About

The purpose of this site is to help Primary leaders, teachers, and parents teach the gospel to children.

Currently I live in Utah. For the past fifteen years I’ve served in almost every calling there is in Primary. Primary is where leaders are always inspired to have me serve, even when we move into new wards.

I’m presently a Primary chorister, but I don’t have a musical background. I am fortunate to have family and friends who are musical and have taught me how to lead music. I love the Primary songs, and I love teaching their message to the children.

I want to help others teach the gospel by utilizing the resources that are available for us to use.  I have collected items such as Friend magazines and Primary manuals from the time my children were very young. When I create and write lessons for this blog, I draw on those resources for inspiration. My children are grown, so I now have time to write and share.

My husband and I were married in the Mesa Temple twenty-seven years ago.  I am the mother of two smart and talented children. The oldest is married, and they are the parents of my first grandchild. My youngest child is attending BYU.

I do appreciate all your kind comments and support. Thank you!!

If you have questions please contact me at [email protected]


45 thoughts on “About

  1. I really appreciate your ideas and the thought that goes into them. I’ve just happened onto your blog and the ideas are right on the mark – not too distracting or too difficult. They allow room to teach the important concepts that the songs offer without unnecessary fluff. I love the time spent explaining what the song is really about and how this allows the gospel to be taught as you teach the song. It’s just the help I need and I am so grateful for your insight.

  2. I was just called to be primary chorister in my ward, and I too have no musical background. i have been frantically trying to find help and happened upon your web site. I cant tell you how greatful I am to you for sharing all your wonderful inspiration. I have been very nervous but since visiting your blog I am very excited to get started. Thank you!!!

  3. I just wanted to give you a million thanks for taking the time to do this blog and all the fantastic ideas and printouts!! I found it just today, and looking at your Book of Mormon lessons, I plan on coming here often!! The songs on here are fantastic also!!!! I am a senior primary teacher, and have no time really to draw and print the things for the lessons so they aren’t so dry…and coming upon this site and you…It looks like I can liven up my lessons and print what you took the time to do (thank you thank you!!) I really appreciate this, and I know for sure you are an answer to my prayers!! You are the creativeness that I needed! THANK YOU!!! Very much!

  4. WOW! Your ideas are incredible! I just found your blog and I’m hooked. I am certain yours will be my “go to” site when I am stumped for FHE, singing time, etc. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us!

  5. i home school my children in Kansas and am SO incredibly excited to have found your awesome website. thank you, thank you, thank you so much for sharing all your hard work.

  6. As a senior primary teacher this year I am so happy I found your ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them with us: clear doctrine with ideas that match my style of teaching! I appreciate all of your efforts! Again, a big thank you!!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I am just amazed at the creative ways you come up with to teach the children. Thank you for the Book of Mormon lessons – they are incredibly helpful and your ideas are being used weekly all the way here in South Africa.
    Thank you!

  8. I just found your site and it is FANTASTIC!! Thank you for using the talents that Heavenly Father blessed you with to bless the lives of others!! You are AMAZING!!

  9. YOU are a GOD SEND!!! I haven been scouting the internet and pinterest and Deseret Book for different ways/ideas to visually teach my 7 yr. old the scriptures. I have tried different family scripture reading books and found she is very visual. It’s a struggle for me as a mom to ‘just read’ the scriptures because I feel like she’s not understanding everything, even thou I explain it. So when I came across your website, tears filled my eyes because it is an answer to my prayers. You have everything! You are very detailed in your lessons break it down into lil bite size chapters with pictures and put into lessons! AH! I have never seen anything like it!! I”m in heaven. I’m so excited!
    YOU AMAZE ME! Thank you for being an answer to my prayer today! Your time and effort is well worth it and bless the lives of many. Tank you! And please continue to keep up your website. L.W.

  10. This is my second time as the Primary chorister and I have 5 under 12 at home, so sometimes, I just need a fresh idea! Thank you for putting the time and effort into this blog! I appreciate it!

  11. Thanks so much for all your great thoughts. They are so helpful to those of us who are not filled with creative ideas. You have a wonderful talent!

  12. Thank you so much for your lesson ideas. My primary kids are loving all the fun activities. I was wondering if you will be posting BofM lessons after lesson 27? I was hoping I could get ideas for the lessons for the whole year. This is the first time I’ve taught primary in about 20 years and I’m panicking that it only goes to 27. I love your ideas! I hope you add to this website every now and then!

  13. I am so impressed with your website! I am a busy mom of 4 children (12,10,7,5). My husband was laid off and has gone back to college to get another degree. I went from being a stay-at-home mom to teaching kindergarten full-time with a 40 minute commute. I have fibromyalgia. My pain is being managed quite well but my fatigue is not. Also, within the last 3 years, I have been diagnosed with 2 unrelated cancers (colon and kidney). Both cancers have been successfully removed (a true blessing) but still require me to have many tests and doctor appointments. I am finding it hard to balance all of my responsibilities. We used to have FHE faithfully every week even before we had children. Now, many weeks we just play a game or watch a mormon message and discuss it. This is acceptible to me once in a while but I like FHE to be more structured and to involve the scriptures. Some weeks we skip FHE altogether. I am amazed by the Book of Mormon Lessons you have developed! I now plan to use these for FHE and I wanted to express my gratitude for the work you have done for us! I will also be pinning this on Pinterest so other women can also benefit from your generosity. Thank you for the time you have dedicated to developing these lessons!

