The sun has come out, and it's time your best swimsuit did too!
Confession: I have a love/hate relationship with my swimsuit. I love it because it means that it’s finally warm! It means fun times with friends and family at the pool. But I hate it because it also means that I’ve got to somehow find a modest swimsuit for my six-foot-tall, imperfect body. Not an easy feat. But this year, the modest swimsuits are everywhere! From Walmart to Lane Bryant, and from Downeast Basics to Target, there is modest swimwear for all body and wallet sizes.
But here is our only disclaimer: all bodies are different. What may be modest on one woman may not be modest on another. We know that some people don’t even like to wear swimsuits to the beach. To each her own! Wear what makes you feel modest and comfortable! But I’m just so glad to have found some swimsuits that won’t plunge down my neckline or show off any midriff. And that won’t wipe out my bank account!
For Mother's Day, we also wanted to consider the impact wives have on their husbands. Who better to look at than our church leaders, who so often mention their wives as a main source of inspiration? If these men's words and interactions with their wives are any indication, these are some amazing women, and their husbands love them dearly.
Frances Beverly Johnson Monson,
in the words of her husband, Thomas S. Monson
“The first day I saw Frances, I knew I’d found the right one.”
(Photo: Frances Monson in 1964. Photo from Deseret News.)
-Thomas S. Monson first saw his wife, Frances, at dance at the U of U. She danced away before he could talk to her, but a few months later he saw her again and determined within himself to take the courage to go meet her.
-They have three children together.
Nevada's "Young Mother of the Year," Montserrat Ventura, shares her thoughts on motherhood and life through some gorgeous pictures. See what it's all about.
It took four full moons to grow.
Another to dry.
A couple of days in a lime bath and its ready for grinding into dough.
I watch Guelita's hands swiftly pat the masa, spread the meat (eight hours of simmering tender), pinch and seal and wrap in its corn husk blanket.
Pat, spread, pinch, seal, wrap. Dozens of repeated movements.
Three hours of steaming.
All this work and for what?
Tamales, hot, spicy, tender. Devoured in five minutes, ten if eaten slowly.
Chocolates and flowers on Mother's Day and Valentine's Day are nice, but it's the small things in day-to-day life that really make a difference in your relationship and show your wife how much you care.
1. TELL HER you love her.
3. Buy flowers just because.
4. Offer to care for the kids while she takes a bath or reads a book in bed. (You could even buy the book for her--try Josi Kilpack's newest culinary mystery, Baked Alaska, or Elder Scott's newest book 21 Principles: Divine Truths to Help You Live By the Spirit.