Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party 10/20

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The Legacy Collection – a Review of Disney’s Latest CD Releases

“I received a set of the Legacy Collection CD’s as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.”

Lion King - The Legacy Collection

 

It is no secret that we are Disney fans. From the theme parks, to the movies, to the merchandise – this family loves it all! Ever since our Walt Disney World vacation in May, my three year old has been asking, “When we going back to Disney Junior Land?”

Our next Disney vacation is still in the works and TBA so we’ve had to content ourselves with listening to our favorite Disney CDs. We were so excited to review Walt Disney Records’ newly created line of collectible CDs, the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection.

The Legacy Collection features the beloved original soundtracks from each of the movies, plus valuable documentary content that tells the story behind the music. Each album features newly created artwork from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Wreck-It Ralph”). The artwork is beautiful and my daughter loved that each CD has a book-like appearance.

Mary Poppins - The Legacy Collection

As we listened to the CDs on a recent road trip, the music took me back to my childhood and the many subsequent cherished Disney memories. Each member of my family has a clear favorite song from the three CDs we reviewed. Here are some of them:

My three year old’s favorite is Just Can’t Wait to be King from The Lion King: The Legacy Collection. I must admit that it gets me singing along, too.

My five year old has a surprise favorite – Scar’s Be Prepared! We’ve listened to that song on repeat the past few days. It’s almost a given that my son is going to shout out, “#8 please mom!” the second we get in the car. Sung by Jeremy Irons, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings (who took over after Irons’s voice gave out), and Whoopi Goldberg, this song’s lyrics are even wittier than I remember as a child. Disney’s song writers are incredible at writing extra meaning into the songs – I loved the double meaning for pride in this song. So smart!

Listening to the The Lion King also gets me excited for seeing the Festival of the Lion King in the brand new Harambe Theater. It was being remodeled during our visit to the Wild Animal Kingdom so my kids haven’t had a chance to see it yet. Definitely on our Disney bucket list!

Bippity Boppity Boutique

It was definitely not a surprise that my daughter loved the Sleeping Beauty sound track best. She said it reminded her of her time at the Bippity Boppity Boutique. Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in my heart, too, and reminded me of all the classic Disney movies and rides in Fantasy Land. The orchestral scores are beautiful and  I dare you not to slip into a waltz during Once Upon a Dream.

For myself, I have a hard time choosing between Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins with Dick van Dyke and Circle of Life. So many good iconic songs. If you want to get a sneak peek into the making of the Circle of Life scene and music – you have got to check out this video from Disney Insider!

So far only The Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, and Mary Poppins have been released in The Legacy Collection. The Little Mermaid will be released on 11/17/14 with the rest of The Legacy Collection 2015 as follows:

Fantasia 75th 1/3/15

Pinocchio 75th 2/3/15

Toy Story 20th 3/17/15

Disneyland 60th 4/7/15

Lady and the Tramp 60th 5/12/15

Pocahontas 20th 6/23/15

Aristocats 45th 8/14/15

Cinderella 65th 8/14/15

So many fun CDs to look forward to! These will make great stocking stuffers for our favorite Disney fan! I always love having Disney CDs for our road trips and our kids beg to listen to them. The Legacy Collection is available on Amazon.com and the Disney Store, of course.

Now for the exciting part, Walt Disney Records is generously giving away all three CDs to one of my lucky fans! Enter in the rafflecopter below:

If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to chose another winner.

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What is your favorite Disney song?

What CD are you most excited to listen to?

 

 

Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party 10/13

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Free fall printables

German Sweet Chocolate Cake

My Pick of the Week!

 

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Your Co-hosts for September and October! Please Follow!

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Birthday Celebration Kitchen Aid Giveaway

I love celebrating birthdays! This week Alli from Cupcake Diaries is turning the big 3-0. Alli is running a fabulous Halloween series right now – tons of spooky printables and treats – be sure to check it out! To celebrate, I’m teaming up with her and some of my other blogger friends and giving away a KitchenAid stand mixer!

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I’m so excited about this giveaway!! The winner gets to choose the color of their new mixer. Just in time for holiday baking! I would totally choose the red if I won. What color would you choose?

Check out the amazing group of bloggers participating in this giveaway! I’m so excited to be collaborating with such a fun group of ladies. You will love their blogs!

