Author: Jenny Smith

Chomas Engraving tool Review – on Aluminum Business Card

I ordered a Chomas engraving tool from Amazon a few weeks ago.  Today I finally had time to test it.  I can not say that I am impressed. The Chomas tool is a chunk of aluminum that’s been milled on a metal lathe and has a carbide tip glued in.  The materials are of reasonable

The Biggest Mistake YW Leaders Still Make

I’ve been active on a couple of Young Women facebook groups for a while now, and it’s apparent to me that most young women leaders don’t study the Church Handbook of Instructions.  It’s a huge mistake that’s easy to fix.  If you don’t read the handbook, you’re missing out on important information such as: Sunday

Young Women Leadership Training Handouts

I posted my Young Women leadership training handouts online at MormonShare.com today!    I made these young women class presidency leadership training handouts for the bishopric to use when they issue calls to new young women class presidency members.  We have found that often class presidencies and parents do not understand the expectations for their

The myth of “Church Approved” resources

I got an email today asking me if my website was church approved.  I thought I had squelched the myth of “church approved” 11 years ago…  Guess not. This question indicates a misinterpretation of Church leaders’ teachings that just gets me so frustrated that I felt it merited a public response.  This post originally appeared

2018 Mutual Theme Posters

I’ve updated the 2018 mutual theme page and Etsy sites with the new 2018 mutual theme posters.  I’m really pleased with how they turned out. This year I’ve added a 16×20 inch size.  I also have 11×17 and 8.5×11 inch sizes if your church building has size limitations for flyers and posters. There’s a matching handout

Young Women Bracelet Kit with Sparkly Bling!

I’ve been planning to update my Young Women Jewelry Kit for some time now, and today it finally happened!  You have got to check out my new Young Women Bracelet Kit with Sparkly Rhinestone Rondelle Spacers! I had so much fun shopping for and practicing with these new rondelle spacers!  I have never used them before,

6-month planning meeting

We held our 6-month planning and leadership meeting this morning. I am not sure where I got the idea for holding this event before General Conference, but that has turned out to be a great choice.  It’s a day free of other church meetings, and since we are in the Eastern time zone, General Conference

Let no corrupt communication…

I’m teaching Young Women tomorrow, and I wanted to give something to my girls that would help them r member the Come Follow Me lesson, which is titled “How do the things I say affect me and those around me?”. I don’t like it when people say that lessons are more for them than students,

YW President Perks

I was texting a friend this morning about another friend I was concerned about (trying to help from the background, as is my wont) and got reminded I should text and check in on one of my graduated YW who has moved to Mesa. LOL. Best conversation ever! Apparently Mesa is, in fact, Nirvana. It’s

Finally Hitting Pay Dirt with Personal Progress

I have a confession to make.  It’s a true confession — and a sad one. I am terrible at encouraging Personal Progress. Yeah, I have my medallion thanks to the zealous efforts of my young women leaders back home in Mississippi, but I’m truly awful at encouraging PP among the young women I lead now.

c25k

Guess I should update on c25k.  The pain in my knees just kept getting worse, so I decided to take a couple of weeks off running to see if that would help, especially since the weather was getting cold.  In the meantime, I hired a friend who is a personal trainer to help me develop