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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6 Ways to Eliminate Summer Boredom {free printables}

The school year is almost over for us. I'm totally in my end-of-year school mom phase which means I am done packing lunches, done nagging about homework, and done waking up early. Every year at about this time I start to seriously wonder if I can really hold on for just three more weeks.

I dream about being able to sleep in past 6:30 am. I dream of packing lunches for the beach and not for school. I can't wait to stop worrying about homework!

So, yeah, I'm very excited for summer! The first few weeks are always perfect—but then the boredom starts to set in.

Eliminate summer boredom with this awesome printable summer activity pack | free printables | summer reading for kids | vacation planning | road trip journal | cleaning checklists for kids | summer activity bucket list

Soon enough, I'll start hearing those three dreaded words on a regular basis:

"Mom, I'm bored!"

Which is why I am so excited about this summer printable pack that some of my favorite bloggers and I have gotten together to make. There are 6 great printables to help eliminate the summer boredom and help your kids to have a fun summer and stop telling you that they are bored all the time!

Family Summer Printable Pack

6 free printables to help make your summer easier and boredom free!

Vacation Checklist from Katelyn at What's Up Fagan's?  

Nothing's better for eliminating the boredom than going on vacation! Even if it's just for a couple days, you want to make sure you're ready and that you leave things in order so you don't dread coming back. Katelyn's vacation checklist helps you to do everything you need to do before you leave.

Reading Journal Printable from me!

I am passionate about summer reading, and one of my favorite things is to help my kids get the most out of their summer reading. One of the things I do each year is make them a reading journal out of a cheap composition notebook with this writing guide to help them write great summaries of the books they've read.

Summer Activity & Bucket List from Katie at Clark's Condensed

One of my favorite things to do with my kids at the beginning of the summer is to make a bucket list of all the things we'd like to do. It's nice to hang it up on the wall and find something new to do whenever you hear the "I'm bored!" words. Katie has a list of activity ideas and a printable bucket checklist for you to write the things you want to do and check them off when you're done.

Kid's Cleaning Printable from Hilary at Pulling Curls

Let's face it, chores don't go away in the summer and kids should still be doing them. These printable checklists will help them stay on top of it with step-by-step instructions so they don't forget anything and so they have more time for the really fun stuff!

Summer Reading Printable from Annette at Tips from a Typical Mom

Reading—in my mind—is the single best activity for summer (besides maybe reading at the beach). Annette has some fun reading charts and a reward system to help kids keep track of what they read this summer.

Road Trip Journal from Jen at Your Everyday Family

We've done road trip journals before, but I LOVE what Jen has put together here and we will definitely be using this one for the handful of road trips we have planned for this summer.

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6 bloggers have teamed up to make your summer easier. Get your free summer printables today!

Friday, May 05, 2017

3 Unique Gifts for Moms

Finding the perfect gift for Mom on Mother's Day can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. I know my mom loves to get letters from us more than anything, but sometimes you want to get her something else, you know? While every mom is different, it's nice to be able to find something unique that they probably won't have gotten for themselves.

I recently received a box of three fun gifts that I think all moms would love to receive, and I'm excited to tell you all about them.

Mother's Day gift ideas—3 unique gifts your mom will really like. Pampering spa gifts and an unexpected DNA test that she would never buy for herself!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media

3 Unique Gifts for Mom

1. 23 and Me Ancestry DNA Test

This is one that I am so excited about. My mom (and my dad) both did this test a few years ago, and my mom LOVES to go on her phone and show me all the results. My brother also recently did it, and I have now sent mine in and am waiting on the results. It will be really cool to compare.

Find out where your DNA comes from around the world with a 23andme DNA test. Great gift for Mother's Day!

23andMe is a genetic test—you send in your saliva in the kit they send you (it has prepaid postage, so it's easy peasy), and then you will receive a full genetic report back. You will find out where your DNA comes from around the world in a percentage breakdown by region. They will continue to refine your genetic results as more and more people take their test, so your report may become more detailed over time, which I think is really cool. You'll get an ancestry timeline traced through the generations and find out during which generation each ethnicity was introduced into your genetic makeup.