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Cupcake DiariesCutesy CraftsFrugEleganceThe Bitter Side of SweetKeep Moving Forward with MeThe Cards We DrewOur Thrifty IdeasLive Like You Are RichFabulous Farm GirlMy Mommy StyleBusy Mom’s HelperBlooming HomesteadLike Mother, Like DaughterOver the Big MooninkhappiPink Cake PlateOne Artsy MamaFrenchieHousewife EclecticMy DaylightsNo Diets AllowedDessert Now, Dinner LaterTwo Thirty-Five Designs

To win, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The more entries you complete, the better the chances of winning. Good luck!!
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Giveaway begins 10/13 and will end 10/20 at 10pm MST. Open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 years and older to win. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winning entry verified. If winning entry is not complete, prize will be voided and another winner will be chosen. Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.

 

Meet These Mormons

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We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints otherwise known as “The Mormons”. We are proud of this part of who we are! We are excited to team up with over 65+ of us strong… to extend an invitation to see a film. A film entitled “Meet The Mormons”.

This film is not meant to be an “in your face” – you must join our church film. It is simply designed and produced to uplift and inspire you through six stories of those of our faith who have followed promptings to follow Christ more fully in their lives. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy this film. We hope your hearts are made light as you feel the goodness that comes from following Jesus Christ, our Savior. All proceeds from the film will be donated to The American Red Cross. So not only will you be uplifted and inspired, your money will be going to an amazing charity!!

We also would like to take a moment and share our personal testimonies, stories of our own personal conversions, and our own stories of how following Jesus Christ has changed our lives. The light of the gospel of Jesus Christ offers a joy and hope that only following him can provide. We hope as you click through and read our stories and testimonies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, you will feel uplifted and encouraged. We are by you! We love connecting with our readers, that is why many of us do what we do! Please be kind and considerate in your comments. It takes great bravery for us to open our hearts and our mouths to share with you such a tender and personal part of who we are. We share because we feel strongly the need to share the peace and the hope that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

So here is my story.

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Growing up sitting in the second row of the chapel each week, I never doubted that this church was true. I don’t consider it blind faith, it is faith reinforced by many experiences in my life. I never felt forced to believe, simply encouraged to read the scriptures and ask God for myself. This faith sustained me during harder times in my life. When I miscarried my first baby and my parents separated, I did a lot of soul searching and found comfort by attending the temple. The gospel of Jesus Christ has truly shaped my life experiences.

As a young adult, I attended BYU-Idaho and felt myself come out of my shell and discover the many opportunities available to be to learn and serve. Upon graduating from college, I completed a six-month internship with the Church magazines in Salt Lake City. As an intern for the international magazine, the Liahona, my eyes were opened to the world-wide church.

Each week I spoke with church members from all over the world via telephone and e-mail. I cried with the Saints in Apia Samoa when their temple was damaged by fire. I will never forget the pictures of the members who tried to help put it out.

And then there was the story of an elderly gentleman whose home had been rebuilt by the missionaries in the area. They sent a before and after picture of the home. The first picture I looked at was a simple, sturdy, small home, but made of materials not typical for the United States. In my head I figured that it was the before picture.

I flipped to the next picture to discover a dilapidated lean-to made of even less desirable materials – the true before picture. The biggest difference in the two pictures was the smile of the man. It warmed my heart and I promised myself I would be more grateful for what I had.

#meetthemormons

During my internship and time at BYU-Idaho, I had the privilege to speak with and work with many church leaders on occasion. I’ll never forgot covering the dedication of the Spori Building at BYU-Idaho. President Thomas S. Monson spoke, but then needed to quickly exit the building to get to another engagement on campus. I was quite surprised and thrilled when President Monson stopped to talk with me as he walked down the aisle. In true President Monson fashion, he quoted a song and wished me well in my endeavors.

I have felt the same encouragement from many church leaders. One day during my internship, I was slightly turned around while looking for the General Young Women’s Offices. A nearby woman noticed the confusion on my face and approached me asking if there was anything she could do to help. It was the General Relief Society President!

These two experiences have impressed upon me that this church cares about each of us as individuals. If someone as busy as a general authority has time to encourage and guide the one, then so shall I! And this is why I am so excited to see Meet the Mormons this weekend. I cannot wait to be inspired by their stories. This week I have been listening to a song from the movie on repeat. The song titled “Glorious” and sung by American Idol contestant David Archuleta expresses perfectly the worth of the individual. Each one of us is glorious!

