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LOVING the cooler weather here!! Back to the warmer weather of Friday though so it’s nice to know I’m not in it for the next 3 months... Autumn is my Favourite season!! What’s yours?? #missionmumma #graceandfaithinmotherhood #sydneyautumn


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Cambodia and Sister Caitlin Stewart seem to be hitting it off! She seems happy and loving her mission #missionarymom #missionarydaughter #cambodiaphnompenhmission #caitlincrystal #miraclesdohappen


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☀️ “I have a strong testimony in the power of hope. I see hope as the foundation faith can be built upon. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to have enough faith to lead to action without the hope that those actions will make any difference. Hope brightens and personalizes our faith, and allows perspective to shape our patience. It is hope in the Atonement- that we can continually refine ourselves and our lives- that allows seeds of faith to grow. If faith is a seed, perhaps hope is the sunshine!” ☀️
Thanks @jangreenhouse for your powerful testimony!


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NOT A FOOD OR COOKING POST:
You will likely to NEVER see a #foodpost from me. This beautiful homemade, #fromscratch double layered #chocolate #cake was made by my beautiful, talented 14 year old daughter. I am sharing it because it represents a mom surrender. How do you define motherhood or mothering? What does nurturing look like? .
If I am not careful- #shame creeps in. I can encounter #momfails all the time if I don't stay clear of what I am telling myself and how mothering and nurturing looks like for me. Honestly, I don't love cooking or sewing. I don't think canning has ever been a big goal of mine. I love organizing, letter writing, family councils, paying bills, and driving my kids places. That is how I nurture. I schedule doc appts. And try to plan dates with them. I show up differently than some of the mothering examples I grew up with. With the writing and speaking mission I am engaged in, I feel my creative outlets are being fulfilled and sometimes wonder if my family is getting my best. .
So when my cooking loving, creative daughter wants to engage in baking, I provide the space and supplies and encouragement. My husband is the real chef in the family. And when they are started menu planning tonight, I admitted I was triggered in some shame. See that is the crazy thing about shame- it can creep back in if your aren't vigilant. SHAME: Why aren't I teaching her these skills? Shouldn't I be, as the mom?
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Just getting honest. She turned to me and listed the ways I have cared for her and shown up lately. And it isn't wasn't with meals. At least during this recent season. .
My husband celebrated this. He saw this conversation as a win. Brooklyn has a broad definition of mothering and nurturing. Win. Ok. SHAME ARRESTED FOR ANOTHER DAY. HOW DO YOU DEFINE NURTURING? MOTHERHOOD? FATHERHOOD? .
#youareenough #youaremorethanenough #motivationalspeaker #bestsellingauthor #momoftwo #missionarymom #lds


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See the blog post! Developing your own testimony of gospel truths before your mission - what you need to know (and how to know for yourself!) Link in bio (look for the spiritual preparation section) or here: https://overzealousmissionarymom.blogspot.com/2018/05/2-questions-to-ask-yourself-before-.html?m=1


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Close up of our Dominican Republic Tie. Raise your hand if you would wear this tie to church!✋✋✋ #DR #DominicanRepublic #lds #Missionarymom #sundayfunday #church


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Surprise texts from the mission field are among my very favorite things. Love seeing Elder Madsen working hard! 💪🏼#madseninmontana #missionarymom


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A little red, white, and blue inspiration for you! 🇺🇲


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Philippians 3:8 “Yes, everything is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”


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I love it when I get to make aprons for my kid's friends who are getting ready to serve s mission. This girl is going to be amazing! #calledtoserve #lds #ldsmissionary #missionarygift #missionarymom #capeverdepraiamission


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A post all about wisdom teeth- especially for future LDS missionaries! See the full post on Mission Prep with the Overzealous Missionary Mom Blog (link in bio - look for the "health & fitness" section)


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“A daughter is a girl who eventually grows up to be her mom’s best friend” I have loved all the mommy and me sessions I have done. This was one of my favorite, these cute girls love their mom! #motherdaughtertime #capturedmoments


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I would love to show a better view of this #missionarylaundrybag but last time I did that (showing the full name) I ruined the birthday surprise when the recipient saw her name and knew it was from her Mom!🙋
BusyBeeOrchard.etsy.com🐝
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Shabbat shalom and Happy Shavuot! I likely won't be back on my phone until the feast day is over, so until then, God bless you 💕