Doesn't that sound so cool? And it's definitely something your mom will love. I already know how much my mom loves it, after all!

Order your test here: 23andMe DNA Test

If you purchase a test before 5/14/17 you will receive $20.00 off your test (no special code needed).

2. Vichy Mineral 89 Face Moisturizer

This face moisturizer combines mineral rich water with hyaluronic acid which helps to fortify the skin against environmental factors and keep it looking young. Now, every mom I know certainly wants to look younger and loves to try new beauty products.

Use the vichy mineral 89 face moisturizer as part of your skincare regimen

I've been using the Vichy Mineral 89 face moisturizer and I really like it. I like that you can use it as a regular moisturizer or as the first step to a more regimented skin care. Like many busy moms I don't have a lot of extra time to spend on lots of skin care products so this quick moisturizing (you simply spread two drops of the serum with outward movements from the middle of your face) with Vichy Mineral 89 after I wash my face has worked well. And I can tell a difference. I don't know if I look younger, but my skin sure feels softer and more hydrated!

Order yours here: Vichy Mineral 89 face moisturizer

Between 5/1/17 and 6/30/17 get 20% off and free shipping on any order with the code BABBLE.

3. Sabon Butter Hand Cream

Moms use their hands a lot for things like washing dishes, scrubbing toilets, and pulling weeds. Those hard working hands are going to need some TLC, and Sabon Butter Hand Cream is the perfect thing for that.

Sabon butter hand cream is enriched with shea butter

Sabon Butter Hand Cream is enriched with shea butter which helps to heal, hydrate, and reduce inflammation. It smells so good, too! This tube is almond with a bit of vanilla and since vanilla is my go-to scent it's perfect for me. There are many other scents available, too, like citrus blossom, lavender rose, and jasmine. It feels really fancy and my overworked hands are happy when I use it. I'm sure any mom will love it!

Order yours here: Sabon Butter Hand Cream

All three of these items will make unique and interesting gifts for your mom, whether it be for Mother's Day, mom's birthday, or just because. Most moms I know will love to receive products to pamper themselves, and the DNA kit is a really great one that many will not purchase for themselves but would love to do.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

May 2017 Visiting Teaching Handout

Picking a quote from the April 2017 General Conference to take to my sisters for May visiting teaching is the hardest thing for me. There are so many wonderful talks and so many great lessons I personally learned from Conference that it's really hard to choose!

This month, I settled on Elder Holland's talk, "Songs Sung and Unsung." As many of you know, I am a singer, so this talk really spoke my language. On top of using a metaphor that I could really relate to, I loved the beautiful message of being an important part of something larger than ourselves, of learning God's will for us, and knowing that we each bring special and unique gifts to His work.

May 2017 visiting teaching printable handout | Quote from April 2017 General Conference Jeffrey R. Holland's talk "Songs Sung and Unsung." | God is determined to make of us more than we thought we could be

I think sometimes I forget how much God has in store for me—that He has plans for the gifts and talents He has given me. That I don't have to be perfect to start with, because He will take me as I am and mold me.

I particularly loved the quote:

“Come as you are,” a loving Father says to each of us, but He adds, “Don’t plan to stay as you are.” We smile and remember that God is determined to make of us more than we thought we could be.
Quote from April 2017 LDS General Conference by Jeffrey R. Holland, Songs Sung and Unsung

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Monday, May 01, 2017

April 2017 General Conference Study Bookmarks

Last April I made these General Conference study bookmarks, and I really enjoyed using them as a way to study the General Conference talks when my Ensign came. I didn't get around to doing them in October because we were on our sabbatical and everything was a little topsy turvy, but I enjoyed them so much I decided to make them again for this past conference.

I know that a lot of you used them for May visiting teaching last year, too. It's a great idea, since we are supposed to be choosing a conference talk for our May visiting teaching visits anyway. I hadn't originally thought of that!

April 2017 General Conference study bookmark | study all of the talks from April 2017 LDS General Conference | visiting teaching idea for May 2017

(That's the Ensign for the last April conference...I'm still eagerly awaiting my copy for this year!)

The bookmarks helped me study because I like the visual reminder and the ability to check things off a list—both of those things really help motivate me!