Please take a moment to meet some of my blogger friends who are also Mormons!

I'm A Mormon #1

Adrienne | Free Time Frolics , Camille | Chicken Scratch n’ Sniff , Natalie & Rebekah | House of Sprinkles , Kathleen| Fearlessly Creative Moms

Emily | The Benson Street , Staci | The Potter’s Place, Alyssa | Alyssa.Marie , Kristen | Capturing Joy , Aly | Entirely Eventful Day

Katie | Clarks Condensed, Larissa | Just Another Day In Paradise , Camille | My Mommy Style , Candice | She’s Crafty

Anita | Live Like You Are Rich, Landee | Landee Lu , Tara & Devin | Salt & Pepper Moms , Mallory & Savannah | Classy Clutter Kelli & Kristi| Lolly Jane

McKenzie | Girl Loves Glam , Pam & Lisa | Over The Big Moon , Melanie | Forty Eighteen , Sky | Capital B Adell | Baked in Arizona

I'm a Mormon #2

Andie | Maybe I Will , Shatzi | Love and Laundry , Robyn | Create it Go , Rachel | R & R Workshop

Tiffany | Feel Great In 8 , Katelyn | What Up Fagens? , Brittany | BrittanyBullen , Ginger | Ginger Snap Crafts , Stephanie | Crafting In The Rain

Chelsey | Cee Me Be , Amber | Crazy Little Projects , Kallie | Smitten By, Elyse, Kristen, Lauren, Steph, Kendra & Camille | Six Sisters Stuff Annette | Tips From A Typical Mom

Amberly | Life With Amberly & Joe , Taralyn | Keep Moving Forward With Me , Jessica | What Does The Cox Say? , Lisa | Mabey She Made It , Kiki | Kiki & Company

Kierste | Simply Kierste , Tayler | The Morrell Tale, Jennifer | My Daylights , Cambria | Live To Be Inspired, Danielle | Today’s The Best Day

I'm a Mormon #3

Amber | Dessert Now Dinner Later, Natalie | The Creative Mom, Bobbie | A Vision To Remember , Becky | Babes In Hairland

Lisa | Pebbles & Pigtails , Mandy | Sugar Bee Crafts , Krista | Reclaim, Renew, Remodel , Wendy | Musings, Miracles, and Mayhem

Nat & Holly | My Sister’s Suitcase, Britni| Play.Party.Pin , Montserrat | Cranial Hiccups , Heidi | A Lively Hope , Ashley & Meegan | Flats to Flip Flops

Alexis | We Like to Learn As We Go, Amy | The English Geek , Mariel | Or So She Says Carriann | Oh Sweet Basil

Kirtley | The Gist of It | Aubrey | Dreaming of Someday, Natalie| The Messanos, Angela | Handmade In The Heartland

We would love to hear your story! Link up below.


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Five Reasons You Need Corn Hole at Your Next Party

 

Five Reasons to have Corn Hole at Your Next Party!

We’ve been going to Cherry Hill for over 30 years for our annual family reunion. Every year, I try to think of new, fun ways to keep the kiddos entertained. This year we brought Corn Hole and customized BYU bean bags (which my husband absolutely loved). Imagine my surprise when it kept EVERYONE entertained. From the grandpas to the toddlers – everyone loved Corn Hole. The kids spent hours with it and we even had relatives from neighboring camp sites come over to play.

So here are five reasons why you have go to get one of these for your next party!

Corn Hole for Kids

1. It’s easy. The youngest kids are a-ok with just tossing the bean bags into the hole and the older kids and adults can play more competitively if they like. The concept is simple – you play until a player or team scores 21 points, with a bean bag landing on-board being worth 1 point and a bean bag entering the “cornhole” scoring 3 points. The boards are placed 27 feet apart. After those technicalities – it is all fun!

Corn Hole for Kids2. It’s for all ages. We had ALL AGES playing Corn Hole over the weekend. The toddlers thought it was a hit and the grandpas even played a round or two. There was even a tournament with the young adults.

