In response to a recent article about LDS parenting mistakes, we asked you: what do you feel your parents did right when you were growing up in your home?
Image from Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Unlimited hours. No breaks. The most important job is also the world's toughest job: parenting. It's easy to point out potential pitfalls and mistakes, but in a day and age where the world's toughest job only seems to be getting tougher, every victory as a parent should be celebrated. Yes, avoiding parenting mistakes is important--but focusing on parenting successes can also teach valuable lessons.
We asked our readers to share what they felt their parents did right when they were growing up in their home. From enforcing consistent standards to teaching important values, here's what you had to say were the best things your parents did to help you turn out right:
They had clear rules and when they gave a
consequence, they followed through. Every. Single. Time.
Does your ward give out a gift for the women on Mother's Day? What do they give? More importantly, how do you feel like it's received? Here's one Mormon woman's thought on how Mother's Day gifts should really happen.
My children are now all of the age where male-female relationships play a prominent role, and watching them has reminded me how mystified I was as a young adult woman at the seeming insensitivity of the young men in my world.Now, many years later, I've seen the research that suggests men's brains are structured differently from women's, and that the connection between brain hemispheres that allows woman to multitask and to process relationships is less developed in men. Their brains are programmed to forge ahead single-mindedly and conquer problems--a significant skill.
Mother's Day is getting close and there's no better way to say "I love you" than with a thoughtful Mother's Day card. But finding the right card for an LDS mom can be hard, so today we've released 5 printable LDS Mother's Day cards.
These 5 cards include meaningful quotes from leaders of the Church and are bound to make any Mormon mom smile.
Beware, printing these cards and writing something thoughtful inside could lead to immediate hugs from your mother.
Click the "Print this card" link below each card to print at home. Then simply cut and fold and you're ready to go. We recommend cardstock if you've got it handy.
Do panhandlers make your guilt heavier or your wallet lighter? Latter-day Saints trying to follow the counsel of Church leaders can feel a little conflicted. How do you feel about people on the street who ask you for money?
We’ve all read, or at least heard something similar to the words of King Benajmin in Mosiah 4, reminding us that we are all beggars in the sight of God and telling us “ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish” (Mosiah 4: 16). He also tells us not to judge these people and say to ourselves, “The man has brought upon himself his misery; therefore I will stay my hand, and will not give unto him of my food, nor impart unto him of my substance that he may not suffer, for his punishments are just” (Mosiah 4:17).
Breakfast in bed and a call from her missionary are great, but make sure your mom is getting a gift she will always remember.
To help you out, we put together a list of 10 things your mom will love this Mother’s Day. You can get $10 dollars OFF your next $50 purchase online with the PROMO code Mom14. Offer ends 05/11/14. Some restrictions may apply, see details at DeseretBook.com.
1. Spatula with Conversion Chart
How many tablespoons are in a cup again? No need to wonder if you’ve got the right measurements, this adorable spatula gives you the conversion chart right on the rubber scraper. This attractive spatula comes in aqua with a chevron pattern, or red with polka dots. Give your mom a hand in the kitchen with this adorable spatula this Mother’s Day.