happy Fathers Day, Daddy!"

Free Tags
Just left click on each tag and click "save image".


How about some Free Printable Tokens. These would be great to use as the coupons I mentioned as one of the fathers day gifts in the treasure hunt. Enjoy!




Things A Step-Mom Should Never Say

Motherhood came naturally to me. I had my first baby at 16 yrs of age, and by 20 I was Mumma to 3! I breastfed all my babies past 12 months (for the record Breastfeeding while pregnant is draining!). I have always been active in my kids lives, every school play, sports day, choir performance, I was there to watch and cheer them on. I baked cakes for their birthdays and actively got out and played WITH my kids. Yes, being a Mum was not always easy, but it definatly was something I was born to do.

Enter 2012, where I became a Step Mother to 4 children aged 7-15.
I really thought that being a step mum would be the same as being a biological mother to my own kids. I couldn't have been more wrong.

There are so many more variables when it comes to being a step-mother. Its not just you, their Dad, and the kids. Its you, your partner, your husbands ex partner, the ex partners partner.....
Just processing all that are involved can prove exhausting.

Oprah's O Magazine has some very good points that I would like to share with you along with=how I impliment some of these ideas into my step parenting.

Never say "Go ahead, call me Mom!"

You're not their mother, and you never will be. They're conflicted enough, and pushing them to use a mom-name will only confuse them more. This applies step dads and the "Dad" title.

I actually am uneasy when my step children refer to me as Mom. I have 4 children of my own, the title "Mom" is reserved for them only.
My step kids are not my flesh and blood, and to be honest, when they are acting up and showing no social decorum, I am relieved that I can actually say to people "Oh no, they're not my children, they're his......" This leads to my husband explaining their behavior, because at the end of the day, they are his and his ex wifes children. How they turn out will be as a result of how the two of them chose to raise them. I am merely a helpmate.
Helpmate.... what does this mean to a step mother? It means that I will happily care for the kids, prepare their meals, play with them, teach them what I can and love them like they are my own; but at the end of the day, how they are raised, the values that are instilled in them, have to be in accordance to both my husband and his ex wifes wishes. This brings us to the next never say for a Step Mum:

Never say "Feel free! Do whatever you want."

Almost as much as they need love, children need boundaries, and are adrift without rules. Learn to say (not scream, please) the following phrase: "In this house, we..." so that time together will not be bogged down with endless negotiations.
Again, this is difficult when the wishes of their mother and father are not the same. In our house hold we focus a lot on manners whereas at the kids mothers home, manners, well... what manners? I follow my husbands lead. He wants his children to be brought up with ettiquette and social awareness, so we Teach his kids this when ever the situation presents itself. This is a hard thing to do when their mother will allow them to belch in public and is not one to care about physical appearance, but the best we can do is try to immerse them in good habits when they are in our care.

Never say "I'll get it," "I'll drive," "I'll wash it," "Forget about me," etc.

Don't let your stepkids (or their father) turn you into the creature everyone in the world resents: a martyr. Martyrs make people feel creepy and guilty, and when kids feel that way, they generally act out. You're better off being wicked.
Ok, so not really wicked, but believe me you won't be popular when you do stand your ground and demand the respect of a fellow human being. I try to use something I live by with my own kids when parenting my step children. As parents, our job is not to be a servant to our child. Our job is to ensure that we raise capable, independant adults! I believe it is important to teach our kids certain life skills. I was astonished when my 10 year old step daughter and 12 year old step son informed us that they did not know how to turn on a washing machine, or the oven! Part of our duty is to teach them those skills. Sure, it is easy just to do it yourself, but this is actually the opposite of martyr behavior, its selfish behavior. Get up and teach your kids things that they will take with them into adult hood. Spend that extra 15 mins. This is all part and parcel of the responsibilities of being a parent.

Never say
5. "Your dad and I always..."

Don't allude to the great times you have with their father when they're not around. They already feel left out, and probably imagine the two of you tossing your heads back laughing, spending wads of money, and throwing Ring Ding wrappers on the floor (not to mention the sexual fantasies going on in their fevered little brains). If you want to give them a positive image of a loving couple, just be a loving couple.

Oh if only my step children were aware of the sacrifices their father and I make for them. We scrimp and save just so that we can have the means to have them visit with us. Their mother takes 50% of my husbands earnings, and the kids arrive at our house in rags (again this is no shock, see above paragraph about presentation). We NEVER speak of this infront of the kids however, as this is not something that is their doing, nor is it anything that would be beneficial to them in knowing. So I guess the "Your dad and I always" is not as much of an issue in terms of what we do without them, its more what "Your dad and I always" sacrifice for you.

Never Say "Did your mother bring you up to do that?"

Never bad-mouth the ex—and your husband (or partner) shouldn't either, even if the fur is still flying. Studies show that it's the ongoing conflict after divorce that hurts kids the most.

