March/April 2014 Issue

March/April 2014


Feature Stories: 

"The Barbie Battle: Teaching Girls to Love Themselves" (Pg. 28)

By Rachelle J. Christensen

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The media constantly bombards us with an unattainable standard of beauty—and our children are soaking it up. Learn how you can help the girls in your life find a positive self-image in an unrealistic world.


"An Unlikely Friendship" (Pg. 40)

By Jenny Spencer

An Unlikely Friensdhip

Devout Mormon Bryan Hall never thought that one day he would be friends with one of the loudest conference protesters on Temple Square. But learning to love his perceived enemy taught him an unforgettable lesson—and gave him a friendship he’ll forever be grateful for.



Other Stories:

"Power Parenting in the LDS Home: 5 Mistakes to Avoid" (Pg. 18)

By Randal A. Wright

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In a day when the family is being attacked from all sides, it’s important to keep this fundamental unit of society strong from within. Luckily, parents can help their children and strengthen their families if they avoid making these common parenting mistakes.


"Mealtime Magic" (Pg. 23) 

By The Six Sisters

Mealtime Magic

For many families, the kitchen—especially at mealtimes—is a gathering place. Learn how you can make dinnertime an enjoyable and memorable experience for the entire family with a little planning, budgeting, and creativity.


"In Their Final Hours" (Pg. 53)
By Kory Scadden

In Their Final Hours

Caring for terminally ill loved ones is not easy. The service we render is personal and emotional, but caregivers can be blessed with peace as they turn to their source of healing and accept support from others. Find out what to expect and what you can do when your loved one is terminally ill.


The Church Around the World

"The Church in Denmark" (Pg. 59)

By Bridget Bosworth

The Church in Denmark

In a country of over 5 million people, the 4,400 Saints in Denmark dare to be Mormon and dare to stand alone. And with a rich history in missionary work and a strong sense for that legacy, the members in Denmark today are daring to have a “purpose firm”—and make it known.


Home Cooking

"Easy Recipes Your Kids Will Love" (Pg. 69) 

By The Six Sisters

Easy Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Dinnertime should be quality time, not a battle over food. If you have a picky eater or two, check out these tried-and-true family favorites. Simple yet delicious, these recipes are sure to please even the most finicky kids.


Just Asking

Mormon Mommy Blogger (Pg. 75) 

Just Asking: Mormon Mommy Blogger

Elisa Scharton runs the “mother” of all Mormon mommy blogs: mormonmommyblogs.com. We sat down with her and found out how she does it and why she loves it.


Pictures from Shutterstock, Jed Wells, Six Sisters, Elisa Scharton