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The First Six Months

My missionary, Elder Halverson, on the right My elder has been out for five months. In some ways, it’s gone faster than I would have thought.  In other ways, it feels like an eternity.  So much has happened in our family in this short time, and we’ve experienced a lot without him.  We’ve gone through major… Continue reading The First Six Months

Called to serve · Missionary Mama · Preparing to serve · Work Ethic

The Best Thing You Can Teach Your Future Missionary

Two weeks after our son left for the MTC, we received the letter that every parent longs for from their missionary. The “Thank You” letter. He thanked us for teaching him the value of hard work. I’m not talking about the do your chores around the house work. I am talking about the back breaking,… Continue reading The Best Thing You Can Teach Your Future Missionary

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How To: Sister Missionary Cookies

Got a sister missionary in your life?  We’re going to show you how to create these adorable sugar cookies for sisters.  Don’t be intimidated.  They are incredibly easy. I used this cookie cutter from Amazon.  The cookies are pretty large (about four inches tall) so make sure you double your batch if you need a… Continue reading How To: Sister Missionary Cookies

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Black Collar Shirts Giveaway

We are incredibly excited to announce our best giveaway to date.  We are partnering with Black Collar Shirts and giving away FIVE white shirts. That’s right, I said FIVE. Finally, someone has come up with a way to eliminate the pesky collar stains on white dress shirts.  I’m dying that I didn’t know about these shirts… Continue reading Black Collar Shirts Giveaway

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Six Ways We Can Help the Missionaries

Confession time:  I never did much for the missionaries until I was the mother of one. I know. I feel embarrassed about that.  It wasn’t intentional; I was just wrapped up in my own world and didn’t think much about the missionaries.  I was busy raising kids, supporting a traveling husband, and doing whatever calling… Continue reading Six Ways We Can Help the Missionaries

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As a mother of a missionary, I like to have things around our home that remind our family of what our son is doing.  I created this My Missionary Commission and thought perhaps you might like one as well. We displayed ours at our missionary’s open house. You can download the file, by clicking on… Continue reading FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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Get yourself a Facebook, STAT.

Saturday was my missionary’s 19th birthday. I’ve spent every birthday with him until now, and all day Saturday, I fought back tears.  My heart just ached and pined for him.  I wondered if anyone knew, or even wished him a happy birthday.  I wondered if he felt homesick or sad.  I happened to be on a weekend away with… Continue reading Get yourself a Facebook, STAT.