  14. I want to thank you for all your hard work and willingness to share your fantastic ideas. This is the first time I’ve ever had a teaching calling (I’m usually safely tucked away behind the piano), and I am definitely out of my comfort zone. I stumbled upon your lesson helps (“Helps”? Heck, your entire lessons!) on sugardoodle.net a few months ago, and they have been such a godsend! I’ve been panicking about what I’m going to do after Lesson 30, but I saw you’d responded to another person’s comment that you hope to complete more lessons in the future. My kids are going to wonder why my lessons are suddenly boring after Lesson 30 if I’m left to my own devices…ha ha Anyhoo, thanks again for sharing your amazing talents. I am so grateful for all you do!

  15. This is my go-to website when I prepare my lessons. I just noticed that you stopped at lesson 28! Were you released? I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do to keep my class entertained for the rest of the year! And THANK YOU for the lessons you have done! They are awesome!

    • I do have a few more lessons prepared. I’ll be posting lesson 29 next week and one a week after that. I’m actually not a primary teacher. I just saw a need for ideas on how to teach the Book of Mormon so I try to help out. I will probably post up to 35 lessons and maybe a few more at the end of the year. I’m glad the lessons help! Thanks for the kind words.

  16. I just wanted to share my appreciation for all the work you have put into this blog. My husband and I are serving in primary for the second time now. The first time we taught it was a disaster that ended with tears (on my part) almost every sunday! With the help of this blog we have been able to teach and have fun with our class now! Thank you so much for all your hard work and for sharing it!

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  17. I just happen to stumble accross your website and I love it! I am currently Primary Chorister and am looking forward to using some of your fun ideas that I KNOW the children are going to love and have fun with. Thanks so much for the time and effort you ahve put into this! You ar an angel!

    Kristine

  18. WOW! So glad you have taken the time to post all of your wonderful lesson ideas! I am really impressed at the variety of ideas and object lessons you use. I also like that most lessons have a “hands-on” activity for the children. The children really welcome the idea of something to “do” during the lesson! Activity helps to solidify the lesson. A BIG thank you too, for not only sharing but also providing pictures and the actual visuals/games/signs for the lesson. This is a real time-saver. Thank you for sharing.

  19. I am having trouble down loading the print outs on your web site. For Example the Helaman Soldiers. You click on the items in blue and it takes you out of the internet. You have great ideas and I would love to use them. Thanks

    • I’m sorry it is giving you problems. I try to check them out before I post them, but some pictures are links to the church website image library. They are constantly changing things on the church website, so sometimes it messes up the links. You can go to the church website yourself and find the pictures, or you can check them out from your meetinghouse library if the link is messed up. Sorry!

  20. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and time – I just found your site and I know I’ll be using it often. I’ve got 6 children ages 9 months to 10 years, so I’ve got loads of teaching opportunities and not so much preparation time. I can already see that your style of teaching is great – heavy on the doctrine (because children can understand so easily!), some simple visuals and examples, and not too much preparation to make it seem impossible. Thanks again!

  21. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your fabulous ideas! I was just barely called as the Primary President, and in turn called a brand new Primary Chorister. I have felt that we need to revamp the way singing time has been done for the past while, making sure that we are actually teaching the doctrine behind the lyrics, as well as making sure the children stay engaged with meaningful and age-appropriate activities. I was hunting for ideas, and stumbled across your site. I’m so excited to share this with our new Chorister, as your ideas and methods for teaching not only the music, but especially the doctrine, are exactly what I had hoped to accomplish in our primary! Thank you again for taking the time to post your ideas and inspiration. 🙂

  22. You are amazing! I am so excited to use your lessons to teach my children from the scriptures. Your time and efforts are appreciated and I have already begun telling my sisters about your blog. Thank you!

  23. I just found your blog. I love your ideas. They are just what I have been searching for. Just as someone else said…right on the mark. I am so excited to use them to teach my children the gospel. Thank you so much for sharing!

  24. I just discovered this sight as I was looking for a way to easily explain to a brand new convert friend of mine the story of Lehi and Nephi whom I revere as great prophets and leaders of great faith. I used the narrative from Lesson 2 on BofM and copied the pictures to make PowerPoint slides like pages of a picture book. I printed them up to give to my friend to read. As I was finishing that story I realized that not only could I do this for the stories in 1st and 2nd Nephi for my friend, but perhaps others might be interested in access to them (with limited animation) from which to teach the stories. If Camilla would be interested, I would make these available to her and or anyone she designated should have access to them.

  25. I am soooo greatful for your Book Of Mormon lessons and everything else you have on your site!! Ive just been called as the Valiant 8 teacher (for next year) and to find your site tonight is a real blessing, your lessons are amazing and inspiring. Ive written a list of things im gonna buy tomorow so i can use your wonderful ideas to help me be a good teacher and help the children learn the precious truths of the gospel. I am so inspired and enlightened (cause this year i was the CTR 5 teacher so have used different ways to teach) but your site and how you present lessons in such a spiritual yet fun way has really helped me get an idea of how i am to be with my new calling with older kids THANKS SO MUCH!!! You are a blessing to many!!

  26. Thank you for sharing these ideas. I printed out the images for “Choose the Right Way” because we are teaching our almost 3 year old twins this song tomorrow for FHE. I also have an 8 month old and a 12 year old so I feel so grateful you have these ready. THANK YOU!!!

  27. Thank you for this! With four children and calling as a primary teacher, I have spent too much time lately sifting through Pinterest, blogs, and lds.org to find FHE and lesson activities that are simple and sure. This is great!!!

  28. My class has loved all the activities I have used from your lessons on the Book of Mormon. We are now on lesson 30 “Mormon Witnesses the Destruction of the Nephites, but I cannot open. It does not seem to be a link. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong. The children really look forward to
    the activities that you have each week it keeps them so involved.

  29. Just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work and your willingness to share with so many! I hope you have many blessings for your generosity! Thank you again!

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