Monday, October 03, 2011


Saturday morning session of General Conference.  Sophia just back from a soccer game, Chloe still in her PJs, and Bria dressed and ready to listen.  They were particularly excited about the tie worksheet I gave them to do.

I love General Conference Weekend.

(General Conference is when we don't go to our regular church services, but instead watch our church leaders in Salt Lake City via television or satellite or internet or radio all weekend.)

Sometimes I feel like my life is so go-go-go that I don't have much time to sit down and contemplate what I'm doing. I appreciate being forced to do just that at least twice a year. It fills my empty motivation stores and replenishes my reasons for living. It's a good thing.

Today is Monday and life has continued on at its breakneck speed: Lessons, girl scouts, choir, Family Home Evening, dinner, cleaning, music practice, homework, dishes, laundry, painting.

I am barely keeping up.

But I do my best.

Because yesterday I was reminded of all the reasons why I should.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Can't agree more!
    ARe you on tonight? I'm on for a bit.
    I haven't chatted with you in forever!

  2. Conference is always good, but I found it even more meaningful this year!

  3. Conference and Temple attendance are like spiritual shots, don't you think? They give you the energy and motivation you were lacking. What a wonderful weekend it was.

  4. I LOVE how you said this. You are so good at putting things into words. I am so grateful for Conference too... I just can't seem to slow down otherwise. :)

  5. This is what I think I got out of General Conference too ... but also just trying to slow down too (if that makes sense?)