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Where are my missionary mommas at?? These paintings are such a fun, simple way to honor your sweet missionary.
This one turned out looking a little more tie-dye-y than anticipated, but I kind of dig it! The 70s are coming back, right??😉


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Found this gem from 2009! I'm sure Jacob will have the same tan lines very soon living in Brazil! #flashbackfriday #farmerstan #sunshine #myboy #mymissionary #missionarymom #memories #calledtoserve #brazil #londrina


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Tonight we celebrated the near-end-of-school with the MK Fine Arts Festival. Each missionary family had a table to display some of the work their kids have done in the past school year. There was a program where kids sang, played music, read creative stories. We even put on a play! I am so, so thankful to be a part of this incredible missions family! #missionarylife .
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#missionarymom #olsenkenya #missionarykid #thirdculturekid #thirdgrade #homeschool #homeeducation #school #tenwekhospital


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Yes!!


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This color scheme alone is making me so happy! The fact that it’s FRIDAY is just a bonus. What is your favorite color scheme??


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P R E P A R A C I O N • fundamental para siempre estar listos y así servir con toda nuestra alma, mente y fuerza 💚🇧🇷 #calledtoserve #ldsmissionary #missionarymom #preachmygospel #miracles


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There are two gifts we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings. #24moredays #advogringa #missionarymom


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Replenish-to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up; to supply with fresh fuel


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50 THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE #16
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My signature banana cake.
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With choc-chips.  Of course!
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Truly local.
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Bananas from the nearby jungle.  100% pure cocoa “tableau” from Davao, Mindanao mixed with canned cream for a ganache frosting.
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So happy to share it with our overnight guests, the wonderful NGO team who are helping us establish a high school for the Banwaon children.
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Thankful!
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#bananacake
#localproducts
#davaochocolate
#buildingahighschool
#iphighschool
#weloveguests
#whatdomissionarieseat
#sunshineepiphanies
#epiphaniesinthesun
#thingsthatmakemesmile
#50thingsthatmakemesmile
#missionarymum
#missionarymom
#velvetashes
#VelvetAshesAsia
#splashesofjoy
#Godswhispers
#enjoywithme
#enjoy
#thankyouGod


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#elderblue #botswana #missionarymom I miss this kid like crazy!! #africa


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Finally! We got our much anticipated email saying he made it safely to his first area! We know he's in Londrina some where with his new companion. He'll be able to email us on Monday which is his new p-day. That stands for preparation day. It's the day missionaries write home to family, do laundry, and get groceries. Can't wait to hear more in a few days. Do you think Jacob is the only American in the group? It's hard to tell! #lovemyboy #missionarymom #calledtoserve #myboy #mymissionary #brazil #londrina


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Elijah's busy just, you know, being the cutest big brother in the world. 😍


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Thanks @l1ndz5 for the submission of the Russia 🇷🇺 Moscow mission! •
Did you know that missionaries in Russia are known as volunteers? Also, New Years is a bigger holiday than 🎄. •
Read about the Russia Moscow mission and see more 📷 at the link in our profile.


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Journal from the very beginning of your trip, and look back on what God has done ☀️


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LAST DAY TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY!!
Check out our previous post on how to enter and brighten someone's day! Winner will be announced tomorrow! ☀️☀️☀️


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My baby boy is home! #missionarymom #eldermichaelespinoza


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✈️ I am returning from a few days visiting my grown-up kids and beautiful grandchildren. 👧🏻👶🏻👶🏻 After we landed in Kansas City, I went to claim my bag and noticed a returning sister missionary. I went over to talk to her, and she is returning from Oakland/San Francisco--my son's mission! •
Elder AhMu was her district leader a few days ago!! •
Another family walked by and heard us talking and joined the conversation. Their daughter is also serving there and is in the same district. 😊

Crazy.small.world!! 🌎

Have you had a missionary mom miracle?