How to make General Conference Study Bookmarks

1. Download the printable

In order to download the printable file, just put your email into the form below and it will be sent directly to you. If you are on a mobile device, click here to see the form.

2. Print it out

The bookmark is designed to be two-sided. Print it out onto one side of your white cardstock, then reload the paper and print it on the other side. Every printer is a bit different, so make sure you know how to load the paper so it prints in the correct orientation! It should match up perfectly, though I did have trouble with my new printer in getting it aligned just right. But even though it didn't quite match up, I was able to cut it out without issue.

Alternatively, you could glue two papers together to get your front and back.

This bookmark is great for studying the talks from the Ensign for April 2017 General Conference

3. Laminate (optional)

I really like laminating things, so I laminate my bookmarks. They are less likely to rip or get ruined by spilling food or drink on them if they are laminated. I also like to use a dry erase marker or sharpie to keep track of which talks I have studied already.

I have this laminator, which is quite inexpensive. I use these laminating sheets and a small paper cutter.

4. Add a ribbon (also optional)

To make it look extra bookmarky and pretty, I like to punch a hole at the top and add some ribbon. I left space on the printable so you can do that if you'd like.

I printed one for me and one for The Maestro. He's more of a listen to the talks kind of guy, but he might use the bookmark here and there. I'm also definitely going to take one to my visiting teachees this month, too!

I hope you enjoy your bookmarks.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Real Mommy Wars: 8 Struggles All Moms Understand

The Mommy Wars are a funny thing—moms fighting amongst themselves about the best ways to be a mom. Organic or not? Breastfeeding or bottle? Homeschooling or public? It's kind of exhausting when you get caught up in reading all of the pros and cons to the many different decisions placed before moms every day.

And I hate it.

Because you know what? Moms are already fighting the inner mommy wars on a daily basis! All moms want the best for their children, their homes, and their marriages. And most moms suffer from some amount of mom guilt because they aren't sure if the decisions they are making are good enough. We tend to look to other moms for approval of the decisions we have made, and too often we are met with judgment instead of support, which only serves to compound the mommy guilt and the internal struggles we all face.

The struggles all Moms understand | what to make for dinner | how to find time for spouse | how to raise good kids | how to stretch a dollar | how to keep things clean and organized | how to find time for yourself

I am so thankful when I find supportive women who help me to ditch the mom guilt and make the best decisions for my own home and family. I've found a lot of those supportive women I am looking for have such a desire to help other moms that they have written books and courses that do just that. Today I want to share with you a few of the struggles we all face as busy wives and mothers and some resources that are sure to help you in your own struggles.

8 struggles all moms understand

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How to raise good kids

This is the big one, you know? We've brought these children into the world and we love them so much, but man—knowing how to raise them right is a struggle. And that's not to mention how hard it is to always stay calm and loving with them. My biggest personal struggle as a mother is definitely how to keep my temper in check.

Resources that can help:

Happy You, Happy Family by Kelly Holmes

The Temper Toolkit: How to Take Control of Your Temper Before You Lose It by Lisa-Jo Baker

The Mom Reality: What Parenting Handbooks Never Tell You by Erin Myers

Everyday Hope: Real Encouragement for Worn and Weary Moms by Kayse Pratt

How to stretch a dollar as far as possible

I started out my mom journey when my husband was getting his Master's degree and had my youngest right after he graduated with his doctorate. Needless to say, we really had to stretch those dollars in those years. Today, we still have to stretch them because teenagers are expensive and a professor's salary isn't huge. I'm always looking for new ways to budget and save money so that I don't feel totally stressed out every time I pay the mortgage.

Resources that can help:

31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero by Ruth Soukup

Real Life Money Plan: Designing a Money Plan to Fit Your Real Life by Jessi Fearon

How to be Frugal: A Guided 10 Unit Course That Will Teach You How to Be Frugal Online, In the Store, and In Your Home by Jennifer Roscamp

How to Coupon Effectively: How to Save $5200 Per Year In Just 2 Hours Per Week by Lauren Greutman

How to get dinner on the table every night

This might be the worst one for me, personally. I'm super grateful to have a husband who loves cooking and eating way more than I do, so he usually takes this job on happily. But sometimes he can't and that means I have to do it and I feel like I have no ability in this department. But I've got to feed my kids, so learning how to cook and meal plan is pretty essential.

