you + one person you love + 15 minutes daily = FAMILYNESS

The Yellow House

(Not sure why the links aren’t working.. I checked them and they are set up correctly.  go to to find her site)

My Mother in law shared The Yellow House blog with me the other day.  I’m already addicted.  The Yellow House is loaded with ideas to bring a family together. She has innovative ideas for ‘kid dates’, ‘marriage’, ‘family adventure’, and so much more. I don’t know if it’s because we just added baby #3 to our family, but Davina (the author of The Yellow House) has inspired me to be more proactive as the mother of my little crew.

I love the word adventure!  She ties all the adventure and fun into having a family.  I believe that a family that plays together stays together.  The family is a foundation of strength for our nation.  Therefore, parents who care, can make a monumental impact.

My family has been incorporating some of her ideas into our daily schedule and already we have seen a huge difference.

We went on a treasure hunt to find the dessert after dinner, and built a fort to snuggle and watch our favorite Disney. Retiring to bed that night my kids said,..

“This has been the best day ever!”

What?!? I didn’t even realize that our days had gotten so monotonise.  A to-do list and responsibilities have a way of stealing the fun right out of a day.  With a little extra effort this week I’ve turned those to-dos and responsibilities into adventures.

My two older kids have been so worried that I would forget about them with this new baby in our home.

“Mom, do you love the baby more than us?” questions my daughter.

“Well, it looks like I’ve finally been replaced.” says my son.

“Are you going to forget about us mom?” my son asks.

Comments like this made me realize the importance of personal time with each child.  Davina calls them ‘Kid Dates’. They love it!!! It builds confidence in your children as well as helps you to get to know them better.

Let me know whatcha think of The Yellow House.  🙂

(Not sure why the links aren’t working.. I checked them and they are set up correctly.  go to to find her site)


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About Joy

We are a couple of gals who have seen the joy that can be added to someone’s life by a single act of kindness. We are mothers, wives, sisters, friends, and Mormons who want to make a difference. We are what we believe in. We believe first and foremost that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of God. We believe in a restoration of all the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are motivated by love, charity, and faith. Our faith is our inspiration to do and see the good all around us. Even though we all have diverse backgrounds and experiences, we feel by uniting with others committed to serving we can make a difference.

2 thoughts on “FAMILYNESS

  1. McCall Johnson

    I would love to see The Yellow House blog, Im having a hard time using your link, what is the address? 🙂 congrats on your new baby by the way!


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