Entries by Jody Moore

To the Rebellious Mormon Woman

My Dad really hates to be told what to do and my mom, in her own words, loves things that are “irreverent.” So you can see why obedience is a challenge for me, the product of their mischevious DNA.

5 Reasons to Keep Sending Christmas Cards

My mailbox is located a full block away from my house and generally, the only mail I receive is a bunch of credit card applications disguised to look like the checks I’ve been expecting ever since Oprah told me about The Secret. Since I hate getting punked and I’m too lazy to load the baby […]

Look Up

Once a week, I teach a Turbo Kick class at the gym with around 25 participants on average. In the last month or so, attendance at my class has dwindled a bit. Last night I showed up to teach Turbo Kick and there were TWO people there to take my class. TWO PEOPLE. My mind […]

Mom Secrets – What I Teach and Why Part III

When I was in High School I secretly wanted to have 8 children. Not right then…but when I was older and married. I kept it a secret because I was pretending to be cool, but I secretly wanted nothing more than to be a mom. Soon after my husband and I had our first child, […]

The Husband Manual

We recently bought a new car. I feel very spoiled and fancy driving around breathing in that new car smell, not even wondering whether or not it will start in the Target parking lot and not tossing goldfish onto the ground “for the birds” as I get my infant out of his car seat. Not […]

Curb Your Approval Addiction

I know many people who don’t like public speaking and in fact go to great lengths to avoid it. I, however, am not one of those people. I completely dig speaking to groups and it might sound like I’m bragging when I say that but as usual, this is another confession of a weakness of […]

Guilt and Shame

I’m a TV girl. When I moved into my new town a few years ago and a very nice girl invited me to her book club I said, “ummm….do you have a TV club?” I also like movies. Anything on a screen is up there on my list of “let’s do it.” I didn’t read […]

Happiness Isn’t Easy

Wanna know what’s easy? Looking in the mirror and noticing what you don’t like. Worrying about what could go wrong. Noticing all the things that aren’t how you thought they would be at this point in your life, and then feeling bad about it. Blaming other people or other things when you feel bad, or […]

Halloween Costumes Don’t Make You Feel Anything

I really do like to sew. If I had an extra 2 kid-free hours every day I would take a nap. But if I had 2 more hours after that, then I would sew. I love to sew because it’s fun and creative and fills a need in me to create something that didn’t exist […]

What I Teach and Why – Part II

According to Matt Miller at the Washington Post, “As many as 100 million Americans live in households today that are earning less than their parents did at a similar age. And this is happening well before we feel the full impact of global economic integration with rising economies like India and China.” Matt Miller might […]