Resources that can help:

What's 4 Dinner Challenge Meal Planning eCourse by Erin Odom and Holly Dvorak

Feeding Toddlers: A Pediatrician's Guide to Happy and Healthy Mealtimes by Dr. Orlena Kerek

Delicious Dinners in Under an Hour by Mique Provost

Slow Cooker Favorites by Lynn Walls

How to find time for dating your husband

My husband and I have gone through periods where we barely see each other because he's busy with work and I'm busy with the kids. I hate those times, because I lose the connection with the person that is my best friend and partner in this whole mom gig. It's really important to do set aside time for each other, no matter what else is going on so that you can keep your relationship with your husband front and center. But there's not denying that it can be a struggle to find that time regularly.

Resources that can help:

52 Dates for Two by The Dating Divas

Boost Your Libido Course by Shelia Wray Gregoire

Making Big Life Changes Together: Pursuing Your Dreams as a Couple by Haley Stewart

Rekindling Romance eKit: 7 Ideas to Help Reginite the Spark by Jami Balmet

How to keep your life and home organized

My house right now as I write this? Not organized. The older my children get, the less time I have to devote to organizing and the more things I need to actually organize. It's a struggle. I love to organize though, it's mostly a matter of staying on top of it and knowing how to organize things in a way that will keep organized. I mean if that's even possible.

Resources that can help:

Clutterfree With Kids: Change Your Thinking, Discover New Habits, Free Your Home by Joshua Becker

Cozy Minimalist Decorating Class by Myquillyn Smith

Overwhelm to Order: The Ultimate Homemaking Binder by Rachel Norman

2017-2018 Personal Planner by Jolanthe Erb

How to keep your house clean

Similar to organization, keeping the house clean is also a struggle. Getting your kids to do their chores so you don't have to clean everything yourself may be an even larger struggle. Finding the time and the know how to get deep cleaning done is something that is hard for me, too. I'm always looking for ways to get more house cleaned faster, aren't you?

Resources that can help: 

Speed Clean the Deep Clean: A Collection of Time Saving Cleaning Tutorials and Tips for Busy Moms by Katelyn Fagan

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Hack Guide by Amy Bellgardt

Minimize the Mess: A Mother's Guide to Simplifying the Home by Rachel Kratz

Family Chore Planner by Mandi Ehman

How to be more productive

I often feel like I am just spinning my wheels because I am not disciplined enough to do everything I could be doing in a day. Or, more likely, I head into the kitchen with the sole intention of cleaning up the breakfast mess and on my way there, I notice that the living room is a mess. So I start cleaning the living room, and go into my daughter's bedroom to put away the shoes she left in the living room and then notice all the things that need to be done in there...and so forth. It's the whole If You Give a Mouse a Cookie scenario, mom style. The fact that I also work from home doesn't help—I need tactics to stay focused and disciplined!

Resources that can help:

Stretched too Thin: 10 Days to Overcoming the Hustle and Thriving as a Working Mom by Jessica Turner

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine

Productivity and Well-Being Ecourse by Lisa Grace Byrne

Your Morning Manual: A Guide and Workbook for Resetting and Maximizing Your Mornings by Emily Bredeson

How to find time for yourself

This just might be the biggest struggle for all moms everywhere. We are so very focused on our children and homes that it often doesn't occur to us to take a little time for self-care—or even that we should! I have also found that sometimes I think I'm taking time for myself and doing a little self-care, but really I am sabotaging myself—perhaps by spending too much time on social media or feeling like indulging in more ice cream is a good thing. Self-care done the right way, though, leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to face your inner mommy battles again.

Resources that can help:

Boundaries and Margins Webinar by Saren Loosli

30 Days, 30 Ways for Mothers to Take Care of Themselves by Angela Henderson

Bullet Journaling for Book Lovers by Anne Bogel

Breathe: A Faith-Based Journey Toward Margin by Amy Blevins

The 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

If you clicked on any of the above resources, you probably noticed that they all took you to the same place: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. This bundle is my absolute favorite thing to buy every year. I am always looking for those supportive mom resources to help me in my own struggles, and I send a fair amount of my "fun" money on these types of ebooks or ecourses. Call me a self-improvement junkie, but it's something I really enjoy doing.

