Earlier this year I visited my sister in Idaho Falls for the Eclipse and that is when I learned about the Kindness Rocks Project.
It's also where I found my first rock, at the Rigby Reservoir.
This is how it all started to my knowledge, a woman in Cape Cod started it as a hobby. She would hide the rocks and slowly received positive feedback. So she stepped it up with social media and a website and asked others to join her.
In Idaho Falls it is so popular that the Idaho Falls Rocks group on Facebook has over 15,000 members. Our little city in St. George, Utah has only about 300 members in the St. George Rocks group. Actually there is also a St. George, Utah Rocks group. I am a member of both as well as 801 Rocks and Utah Rocks.
This has been something that is a lot of fun to do with my children and we love to go to our favorite places and hide rocks, too. It's sorta like an Easter egg hunt. The hiding part of it!
Our favorite places include: St George Library and Town Square, Red…
A few weeks back I attended an introduction morning during one of the Free2Feed events that had several preschool teachers and employees come and talk to our group about local preschools in the area. I am only going to share the mom and pop preschools as in ran from home by individuals because those are a lot harder to find on your own. You can easily find information on the other stuff, and maybe I will share my notes about those another day.
It was very informational.
It also inspired me to turn my dream job into a reality.
You see, I have always wanted to run my own business. The business that I had been researching for most of the year was for an indoor playground and cafe here in St. George. But it just didn't seem possible.
I do, for the record, believe if done correctly by someone with deeper pockets than me, that it would be a very successful business venture. That's what my market research, business and financial research revealed.
Today the children and I got to play with clay at The Tilted Kiln in St. George. I had driven past this pottery studio many times not realizing all the fun things it has to offer.
It's not just a pottery shop, though there is a section that some great local artists have pottery for sale. It has a section of ceramics that you can buy and paint yourself and they will cook it again after that.
That was fun to see. So many great ideas, from painting a large platter with the family name or something like "Dad's Burgers"to piggy banks and garden gnomes. They also had quite a few Christmas related ceramic crafts to paint.
My kids and I had so much fun browsing the ideas and we surely will find ourselves back in the shop come summer vacation! :)
You can come back for parties or other group activities and they have cla…
Just about a month ago, my family and I participated in The March for Women's Liberty here in St. George. It was a great event for the whole family. We waved our American flag and huddled close together as it was a crispy and windy day. It was a happy and peaceful day as all who gathered - did so in friendliness and peace.
I remember when I first heard the word feminism. I thought it was a bad word because I was raised to want to be a stay-at-home mom and home maker. And I thought that feminism meant that you couldn't do that or that you wouldn't want to or that it was looked down on.
In 2014, I began to be a little better informed about what feminism really means and that is equality. I am a big fan of equality.
The thing is, even though I appreciate the right to choose what my life will be like, whether I would or should go to college, have a career, etc. I always really wanted what my society wanted from me.
So, it really wasn't something I had to fight for. I reall…