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Boys, boys, boys. They can own painted treasures too! 🌿


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Welcome home your missionary in a big way! You have so many other things to do...let me take care of the sign! #missionary #lds #ldsmissionary #welcomehome #ldshomecoming #missionaryhomecoming #missionarymom #welcomeback #yardsigns #yardcards #yardgreetings #cardmyyardsaltlakecity #cardmyyard


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My motherhood experience summed up in one picture ❤️


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Lunch today with these two amazing ladies!❤️💙It’s been a special blessing over the last 2 years to get together periodically to talk about our boys serving missions! I think from now until August 2 I might just burst into tears at any given moment, 🤣😩😭but who wouldn’t?! Check out the second pic...Brenda put together a blanket with pictures from Preston’s mission! Oh my heart!💙💛 #missionarymom #grateful #sharegoodness 🇸🇪 🇯🇵 🇦🇷


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Another one of my favorite plaques up today, this one is called European Travel. I love the old stamps and postcards and it could fit with so many different missions. #calledtoserve #lds #giveservice #missionary #missionarymom #deseretawards #missionplaques #mormon


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“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” Proverbs 17:22 #advogringa #monatformissions #missionarymom #wellnesswednesday #sassysuite


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My shoes. Week 61. #ourpinkmissionshoes
Conquered my fear of running in the forest alone at night. Ran up and down a mtn in the middle of the scorching day. I told myself with each new climb that if chantel can go on a mission I can climb this mountain.
I cried on my way back to camp after each run. Not one of those triumphant I DID IT CRIES, no it was more of a THAT WAS TRAUMATIZING cries.

Trail running is amazingly beautiful tho. Would I do it again? Give me some time to forget haha then I’d probs say yes.
#trailrunning #trailrelay #missionarymom #icandohardthings


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Ten. What is the number of photos it takes to get one normal smile from a Brewer? Ten. #froyoparty we got some good news on #missionarymom today. Just a little celebrating. So excited to get this book party started!! #writerontheside


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Old-lady bloomers? Future sister missionaries, you are going to want these for your mission! See the full blog post on Mission Prep with the Overzealous Missionary Mom blog (link in my bio)


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Back in one of my favourite places in the world!! After heaps of late nights, jet lag, big emotions, and early mornings... Mumma needs this coffee!!! Also we are loving the cold and getting to rug up.... Love me some Autumn weather!!! #missionmumma #graceandfaithinmotherhood #barefootonthebeachcronulla


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For Mother’s Day, I got to hug and hold my missionary ❤️Some of you may know that My sweet Sister missionary, Madi, has returned home from her mission ❤️Serving a mission is hard. Sometimes health reasons make missions harder. Sometimes missionaries come home early — and that’s okay 👌 As a missionary, Madi was obedient. She worked hard.
She shared her love of the gospel, her testimony,
and her love for others.
She changed lives. She was a good example and was a good friend to everyone. She had life-changing experiences. ❤️And her testimony grew even stronger through her love and devoted service. ❤️it was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for her to end her mission early. Its hard as a mom to see your children struggle—we never want our children to hurt 😞 but there is so much growth that they experience in times of struggle. And as much as we want to, we can’t save them from these important life experiences.
And she is doing okay.
And for those of you who Have had early-return missionaries, I want you to know that there is absolutely No Shame in them coming home early. ❤️Be very proud of their sacrifice and their service. Be grateful that were worthy to serve and worthy for the calling. Love them—Love them Hard. And make sure they have a safe and soft place to land. Very few young people sacrifice their time for 100% self-less service ❤️We are so very proud of her 😊 and her selfless love and service she shared with the people of Texas ❤️Thank you for loving her and welcoming her home. And not pressuring her with personal questions. People want to help in the worst way—and often do 😑 assumptions, judgements, gossip and curiosity have no place for early return missionaries. No Place.
They are in tender time and need only love and support ❤️ And the transition back to “real life” can be hard. If you see her, or any early-return missionary, and don’t know what to say, I would recommend that you simply say this: Welcome home!
Thank you for serving! We love you! And we are proud of you!❤️ I have shared a few paragraphs from her last missionary email in the comments ❤️


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Toddlers are challenging, but they are SO much fun. I love them. #3kids3andunder


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This sweet cousin of mine leaves on her mission to Kansas tomorrow!! This little peg doll introduces the missionary peg doll that will be added to my shop later this week! It’s the perfect gift for moms! 🤗


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⬆️🗣️👂🏻Turn up the volume for part of my sweet missionary’s duet from a recent zone conference (he’s the bass voice you hear alone at the beginning) 🎼#missionarymom


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This boys birthday is coming up.. May 28th. I know he would love to hear from you all. Message me if you want his address. #missionarymom #Missouristlouis #MSTL #missionsarecool


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