The absolute best thing about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is that it has enough resources (106 this year) to last me a really long time, and all for the incredibly low price of $29.97. 6 of the resources I have highlighted in this post cost more than that by themselves if purchased outside of the bundle. And all 6 of them are courses I know will give me great value and will help me with the things I personally struggle with as a mom.

The worst thing about it is that it is only available for a few days every year. The 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle expires on May 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm. So if you're interested in getting almost $2000 worth of really great resources to help you be a better mother and homemaker for just $29.97, you'll want to be sure you purchase it today.

This is the fourth year that I have purchased this bundle, and I am finding it to be one of the best ever!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How to Heal Your Gut After a Celiac or Gluten-Intolerant Diagnosis

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Hyperbiotics, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HealthiestDaysAhead http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

When my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac in the first grade, I thought that simply going off of gluten would be enough to heal her of the major tummy troubles she had been experiencing. As it turns out, I was wrong.

Eliminating gluten from the diet is a very important first step, as gluten is the cause of all the gut damage and continuing to eat it will only result in more gut damage and misery. But there are a few more steps to be taken in order to promote faster gut healing.

Tips for healing the gut after going gluten-free—A diagnosis of Celiac or any type of gluten intolerance usually means that your gut will need a lot of extra help to heal. These ideas will help!

1. Get tested for other food allergies.

Gluten may not be the only culprit in the inflammation you have experienced. In order for your gut to heal completely, it is important that you stay away from all foods that you may be allergic or sensitive to—not just gluten.

2. Consider going on a FODMAPS or GAPS diet.

While you are still in the process of healing, you will also want to stay away from foods that are difficult to digest. I have found that I do much better when I am adhering to the GAPS protocols. Pay attention to how different foods affect your digestion, and stay away from them if they are causing negative symptoms.

My Celiac daughter, now 10 years old, sometimes has gut issues show up when she has been eating too much sugar. Even though she hasn't eaten gluten, the symptoms can be similar. In these cases, I put her back on a stricter diet for a while in order to promote healing.

You will not have to eat this strictly forever, but doing so now will promote much quicker healing and you can then branch out with the foods you eat.

3. Exercise!

Even moderate walking is enough to help get your digestion moving properly because it stimulates the nerves that help with digestion. Sitting for long periods of time will slow down the neurological functions that aid in digestion and contribute to more inflammation.

4. Take a high-quality probiotic, such as hyperbiotics.

Probiotics are helpful for improving gut function, and are even more helpful for those who already have damaged guts due to Celiac disease or other gluten intolerances. We all need those good bacteria in our guts so that our immune systems can work properly.

I have been giving Sophia the Pro-Kids formula from Hyperbiotics. Their line of probiotics is both affordable and effective, which I love. I also love that they are free of gluten (super important for us!), lactose, sugar, soy, nuts, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and artificial preservatives. For those who are on a FODMAPS or GAPS diet, they will be safe to take and not cause extra issues.

The Pro-Kids formula is great for kids because they are tiny little pearls that kids ages 4 and up can easily swallow (they taste like tangy orange). My Sophia hates swallowing pills and can get pretty stubborn about doing it, but she has had no problem with the Pro-Kids formula and actually looks forward to taking it.

Hyperbiotics can be found at Target stores. They offer a line that has something for everyone: Pro-Moms for nursing moms, Pro-Women for all women, Pro-15 for everyone, Pro-15 Advanced Strength for those who need a little extra help in the beneficial bacteria department, and Pro-Kids for kids ages 4 and up. If you need to heal your gut, #followyourgut to Target to get yourself a bottle.

Learn more at Hyperbiotics.com.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What Makes a Good Friend—10 Signs Your Child's Friend is a Good Influence

After my daughter Chloe went through a particularly difficult friendship with a girl who turned out to be a bully, I've thought a lot about what makes a good friend for my children. I am so thankful for the friends who have been good influences in my children's lives. I'm not just grateful for the friendship, I'm grateful for the examples they have set and the way they help my daughters to be their best selves.

