These the recipes I’ve posted about in this section of our family cookbook. (Recipes not underlined are place holders for recipes we love but I haven’t uploaded yet.) You can find the recipe in the post linked below:
“We have always been a team and always will be. I think listening to my wife, next to listening to the Holy Ghost, has been the most important influence in my life.” Elder Robert D. Hales (1932-2017)
“I will ever be grateful for the wise counsel of a strong and inspired father when he taught, ‘If you always say no to the first temptation, you will not have to worry if you will be able to say no to the second one.’ It brought peace to know that when I had strength enough to say no to the first temptation, I did not have to worry about the second. I was in charge.” Elder Harold G. Hillam, October 2001
who am i?
Who am I? Isn't that a powerful question? My answer: I am Liz Livingston, beloved daughter of Heavenly Parents; loving wife; nurturing mother; grateful daughter, sister, and aunt; happy teacher; and smiling friend. I have been nurtured by so many amazing people during my lifetime! Click on my photo to meet me and learn more about some of the wonderful people who have nurtured me. I love sharing what I'm learning about nurturing our family of 9, both the ups and the downs.
something to celebrate
Happy November! To read about some of the reasons we love November, click on the photo.
Which ideas that you have taught your children are true? Which are false? Ideas are powerful! They can change our behavior! Click here to read more powerful ideas from past sidebar postings.
Want to learn to sew something like a simple, everyday fabric napkin? Click on the image to go to my "Sew fun" page.
trying to stay fit together
Our journey to being active together has been slow and challenging, but we are learning that it is lots of fun and makes great memories. Click on the image to read more.
You may have tangible wealth untold;/Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold./Richer than I you can never be--/I had a Mother who read to me.
❧ Strickland Gillian, "The Reading Mother"
Click on the photo to go to the entire poem "The Reading Mother."
children’s book recommendations
this month’s reads
favorite family reads
Click on this book to see lists of books that we have enjoyed reading as a family.
this month’s audio book
Click on the quote to read more.
summer 2017: nate & hunter’s wedding
our family mission statement
Our Livingston Legacy
is to leave the world we live in
better than we found it:
more full of love, cleaner, happier, safer, lovelier, more organized, better educated, healthier, and more peaceful. We will do this by keeping our covenants with Christ individually and as a family and by helping others to come unto Him. We will report to God and each other, strengthen and encourage one another every day,
and do it all to glorify God.
13 July 2014
family photo album
Say "Cheese!" Click on this photo to view some of my favorite family photos.
Click here to view summaries of recent news/magazine articles related to nurturing children, women, and families.
Are you learning French? I'm passionate about French! I have links to both religious and non-religious French learning resources. Click on the image above to go to my resource page, which includes a link to my audio recordings of the Book of Mormon in French. Je suis en train d'enregistrer ma lecture du Livre de Mormon cette année. Cliquer sur l'image du livre pour voir la page d'enregistrements
Last year I decided to try to learn some more Finnish by singing Finnish children's songs. My friend and her children are recording the songs for me to help me learn. Click on the book to go to these wonderful recordings.
turn a disaster day into success
My friend Elena just wrote her first ebook. I love it! Click on the image to read it, or visit elenayorgason.com to learn more. Also, listen to her and her children on my Finnish songbook page. (Scroll down sidebar.)
scripture study journal
have you seen the inside of the paris temple?
Click on the image to see more! This building is stunning!
need help knowing if a book or movie is family-friendly?
Commonsensemedia.org is one review site I use. Click on the button to visit their website.
Beautiful music makes my life happier. I decided this year to not buy any songs on iTunes for myself and to simply make use of what I have and to listen to Classical 89 streaming at home more. Classical music has been a positive influence in my life and in our home. Click on the image to learn more about the importance of classical music in brain development and to see some of the music our family has loved over the years.
Click on the image to listen.
good movie recommendations
Want suggestions for good movies your whole family can watch? Click on the photo.
Working out at the gym means listening to an audiobook or reading something inspiring while listening to music. This month's Ensign magazine has a great article on building a bridge to healing from sexual abuse. The entire magazine is available to read free online. Click on the image to go to this month's issue.
our family theme for 2017
2017: Ask. My 2017 personal goals are all questions this year; I've listed below. Click on the question to go to posts (that I will post this year) about these questions!
how do I deal with negative emotions?
This is something I've been trying to learn since my childhood. Click on the image to read more.
“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
❧ Gordon B. Hinckley
Family life is so funny! Click on the photo to read some of our family quotes.
my music curriculum website
Get the beat in your feet! Making and hearing good music makes us happy! To visit my music website "Delicious Music," click on this photo.
I do not advertise on my blog. I do share links to books, music, and other resources that have been helpful to me in the hope that they might help meet someone else's need. I receive no commission from any purchases made from those links.
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