Yesterday is in the Past
Tomorrow is in the Future
Today is a Gift
Which is why it is called
the Present
 -Anonymous

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Receiving Peace: Most Recent Post...
  • The Decibel Level Sometimes the noise in this house drives me bonkers.As a mother who tries my darnedest to open my heart to as much energy as my children have to share with me, and as a mother who values the creative clamor that comes from instruments and pretending and singing and laughing and joking, and as the mother of a really ear-piercingly screechy Baby #6 who never took a pacifier and has now grown into a really ear-piercingly screechy 23-month-old...I expect a lot of noise.But wow. Sometimes...And the decibel level follows me wherever I go. I feel like a noise magnet...especially when I'm cooking dinner or on the phone or in the ...
    Posted May 23, 2013, 11:54 AM by Smith Moments
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Giving Peace: Most Recent Post...
  • The Bumbo Battle: How a Tantrum Enhanced my Day of Peace and Rest It was Sunday morning--the day of peace and rest I very much look forward to every week. No deep-cleaning, no school work, no shopping, no scheduled activities (besides worship services), and no technological entertainment to weigh us down or distract us from the pure clarity that awaits to fill us up and prepare us for a new week of busyness. If my mind is still enough to take it in, Sunday is the most refreshing and rewarding day of my week.I find that my extra hard prep on Saturdays is well-worth the likelihood of feeling that life-giving peace on Sundays.But some aspects of peace are out of my control.As I fumbled with cereal ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2013, 7:37 PM by Smith Moments
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More Recent Posts...
  • The Decibel Level Sometimes the noise in this house drives me bonkers.As a mother who tries my darnedest to open my heart to as much energy as my children have to share ...
    Posted May 23, 2013, 11:54 AM by Smith Moments
  • 2 Cents and a Million $$ Smile A box of 100 generic band-aids costs about $2 at Wal-mart. That's...2 whole pennies each.When I was little and my parents kindly reminded me that ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2013, 5:02 AM by Smith Moments
  • Meditating with MaryAnn This is MaryAnn's favorite spot to sit while her mother bustles around from fridge to cupboard to silverware drawer to counter to table answering a ga-zillion requests for ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2013, 7:19 PM by Smith Moments
  • Oh How I Love Thee...let me count the ways I recently received a few hints that my mind is quite distracted with all the pondering-on-how-to-explain-brain-theories thoughts running through my head lately.When we ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2013, 7:20 PM by Smith Moments
  • The Best Beauty Salon...Ever I'd never been to a beauty salon...until my birthday last week.I had just cuddled up on the couch with my laptop. I felt relieved that MaryAnn was ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2013, 7:20 PM by Smith Moments
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  • The Bumbo Battle: How a Tantrum Enhanced my Day of Peace and Rest It was Sunday morning--the day of peace and rest I very much look forward to every week. No deep-cleaning, no school work, no shopping, no scheduled activities (besides ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2013, 7:37 PM by Smith Moments
  • Wedding Prep So Kirsti's brain is grasping reality more and more every day. I can tell because she continuously asks realistic questions that have direct impact on her future. For example ...
    Posted May 18, 2013, 4:30 AM by Smith Moments
  • Woody to the Rescue I was tapping away at my computer on our basement couch when high pitched screeches from a few feet away wailed out of control.  With great distress, Cienna and MaryAnn ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2013, 8:14 AM by Smith Moments
  • Fear of Bubble Bath These bubbles represent brain growth. A few years back when my sweet and extremely highly-sensitive Cienna was between 6 months and about 3 years old, her newly activated alert ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 9:02 PM by Smith Moments
  • The Ryde My ten-year-younger brother recently started a shuttle bus service for the BYU college campus. He carries hundreds of students to & from their homes so they can study and ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2013, 11:55 AM by Brent Smith
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