Corn Hole - a fun, family game for all ages

 

3. It’s customizable. I selected the BYU bean bags for my husband – it was such a fun surprise! And it’s hard to surprise my husband! They have many more sports teams available as well as a variety of colors and patterns.  (Okay ladies, think Christmas presents for your husbands!) AllCornHole.com even has a line of wedding bean bags. How fun would that be for kids at a wedding?

Customizable Corn Hole Set

 

4. It’s perfect in a variety of situations. Like I mentioned above, Corn Hole is an easy crowd-pleaser for a multitude of events. Need something to occupy children at wedding – get the chevron or burlap chic bags and dress up the board! Having a tail gating party or watching the big game with friends – get it themed to your favorite sports team! Need an easy activity for your children’s school carnival – AllCornHole.com has got you covered! It kept all of us entertained at our camping family reunion.

5. It’s reusable. You can use your corn hole for all of the above listed situations. The boards are sturdy and the bags have a one year warranty. Believe me – they are durable! The bags survived our group of toddlers and a dusty camp site.

Our weekend experience made us a fan of Corn Hole. I liked that it was a game that all ages could play. Too often activities are only for certain ages. This brought our family together and we definitely had a great time!

Have you played Corn Hole?

What are your favorite games to play together as a family?

Corn Hole provided me with customized bags for the purpose of this review. All the fun we had and my opinions are my own!

 

Bloggers Brags – Weekly Pinterest Party – 10/6

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Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party 9/29

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Last week you helped us break a new record with 164 posts! Thank you so much for linking up! Our cohosts have now completed their first full month with us, and they have pinned a lot of your links. Please makes sure that you follow them!

We also have a new co-host for the next 5 months. Herchel from Scruggbug Corner has joined our team. Please make sure you follow her. Her links are below.

Also, please make sure that you are pinning the two links before the posts you link up. If they are offensive to your faith or beliefs, then find another link to pin. However, that is very rare.

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Featured Posts from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party

 

These 3 posts all received the same amount of clicks last week!

Featured posts for week 46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am Brave and Beautiful

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I am Brave and Beautiful – a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you… “

Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there. I have worked with and met many of these lovely ladies and can easily say that they are beautiful inside-out!

Me along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don’t need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instgram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. ALSO, if you tag it with a second hashtag – #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat’s attention since she was the inspiration behind it all!

Are you brave and beautiful? I am, here I go!

Tara Parker

 I participated in this project for myself and for my daughter. She reminds me at least once a week, “It’s okay not to be perfect, mom.” My little seven year old is wise beyond her years. She loves getting all dolled up and sparkly, but she’s just as happy as her natural, beautiful self. That’s how it should be and hope that stays with her.

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What makes me beautiful is seeing myself through the eyes of my loved ones. My children love me – even the squishy parts of me that I am still working off from each of my pregnancies. They love the mom that laughs with them, that plays with them, that listens to their silly stories. During this phase of my life, my little ones want to be with me as many seconds of the day that they can.

They sneak into my bed at night and climb onto my lap when I am working on blog posts. They still get excited when I volunteer in their classrooms. I pray wholeheartedly that I am loving them as deeply and fully as they are loving me!

I want to set an example for my children of what it means to feel brave and beautiful. I want them to see that my true self-worth does not come from my clothes, my hair, my make up, my accomplishments, etc. When they look in the mirror, I want them to like themselves. So it is crucial that I set the example.

Some days that is hard when I don’t like what the scale says or when I realize that I will probably be paying off my kids’ braces before I get my own. ‘Cause let’s be honest – we all have those days. And those are the days that this message is vital.

I like Myself.

I am Enough.

I am Brave and Beautiful.

#IamBraveandBeautiful

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Don’t stop here. Get clicking around – its a blog hop! Below are more brave and beautiful women bearing more than their natural beauty. They each have a little bit of their heart to share with you. Some get very personal. Some share stories. For some this was very hard to do yet they gathered their courage and did it anyway. We hope as you click around (and YES pin these different posts!) you will feel the importance of it, the empowering effect it has and that it encourages you in some way.