I've found that the signs that your child has a good friend are often the exact opposite of the signs that a friend might be a bully or a person who ends up bringing your child down. The other day while Chloe had a friend over, I was noticing what a great friend she was. I've always known it, but that day I found myself overwhelmed with gratitude for that friend. They were just sitting on the recliner in our living room reading Harry Potter—one of them in Book 3 and the other in Book 4. They didn't even need to be talking, they were just happy to be together sharing something that they loved.

Want to know how to tell if your child has a friend who is a good influence? These 10 signs are a great way to know what makes a good friend—for adults, too!

There's nothing better to a parent than a good friend for their kid!

10 Signs Your Child's Friend is a Good Influence

1. They are respectful to adults—including you.

One of the first things I noticed with Chloe's bully friend was that she refused to spend time in our home, and wouldn't even look me in the eye, much less talk to me with respect. It was pretty disconcerting as a parent!

The good friends my daughters have all talk to me respectfully and are happy to spend time in our home.

2. They don't expect an exclusive friendship.

Good friends recognize that you can have more than one friend. They do not constantly ask "who is your best friend" and make their friends feel like they have to choose between them and other people. They are able to have fun with your child in a large group of friends (like at a birthday party) or one-on-one, and they don't get jealous if your child spends time with another friend sometimes.

3. They help influence your child to make better choices.

As a parent, this one is huge to me. It's a truly good friend who helps influence your child for good! I love it when friends of my strong-willed, often pushy, daughter Sophia help her to realize she's pushing me too far. I love it when my girls have friends who encourage them to study and do well in school. I love it when their friends choose uplifting movies to watch together.

Peer pressure is awesome when it is helping your child to make good choices that will serve her well in the future!

4. They speak kindly of others.

There is so much ugly gossip that goes around—especially with girls, I've noticed. While I have tried to teach my own daughters to always be kind, I appreciate it when that value is validated by their friends. I notice when the girls my daughters hang out with speak kindly of others and change the subject or stand up for someone if mean gossip begins, and I appreciate it.

5. They treat your child with respect and kindness.

The same kindness they exhibit towards others, is also given to your child. There are no cruel jokes. No making fun of your child. A good friend builds up and doesn't tear down.

6. They practice forgiveness.

Nobody is perfect—not even the best of good friends! And my children certainly aren't perfect. A good friend understands this and forgives when their friends mess up.

7. They stand up for your child when necessary.

A good friend will always have your child's back. If other kids speak unkindly about her, she will set them straight!

8. Your child is happy after spending time with them.

It's my favorite thing to see my kids happy. Chloe was just so darn unhappy when she was hanging out with her bully friend and it hurt my heart to see her like that. When my kids come home from spending time with a friend and they are happy and excited to tell me all about it, I am thankful to that friend for being so great!

9. They listen.

A good friend understands the give and take of conversation. They don't make every conversation all about themselves and they listen when your child has something to say.

10. They love your child.

Most important of all, they truly love your child. I am so thankful for the wonderful friends that my daughters have because I know that they love my kids. And my kids love them.

And guess what? I love them, too.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 2017 Bonus Visiting Teaching Printable

The April visiting teaching message is titled Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood. What we are really focusing on this month is temple covenants and the blessings that come with those covenants. My first printable for this month simply highlighted a scripture about the power of the temple endowment (see that printable here: April Visiting Teaching handout).

For the bonus printable this month, I wanted to use the quote from Elder Ballard that is included in the lesson:

"All those who have made sacred covenants with the Lord and who honor those covenants are eligible to receive personal revelation, to be blessed by the ministering of angels, to commune with God to receive the fulness of the gospel, and, ultimately, to become heirs alongside Jesus Christ of all our Father has."

April 2017 visiting teaching handout | All those who have made sacred covenants | temple blessings | M. Russell Ballard | Oath and covenant of the priesthood | free downloadable printable

I hope you and your sisters enjoy this little handout for April!

If you would like to bring temple cookies to your sisters along with one of the handouts, I discovered these temple cookie cutters on Etsy (affiliate link). They are only $4.00 each and there are several temples available. Check them out: Temple Cookie Cutters

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