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:, brightonwoman!

So, I just stumbled on the new Nursery manual. Has anyone else perused it? I've only looked at the introduction, but I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. It tells nursery leaders to ask parents if there is any food they don't want their children eating, and advises inviting parents to stay with their kids if they are crying. The old manual said to take a child to his parents if they wouldn't stop crying "after a few minutes," I think it was... this one says if a child is unhappy and whining, you can distract him with toys, and if he is inconsolable, take him to his parents. (Thank goodness for spellcheck -- I tried to type "unconsolable" there ) It also says nursery aged kids can't understand sharing, so don't force them.

But I think the thing that amused me the most was that after they advised the teacher to get right down on the floor/eye level with the kids, they said "Note: Please dress appropriately for kneeling, sitting on the floor, and bending over."

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I haven't actually read the nursery manual--just looked it over, and gave it to my nursery leaders... I think we'll be getting one to use for FHE and other times with littles. I'm glad to hear about the better guidelines.
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General Conference activity packet for kids

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General Conference activity packet for kids

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6177170/Oc...ference-Packet
Thanks for this! Our primary usually gives the children a paper with a couple of activities on it but they didn't this year.

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General Conference activity packet for kids

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6177170/Oc...ference-Packet
I printed copies for DH and I. It's been fun! : Hey...whatever works to make paying attention easier right? Kids aren't the only ones who get antsy. Adults (especially ADHD ones suffering from pregnancy brain) need help too!
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well the mod I was PMing with thought my updated idea would be ok (to post my sentence but w/o the link) but she sent it to the top and they said no.
I'm very annoyed and disappointed, but what can ya do.

I gotta put a kiddo to bed, but I'm glad I have you guys. I can't get on any other message boards at the school (since I'm w/o home internet right now, except for on weekends when DH brings his laptop home, but even that will probably end soon...) Anyway, the school has a firewall that blocks message boards, but for some reason it doesn't recognize this one...I guess because it's a sub-page of mothering.com...I dunno. anyway, I have you guys!

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I got an answer to my witness protestion program on the BYO 100 Hour Board:

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Q Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was wondering: If a member of the Church entered the Witness Protection Program would they have to be re-baptized, go through any and all temple ceremonies, ordinances, etc. I ask because if your "former you" disappears then there would be no way for a new ward to verify if you had in fact been baptized/endowed/sealed. How would such a situation work? Just curious.

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A Dear Ethel,

I e-mailed the good people in the Church Membership department and was told:


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Members who go into the witness protection program or feel as if their life is in danger and fear the address and phone number information found on their record may be somehow obtained by those who are threatening them, can be put into a protective status at headquarters. For more details, they should contact their Bishop who then could request the member be placed in this protective status. This step is essential, the member must talk to the Bishop who then can make the request. Requests made directly to church headquarters will be referred back to the Bishop.
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So the Church keeps track of those members who go into the WPP and takes care of their records. Interesting ... though I'm not sure why she called me Ethel

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So the Church keeps track of those members who go into the WPP and takes care of their records. Interesting ... though I'm not sure why she called me Ethel
100 Hour Board writers often take liberties with people's pseudonyms, especially when they think they aren't amusing enough. It's just part of the package.
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Got into another fight with my dad tonight re. Temple work and him dying. He's going to be gone w/in a year, and I want to do his work in the temple (he's anti-religion in general), and seal him to my mom. He doesn't believe in an afterlife, so I was trying to ascertain why he even cares, since according to him, it'll all be moot.

I'm really, really heartbroken over this.

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For whatever it's worth, once he's on the other side he will understand and believe, and he will want you to do the work... and also once he's passed away then you'd be the living relative who has to give permission, so you'll be able to do his work anyway.
My great grandma was religious but had no interest in the church...about 13 months after she died she started coming to family members in dreams asking when we were going to do her work. We had already scheduled to do it the next month (I was baptized for her, mom did the endowment, grandma did the sealing...it was pretty cool!)

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Remember me? I am the one who was seething over Prop 8.

