Gratitude Journal December 2018

2-year-old creativity. Celeste created the above masterpiece. And it’s keeping her amused while I type this on my phone. Brownies. I love the saturated fatness and sugaryness of brownies. Peppermint tea. Amanda and I don’t get around to drinking it basically ever, because the kids would have all the emotions towards it (“I want it!”, […]

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Gratitude Journal October 2018

To be honest, it’s feeling like a bit of a stretch to think of what I’m grateful for right now. But that’s totally a result of being lazy about counting my many, many blessings, not because I have nothing to be grateful for. The idea to keep a gratitude journal. Otherwise, I simply don’t take […]

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How to Print Your WordPress Blog

I previously wrote about the conundrum of preserving your WordPress blog for a  hundred years or so. The main solution I suggested was putting your blog’s content on Family Search… but the majority of commenters said they mostly wanted to just print it out on plain old paper. So how can you print your blog […]

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Gratitude Journal September 2018

Listicles! I can chop out unnecessary introductory fluff and just jump right into the near of what I want to say! Having a fun lesson with my Sunday School kids today Fantastic trip with Amanda to the Vancouver Temple. It’s a peaceful spot and I think going does help me remember the big picture of […]

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Why We Write

  Stumbled upon a subtly opinionated video about “Why so Many People Want to Be Writers” which really got me thinking. The gist is this: we write because we don’t talk. We feel like we have ideas that aren’t being heard by loved ones, so we write them down, hoping someone, somewhere, will respond. …Not […]

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Anger For Manipulation

I’ve had some experiences lately that I think have taught me something about using anger to get kids to do what you want. Bed Time Struggles Ever since our daughter Celeste was moved out of her crib and into a bunk bed with her sister Danielle, I’ve been having trouble getting her to sleep on […]

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