>>>>>>>Important info! Blog Hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their brave and beautiful post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.<<<<<<<<<<<<

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1. BrassyApple 2. Peace from 6 Pieces 3. Is this Really My Life 4. Among the Young 5. Love Me Dani Marie 6. Sweet Charli 7. Kim Orlandini 8. XO, Ashton Tilton 9. She Calls Me Mama Leisha 10. Raising Memories – Canada 11. A Little Tipsy 12. Amy Cornwell 13. A girl and a glue gun 14. My Craftily Ever After 15. Maybe I Will 16. WhipperBerry 17. Paging SuperMom 18. All Things Thrifty 19. Ashlee Marie 20. The Project Girl

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21. One Little Momma 22. Entirely Eventful Day 23. Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl 24. Tips from a Typical Mom 25. Utah Sweet Savings 26. Flats to Flip Flops 27. One Krieger Chick 28. What Meegan Makes 29. Simply Kierste 30. Live to be Inspired 31. HoneyBear Lane 32. Pretty Providence 33. Ma Nouvelle Mode – in FRANCE 34. MomEntity 35. Serger Pepper – in ITALY 36. Kiki and Company 37. Girl Loves Glam 38. Thrive

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39. The Potters Place 40. Crafting in the Rain 41. Cooking With Ruthie 42. Delineate Your Dwelling 43. The Pennington Point 44. Bakerette 45. The Happy Scraps 46. Shannon Baird Photography 47. Tried and Tasty 48. Lionesses at the Gate 49. Fry Sauce and Grits 50. Lolly Jane 51. That’s What Che Said 52. Sugar Bee Crafts 53. Your HomeBased Mom 54. Happiness is Homemade 55. The Crafted Sparrow 56. R&R Workshop 57. I Should Be Mopping the Floor 58. Sassy Steals

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59. Let’s Eat Grandpa 60. Being Spiffy 61. Sumo’s Sweet Stuff 62. Ginger Snap Crafts 63. Bless This Mess 64. Apronista 65. Dreaming About Someday 66. Frenchie 67. Tastefully Frugal 68. Four Marrs and One Venus 69. Your Sister Circle 70. Over the Big Moon 71. See Vanessa Craft 72. Infarrantly Creative 73. Family StoryTelling

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74. Albion Gould 75. Life as Mrs. Larson 76. Tried and True 77. Play.Party.Pin. 78. Bite of Delight 79. Ink Happi 80. ObSEUSSed 81. U Create 82. My Mommy Style 83. Find it Make it Love it 84. The Contractor Chronicles 85. Novae Clothing 86. Mommy Makes Things 87. At Home with Sweet T 88. We Like to Learn As We Go 89. House for Five 90. Organize and Decorate Everything 91. Sassy Southern Gurl 92. The Creative Mom 93. Keep Moving Forward with Me

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94. The Benson Street 95. Mom 4 Real 96. Sowdering About 97. illistyle 98. The Crafty Blog Stalker 99. A Fiery Red Life 100. Cupcakes & Crowbars 101. One Sweet Appetite 102. My DayLights 103. Restless Risa

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104. Sypsie Designs 105. Vintage Mother 106. Like Mother Like Daughter 107. 30 Handmade Days 108. Queen B and Me 109. Apples by Ashley 110. Boutique Cafe – in CANADA 111. Just My Little Mess 112. Bombshell Bling 113. Sarah Tyau 114. Taradara Make it 115. Capturing Joy 116. Ivory Lime Photography 117. Jenkins Kid Farm 118. Free Time Frolics 119. Bella Storia 120. Dana Ohlsen Photography

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Miscarriage – An LDS Perspective of Hope and Healing

An LDS Perspective on Miscarriage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been eight years since my first miscarriage. A friend recently interviewed me for an article she wrote and I was surprised at the raw emotion that surfaced as we talked. Tears spilled down my cheeks as I poured out my memories and thoughts over the phone. I thought I had healed completely from the devastating blow, but there remains a part of me that still mourns the loss of the hopes and dreams for that exciting first pregnancy.

The truth is that miscarriage is hard. My miscarriage sent ripples of fear across the picture of motherhood I had dreams of as a little girl. It happens too heartbreakingly often and leaves us with physical and spiritual questions.

In time my body healed and I now have three beautiful babies. I sought solace in the temple and gained a deeper understanding of the plan that God has for my little family. Though all my questions do not have answers, I have faith in a God of mercy and love.

My heart goes out to all women who have suffered a miscarriage or lost a child. You are not alone.

You can read my story as well as a LDS perspective on miscarriage at Utah Valley 360.