“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)
“My son, give ear to my words; for I swear unto you, that inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall prosper in the land.” Alma 36:1
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. AND I'm riding the roller coaster of mid-life emotions, am typically overscheduled, and have to laugh over my crazy quirks! I have been so blessed to be nurtured by 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.
our family theme for 2018
This is our family theme for 2018, which is from the youth theme for 2018 on lds.org. Click on the image to learn more.
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
something to celebrate
To see what we love celebrating in February, click on the image!
the living christ
Want to memorize "The Living Christ" document? Click on the image above to go to some audio recordings I have made to help you! Play the recording below for an idea of what they sound like.
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.
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.
I'm currently sewing my winter set of everyday napkins. To learn how to make an everyday fabric napkin (or get other sewing ideas), click on the image.
Wonder what we've been cooking up lately? Click on the image!
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."
My goal is to read and share 12 GREAT books for children ages 12-18 this year. Click on the image to read more!
recent children’s book recommendations
"Somebody Loves you, Mr. Hatch" might be my favorite Valentine's book of all. To learn more about this and other children's books we love, click on the image.
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 image to see more audiobooks I've enjoyed.
I recently discovered this album of some of my favorite piano pieces by Debussy. SO beautiful! For more music recommendations, click on the image.
good movie recommendations
To view a list of some of the movies we love, click on the image!
Click on the quote to read more.
summer 2017: nate & hunter’s wedding
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.
Click on the image to listen.
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.
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