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New Drivers

I entered the world of having a new teenage driver again this year.  Somehow when I went through this with Spencer it didn’t seem as intense.  Maybe it is because my mom took him out on his first driving experiences … Continue reading

22. June 2017 by tjsjohanna
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Relief from burdens

This past week I took my son to a residential treatment center and left him for what will probably be a least a year away from home.  It was a difficult decision to make on so many levels.  For eleven … Continue reading

15. October 2015 by tjsjohanna
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So, I’m not the most patient mom in the world (that’s shocking news, I’m sure). I really struggle with some of my children’s behaviors. Last night I was offering up my standard prayer – “please soften my heart towards my … Continue reading

26. September 2013 by Johanna
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My Motherhood Essay

A blogger that I read recently hosted a call for motherhood essays and I got to wondering what my essay would look like.  Here’s the result. My picture of motherhood was formed early by my own mother.    She wasn’t a … Continue reading

10. April 2012 by Johanna
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Spring Break

So many thoughts floating around in my head … Spent last week with my parents in Monroe, Utah. Took my two youngest since they were on spring break. My sisters, Erin and Cynthia joined the party too. It was fun … Continue reading

03. April 2012 by Johanna
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I’m trying to …

I’m trying to get Tom to do a guest blog post.  He made an amazing meal on Sunday and he even had Spencer take pictures.  He’s being reluctant – but I wish he would!!  I envy those bloggers who have … Continue reading

07. March 2012 by Johanna
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Mother’s Day

Why is it that this holiday is so fraught with emotional pitfalls?  It seems like a simple thing – set aside a day to honor the work mothers do.  And yet each year I read and hear women talk about … Continue reading

05. May 2011 by Johanna
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Random Stuff

Kids are downstairs watching “The Aristocats”. I love that movie! No super scary villain and those kittens are so cute … Tom’s gone to the Priesthood Session of General Conference (want to know more? Go here.)   Sadly, we all … Continue reading

02. April 2011 by Johanna
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Mental Health

I don’t usually post about Andrew in particular, though I read a lot of blogs where moms with difficult kids post often about the challenges they face. But today I’m making an exception. Almost a year ago Andrew had such … Continue reading

16. March 2011 by Johanna
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