Don't stand next to him when he's on the phone with his ex, making faces and sticking your finger down your throat. Don't write her letters or e-mails, and if she's a crank caller, get caller ID. Fighting about the ex—call it the 'ex hex'—is the equivalent of having a stink bomb thrown into your marriage.

This was a tough one for me. My husbands ex is a very controlling person. She actually went out of her way to involve herself in my life with my children. This is a tough pill to swallow, however, I know that one wrong does not make a right. Be the better person. First of all their mother is part of the child's identity. By putting her down, you are in turn putting down a part of that childs persona. This is not best for the child. I tried to organise a meeting between the two of us so that we could clear the waters and work on what is best for the kids. She told my husband if I had anything to say to contact her attorney. While this is sad, I at least know that I put out the olive branch and tried to be the bigger person for the benefit of her children. The fact that she would not reciprocate is not a reflection of anything I did wrong, just and example of her not putting her kids needs first.
My husband and I are very much on the same page where his ex is concerned and I support his decisions. We both agree, There is no need for name calling or any derogatory remarks about the ex in the presence of the children. The kids need to retain a positive image of both parents, and you are not encouraging that by putting down their other parent.

You can find all 12 Things a Stepmother Should Never Say at

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Rave Review

I had to share two wonderful pages I just came across. The first one is All LDS Freebies, this page has so many resources for any Mormon Mommy who wants to get digitally crafty.
The other pandoras box I happened across was LDS Blogtrain. Just like thename suggests, this blog has many contributors from other blogs and webpages. There is a theme each month and some great ideas for any Primary Teachers who want to tweak their lessons a little and make them extra special.


Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Angry "Mormon" Birds Game.

I came across this very entertaining game on pinterest. It is a youth activity that is featured on a blog called Life, Style and the Pursuit of Craftiness.

You can download your FREE copy of Book of Mormon Angry Birds: Prep & Rules and Trivia Questions & Answers HERE. Its fun, simple and so very NOW.

Tools To Teach the Scriptures To Your Kids.

I have compiled a list of Books, Blogs and Websites that I have found and have either tried and tested myself, or have on my list of things to get for my family to help my children learn from the Book of Mormon. Note I say Learn, not just Read.
 Most are free, and a few are priced fairly reasonably (all under $20)

LDS Scriptures for Kids

The Author of this Book, Wendy Bennett, had enjoyed sharing a childrens Bible Stories Book with her kids. When they had finished with that they wanted to continue on to the Book of Mormon. The actual scriptures proved too advanced for her children, and try as she might she couldn't find a Childens Book of Mormon! So her and her husband compiled this little book. Their children illustrated it! Not only is this tried and tested by a fellow mormon mommy, she is also the author.

Available on Amazon and Kindle, starting at $3.00

Visit Time Lines Etc. TimeLinesEtc
Sharon Anderson is a stay at home Mom that homeschools. She came up with the concept of TimeLines Etc to help teach her kids American History quickly while having fun. She just happens to also be a Latter Day Saint. Which really comes in handy as included in her assorted Packs are The Book of Mormon, Church History, The Old Testament and The New Testament. The packs are $18.00 each, however discounts are offered for multiple orders. There are also some freebie printoffs.

Book of Mosiah Book of Mormon Map by The Red Headed Hostess. Firstly, you want to go and have a look at this website! The woman is a genius and has so many printable study planners etc. This map comes FREE in PDF format and is brilliant for Visual Learners.
My Fist Book Of Mormon Activity Book
by Laura Kee Rostrom is available through lds bookstore online. It is only $3.95 and has lots of coloring-in-pages and dot to dots along with other simple activities for younger children.

So that's the list so far. I will be sure to add more as I come across them and please feel free to leave other useful links in the comments section below.



Calling All Writers.

Whether you are an English Major, or just love to write cute, humorous, peices; I would love to feature a few more writers regularlly here on Modern Mormon Mommy. I am also looking to do weekly link-ups to other pages! If you can help with this by submitting a page you would like featured  or are interested in being a regular author on our little blog, please shoot me an email using the link in the side bar.


Welcome Everyone

Ok, So the intent of this blog is to help me keep organised the following both for myself, and of course my devoted readers  :

1)All the equally awesome Mormon Blogs I come Across.
This way I am doing something constructive when I spend 3 hours reading other peoples Blogs. It will from now on be in the best interest of my very important and informative Blog.

2)LDS links. You know, places that everyone can access and learn a little more about this beautiful faith.

3) Family Home Evening Ideas. Again, alot of this will be sharing what the brilliant minds of other Mormon Mommies come up with.

4) Life in the Day of..... Chronicling the random and whacky adventures of a Mormon Momma.

5) To entertain! I actually just read about non-mormons that are Hooked on Mormon Moms Blogs.

I would also love to feature a few more writers, and do weekly link-ups to other pages! If you can help with this or are interested in being a regular author on our little blog, please shoot me an email using the link in the side bar.
Let the Adventures Begin
Disclosure: The Above Pic Absolutly Applies To Me!