2019 Mutual Theme Craft and Printables

The 2019 Mutual Theme is “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments.” What a great focus for the youth this year! (Mutual is the name of the youth organization for boys and girls 11-18 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.) A few weeks ago, some of the young women asked me to … Read More

Secret Service Mission Ideas for Activity Days

I just had the most fun night with my Activity Day girls! To get the girls thinking about serving others, we drafted them for the secret service, gave them some spy training, and sent them on a hunt (complete with spy clues) to find the instructions for their secret service mission. The kids loved turning … Read More

Free Nativity bingo game just in time for Christmas!

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving break? I love working while my kids sleep. Should I let them keep sleeping and enjoy the quiet? I should probably wake them up so that they can have a productive day, too, right? Such a tough decision! I’m hurrying to get this adorable Nativity Bingo game up for … Read More

Pay it forward this November with an attitude of gratitude

Do you have a November tradition about showing thanks? When the kids were younger, we loved to make a Thankful tree and put leaves all over it listing the things we were thankful for. That tradition kind of slipped away as the family got busy, but I have a new tradition to try — one … Read More

Simple Service Projects for Teens to Try Today!

Do you have teenagers or younger children looking for opportunities to serve in the community? We’re always on the lookout for great service projects for teens and kids. A favorite project in our home is making simple fleece blankets. They’re easy and inexpensive to make, and it’s fun to throw in a favorite movie or visit … Read More

Teach Youth Gratitude with a Service Scavenger Hunt

I had the best time serving with the young women from my church a few weeks ago. We were looking for a way to serve others in our neighborhood (and have a little fun at the same time), so we hosted a service scavenger hunt. It was a complete success! Not only did the girls … Read More

Speed Friendshipping Game for Teens

I saw the weirdest thing the other day . . . a bunch of teenagers sitting together, all looking at their phones and texting away or playing games. No one was talking to anyone else. They were together, but in different worlds. With so much access to technology, face-to-face communication skills for teens are seriously … Read More

Smarties Back to School Printables for a Fun First Day!

While many of you are planning how to spend your last few weeks of summer, we desert dwellers are gearing up for back to school! We’re already worrying about clothes, school supplies, class schedules, and whether or not our kids will find friends at school. I can’t believe summer is over! To start the first day … Read More

Lessons from Mary Poppins! {Positive Attitude Printables}

A couple of weeks ago, I spent four days in the mountains at Girls’ Camp with 35 beautiful young women. Since our camp skit was based on Mary Poppins, I used a quote from the movie as inspiration for my devotional about the power of a positive attitude. I’m sharing the Mary Poppins quote, printable, … Read More