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The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: Puzzles

It started at Mormor’s house. Their 5-year-old cousin took some puzzles out of the toy cabinet and asked Happy Boy if he wanted to do them together. Happy Boy nodded. Once his cousin showed him how they worked, he was Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: Best Friends

Happy Boy and Sassy Girl are best friends. They have been since the day they met. When Mommy and Daddy brought Sassy Girl home from the hospital, Happy Boy couldn’t stop talking about her—in his unintelligible, 1 1/2-year-old way. Of Read more…


Discovering Amy Macdonald

I first learned about Amy Macdonald in Denmark in 2012. I walked into a music store with my parents and sisters and saw a large poster on the back wall promoting her album Life in a Beautiful Light. I had Read more…


Radiating the Light of Christ

Last week, my husband and I took our children to visit my maternal grandmother (Mormor) in central Utah. She has a comfortable home filled with love and we always enjoy our visits with her. I also took a copy of Read more…


The American Search for Hygge

“Americans are so interested in hygge,” Mormor says, “but they will never understand it.” I first learned the word hygge while studying the Danish language on Duolingo. The pronunciation is a little bit tricky, but you can probably get away with Read more…


Childhood Christmas Traditions

I love Christmas. It’s my second-favorite holiday. Even though our finances are tighter now than they have ever been before, I still enjoy the feeling the holiday brings. I’m entering a new phase now, too: the mother of a child Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: After Bedtime

Happy Boy and Sassy Girl are always happy when Daddy comes home. Since they haven’t seen him all day, they do everything they can to stay awake so that he can put them to bed. Happily, Happy Boy blows kisses Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: Music

Happy Boy isn’t always happy. Life is tough when you’re 3 years old. Sassy Girl isn’t always sassy. Life is tough when you’re 1 ½ years old. But it’s hard to be unhappy or unsassy when you hear music. Although Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: The New Baby

Happy Boy is not just happy, he’s very excited. Mormor and Aunt Kissa came and Daddy left to get Mommy from the hospital. They say that Baby Brother will be coming home with them. Mormor helps Happy Boy make a Read more…


Confronting Depression

This week, I’ve been struggling with depression. I hesitate to talk about it for a number of reasons. The most obvious is the personal nature of depression. It’s hard to put into words and there’s a fear that other people Read more…