Well, I gave it a lot of thought. A LOT of thought. I read every church publication about it, went back and forth and back and forth. It ended up being something my bishop told my husband that really got me to thinking. He said [about voting no on prop 8] "That is the kind of thing that will prevent you from getting a temple recommend." Because it would be akin to agreeing with or participating in a group who's views are contrary to the church. I already have a temple recommend, but you know, eventually I will have to renew it.

So I re-read the church's article on marriage. Again. I posted in an LDS community on Live Journal more than once. Finally, I came to the conclusion that it boils down to whether or not I support the Prophet. Whether or not I believe he can see more than we can. When I decided to vote yes, I honestly felt an assurance from the Holy Ghost that it was the right choice. I felt a peace I did not feel when I was planning to vote no.

I was called a bigot on Live Journal. I've never been called that, never in my life. Anyone who knows me would know that is SO FAR from who I am. I think I probably alienated most of my friends list. Lost their respect. And I know it shouldn't matter what they think -especially since they don't believe- but it does, to me. I'm new where I live so I don't even have one church friend. The person who introduced me to the gospel is no longer my friend. I have very few LDS friends even online. I feel like I was introduced to the gospel and then told "Hey, sink or swim!" Like being thrown into the ocean without a lifevest.

Gah. I just wanted to post this where someone would understand.
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I'm sorry. It isn't always an easy road, and having good friends can really make all the difference. But you are a strong strong woman to follow the promptings, no matter what the world or your friends say. You will be blessed for it, and it sounds like, in a way, you already have. Having the confirmation and reassurance of the Spirit is a very comforting thing when you feel deserted. Again, I'm sorry it's been such a trial for you, but you will be strengthened for it and because of it.

On that note, I sort of would like to fast forward, oh say, a month. One way or another, I want the elections over with already.
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On that note, I sort of would like to fast forward, oh say, a month. One way or another, I want the elections over with already.
YOU AND ME BOTH. Good heavens.

Thanks for the reassurance And yes, it was comforting. It was the first time I'd felt a prompting in a long long time and in a way, it was a relief.
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Hugs to you Talula Fairie. This is also something I personally struggle with, but have also made the decision to follow what the prophet says, no matter what. It is hard to do the right thing sometimes I hope your friends come around. Hey, what's your live journal name? I'm on live journal, too

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It was hard. I think this was the biggest leap of faith I've ever taken. Harder even than the time we paid tithing instead of buying diapers and food.
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I'm the same name on live journal, and there's a link to my LJ in my signature

It was hard. I think this was the biggest leap of faith I've ever taken. Harder even than the time we paid tithing instead of buying diapers and food.


There are some things that I just struggle with, but it all comes down to my willingness to follow the Prophet. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone.

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Sometimes there are things we want--things we truly believe in--but then one little thing gets in the way of our conscience....I am in that situation with a certain candidate right now. I really like him, I like almost everything he proposes to do with the country...but there is one piece of his past (something indicative of his character imo) which deeply troubles me. I've been researching the facts to make sure it isn't rumor, but it's not. I'm working on a (referenced) blog post which will post on monday.
I'm pretty broken up about it, because it's a candidate I really liked, you know? But I can't overlook this one thing.
I'll almost certainly be voting third party this year. It's the only thing I can do with a clear conscience.

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I'm glad you got your confirmation Talula and I send you lots of hugs as well!

Several times in my life Heavenly Father has prompted me to do something that went against all of my reason and has been very had for me to do. It's hard to be asked to something difficult when you are already down. But, like you said, He knows all and each time it has worked out beautifully. It's tough to have faith on the earth sometimes, but so worth it.

I'm waiting for your blog post brightonwoman!

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On that note, I sort of would like to fast forward, oh say, a month.
yeah, i'd like to go forward a month, but that's only partly because of the election...I also got a BFN this week ( due today, although haven't seen it yet) and I'd just like to get on to the next round already.:

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Hugs to you brightonwoman!

I have a geneology question. (I know we talked about this at playgroup, but I can't remember the answer and all the relatives I've done work for have been gone for a long time). When someone dies do we wait a year to do their temple work? And what about getting permission from the closest family member? DH's grandmother died a couple months ago. She has quite a few children who are living. But she also legally adopted DH's younger brother. Would he still need to get permission from her other children?

