I am a Mormon stay-at-home-mom of six. Yeah, I know, "that's a lot of kids"! Sometimes it truly is A LOT. Most of the time it's not. It's simply put...our normal. On my page you'll find spiritual thoughts, tales of trials, happy moments, recipes, funny stories, and more. Enjoy!!

Friday, September 11, 2015


Perusing a Parents magazine that arrived in the mail today I came across an article about vaccines.  I brace myself just in case.  There are so many ways to look at vaccines.  You never know what that next person you meet will think or feel about giving their child shots. It can turn into quite an uncomfortable conversation filled with differing views and opinions.
Unfortunately this article turned into one of those that made me shake my head.  Really?  I find it interesting that people can be so closed minded in this day and age. 

This is what it all boils down to, People, you do what’s best for your child. 

NO ONE can make these decisions for you.  Do I vaccinate or don’t I?  Are they safe?  Will my child have adverse reactions to something that is supposed to be helpful?   

The best thing I have ever done for my children is to be prayerful about what is best for them.  I do my research.  I ask questions. I talk to doctors.  I read information.  And then I prayerfully make a decision. 

I find it interesting that people get so angry at others for their differing choices. Sometimes I’d like to shake them until their vision clears and the ignorance dissipates.  Being different is what makes the world go ‘round. 

If I allowed another person to make a decision regarding my child they wouldn’t have the knowledge they need to make the most informed and best choice.  We know our own children and their needs more than anyone else can. 

If you feel strongly that your children need to be vaccinated…then you should follow those feelings.  If you feel that your child should only get certain vaccinations or should get them on a slower schedule…follow your instincts.  If you feel impressed that your children should not receive any vaccinations…hold your ground….stick to it and be firm in your choice. 

No matter how you feel about it remember to allow others the right to make their own choices for their families. Be supportive of those choices. 

Be kind and love each other.


  1. Amen. I have kids that are fully immunized via the government schedule, kids on a slower schedule, and kids I refuse to immunize at all--based on how I feel in my heart and mind about what each child needs.

    It's good to hear from you again!!! How are you doing? :)

    1. Yes, it's been a while! I am finally finding myself with a drive to write again. It's interesting to me that they things that bring us joy are sometimes the things that get pushed aside when life is hard. I'll send you an email with more info. :)