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In today’s Personal Touch interview, Rebecca Cressman talks to Terri Ferran who finds comedy in the drama of life. The mother of six children balanced a full-time professional career as a CPA while raising her family. She’s written down her motherly wisdom in her new book called Life’s Alphabet Soup: When Your Children Make You Eat Your Words and says with a little bit of faith and a little laughter, stressed-out moms can rediscover how rewarding motherhood can be. Terri and her husband, Tod, are the parents of six children; three boys and three girls. When she’s not busy writing or doing mom things, Terri still loves to read, but can usually be found doing laundry, dishes, running errands, napping, eating chocolate or exercising (not necessarily in that order).
Our contributor Annette Lyon, published author of “Band of Sisters” talks about mothers, since Mother’s Day is just around the corner. However, she puts a spin on it, and calls it “Learning to Celebrate ME on Mother's Day”. She mentions her childhood like this: “Now that I’m a mother, I get it. My mom didn’t think she measured up to the mythical idea of the Ideal Mother—the mother that does not and has never existed. I’ve spent too many Mother’s Days thinking the same thing.”
President Thomas S. Monson remembers mothers in his charming way in his talk “Behold Thy Mother”. He mentions four different kinds of mothers. Read on and you’ll find who they are.
And finally, Emily a contributor to “Not So Idle Hands” gives us this simple craft to make and take to our mothers. A simple, yet timely present, that can be used as a necklace or a decoration in a book of remembrance.
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