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I would love! to fast forward a month! That would mean I would be 39 weeks instead of 35 weeks pregnant, and we would be that much closer! (I have been feeling very end-of-pregnancy-ish today!)

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still no sign of AF...I'm starting to get suspicious...my luteal phase has always been very consistent, and even if I'm off by a day on my ovulation, I still should have had something by today... I tested at 12dpo, so that's on the early side...I'm gonna make myself wait a couple more days before doing it again, but :

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oh my word, I just realized I'm within a couple posts of hitting 1000!!! Whoohoo!!

Now I have to think of a senior title...any bright suggestions?!
The only things that come to mind are "B-right-on" (which we got on license plate frames from Brighton UT, which, yes, is named after the family) or something cheesy about "it's my name, not where I'm from" cuz everybody seems to think I'm a skiier... blah.

I'd much rather have something interesting.

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I like B-right-on, but I also like the idea of the title explaining your name. I assumed at first it meant that's where you were from. I have a niece named Brighton, but I'd never heard it as a last name. I got the question "what's the rest of you?" often enough I decided my senior title would answer it.

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Oh my heck!! After two days of reading through this thread...I finally made it to present time!! Wow!! and sort of weird and disappointing....it's been a fun two days getting to know all of you....even though I am a total stranger to you....

I used to post on the LDS thread way back when (stacymom and marly and a few others posted on it too) and then some huge controversies happend and it was too depressing so I quite. I am so happy to see that this is a support only thread!! Brilliant idea!

As an introduction, I'm Heidi...age 30 (eeks!)....just gave birth one week ago to our 6th child (our first homebirth!) I've been a member all my life, though was pretty much inactive/rebellious through my teen years until I met dh and wanted to marry him. My husband has been a student for the whole time we've been married (we just celebrated our 11th anniversary) until just recently when he started a "real" job (teaching) while working on his Ph.D. dissertation. We have always homeschooled our kids (boy 10, boy 8, girl 6, girl 4, girl almost 3, boy 1 week) and I LOVE AP and NFL!!! I am usually a "weirdo" in my wards because of it...but have also had so many wonderful opportunities to help support and guide other mammas....and being weird is a good thing!

I didn't know they came out with a new nursery manual...I can't wait to read it. Before we moved, I was in the primary pres and I LOVED the age appropriate guide line things in each manual...about what to expect from children of different ages...and how to best interact/help them.

Talula Fairy....I love that you continued posting here! And that you were able to find peace with that issue. I have to ask...is that a picture of you below your name??? It is an awesome picture.....

NCD and spouse...you guys are so funny!! Did you ever find the forehead thermometer?????

I can't wait until the elctions are over either! I didn't vote in the last one (shame on me!!) but I just didn't feel good about ANY choice.....this time I am feeling a bit the same way...but really the way I feel is that I wish both of them could jointly be president together! I hate all this partisan stuff. It stinks.

I am so happy I found this thread!! It has really encrouaged me to get back on the horse, so to speak, with FHE and scripture study and stuff. I so can be an all or nothing gal....thinking I have to do it ALL or why bother. But baby steps are good....and way more productive than not doing anything at all!

To the ladies who were having trouble attending all three meetings....has it gotten better for you? Having children get older (i.e. aware, etc) was really a HUGE motivation for me when I really just wanted keep laying in bed rather than get up and go to church....I knew I wanted them to have a strong foundation and they wouldn't get that if I was slacking and being a bad example. So I guess guilt (or potential guilt) was what got me out of bed a lot. Not the best reason...but like a pp said....I almost always felt better after having gone...if for no other reason than being able to feel good about myself because I did what I knew was right.

Well geez...what am I going to do now that I'm finally done reading this great thread.....

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I can't wait until the elctions are over either!
You should come up to Canada... Our federal election was officially announced Sept 7, and the voting was today. Not enough time to get bored of the campaigning. It seems too short to me, actually.

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Heidi, wow! Good to see you again. And congrats on your homebirth. I have my first coming up sometime in November... :

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Oh my heck!!
SOOOO, are you from Idaho, Utah, or Nevada? You're not allowed to be from ANYWHERE else if you say this, unless you attended college/uni in above states.
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