Friday, February 4, 2011

Five Things For Friday, 3rd Edition

1. For all you Utahans out there I just wanted to bring your attention to two "Yoga for Congo Women" events that will be held this month. These events are to help raise money and bring awareness to the situation of women in Congo.

Salt Lake City, UT: February 26, 2011 (Event Details)

Logan, UT: February 26, 2011 (Event Details)

There are other events throughout the country as well later in the year. If there isn't one in your area you could organize it or at least keep these women in your prayers. You can also find more ways to be involved at the website A Thousand Sisters. No woman should have to suffer what the women in Congo are going through... not one.

2. I don't think this is what the scriptures mean by "feasting on the word" but I guess it is a start!

We've taken my little girl off milk for the last few weeks and it seems to be helping. Thank you all for your suggestions and support. By the way almond milk... it is delicious.

4. I'm learning how to knit. No one told me it was addicting. I walked into the new yarn store in our town this week and felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. Three weeks ago I couldn't even fathom the idea that you could have a whole store dedicated to yarn. I've most definitely been converted.

5. I found this article about how motherhood actually makes women smarter to be fascinating. I often hear women excusing the spacey or clumsy things they do by citing their "mommy brain", insinuating that motherhood somehow makes you loose brain cells. I will admit that when I am pregnant my brain really does take a vacation for the first trimester. I think it is because part of my brain is busy creating a human being and can't be bothered to remember unimportant things like taking the keys out of the care before you lock it. Yet in general I feel like since I've become a mother I've become much more capable and intelligent in almost every way. This fact was really apparent to me when I started dancing again after having my babies. When I was dancing in college I always struggled with remembering combination of steps and directions. I could keep your entertained for a long time telling you about all the auditions and classes where I leaped the wrong way, crashed into other dancers, or completely forgot the steps to a dance. So it was such a surprise to me when I started dancing again to find that my coordination was so much better and that my ability to remember complicated dances was beyond anything I'd ever achieved before. I am defiantly a much smarter woman than I was before. I'd even venture to say that the last four years of my life have been more grueling, more enlightening and more productive than any of the years I spent in college. It would be nice if someone would give me a degree for it... what about a PhD in mothering? Do you think God hands those out?


  1. That picture of your baby devouring the scriptures is adorable. I just posted about how much I love your blog. Stop by if ya like :-)

  2. i wholeheartedly believe number 5. Ive learned so much more and *better* since having children. In fact, I've recently decided to add my VBACs to my CV. :-) I certainly did enough research.

    Not that I've used the CV recently, but, you know, just to keep it updated. :-)

  3. I don't know...since I've been pregnant I have felt I have a different brain (not to mention body). It does things it has never done before. It gets stuck thinking about one thing in circles. I cry far more often over silly little things. I'm much more clumsy.

    Of course that could all be because I'm more tired than normal....

    I absolutely believe motherhood makes you smarter-so many things to manage and learn, and so much creativity is required, but I do think pregnancy change the brain (and not always in positive ways)

  4. Thank you for publishing info about Yoga for Congo Women. :)