Blog, FLDS

FLDS Needs

  Help. As you may know, the FLDS are being evicted from Short Creek. Regardless of WHY they are being evicted, evictions are traumatic. There are no support services for them during this transition, but there are many things that the outside world can do to help them, even if it is just sending little travel bags for children with a small pillow, blanket & hygiene items. Jump ropes, hackey… Read More

Blog, FLDS

FLDS & Food Memories

. Playing restaurant! This culture is like going back in time Making applesauce Trying to make applesauce like the big boys Family canning day – plus one water balloon, uh oh!   Cherries for future pies! Snitching her own bowl of strawberries to eat   Homemade pumpkin pie, of course   He’s trying to help… but sometimes it’s the thought that counts, lol Remember pressure cookers? I almost forgot they… Read More


Want to help the FLDS mothers and children?

The FLDS – especially the single mothers and children, have many, many needs.  First of all, if you want to help, please contact me at 435-212-1183. Another thing you can do is buy homemade products from a Facebook Craft store that I made for them. None of the FLDS mothers that I personally know are interested in a free handout. They want to earn their own money and be independent! … Read More

FLDS mayor joseph allred with blurred face and cardboard car

Education, FLDS

FLDS Father Made an Adorable Homemade “Reader” for his Children

I came across a homemade book that an FLDS Father made to help his children learn to read. Since the FLDS have strict rules about the kinds of things their children can be exposed to (i.e. no talking animals, no fantasy), it is common for family members to make homemade books. Research shows that children raised in homes that promote family literacy grow up to be better readers and do… Read More

Blessings, Blog

DMV Delight

That’s right, these chairs above represent how busy it was when I walked into the St. George DMV. Compare to Las Vegas DMV below. And that’s just one section! To all my friends from Las Vegas who have to waste an entire day or two trying to get something done at the DMV: my wait time was maybe – 39 seconds? Go ahead and be jealous! Not only was it NOT… Read More

Happiness, People

FLDS Having A Ball!

When I stumbled upon this group of FLDS having a ball playing soccer in Colorado City, Arizona, I asked permission to take this video and the mother said yes. It does my heart good to share the evidence I find of FLDS families like this laughing, having fun, experiencing life joy! As a newcomer to the area who was keenly aware of all the negative media, I have been happily… Read More

Beautiful World

Breathtaking Hike to Amphitheater

After taking us to the zoo and showing us the planned renovations, on the spur of the moment, Andrew Chatwin took Tolga and I on a hike to the Amphitheater – just minutes from our cottage! It was absolutely stunning and a mind-blowing experience for us – not to mention that I got sucked into quicksand along the way. Please enjoy our short little video clips. Click on a photo… Read More


Renovating the FMJ Zoo!

The FMJ Zoo is a 12-acre parcel that was turned into a small zoo by one of the Crick’s most beloved people, “Uncle Fred Jessop.” From what I understand, Uncle Fred loved children and created the zoo to bring enjoyment to the little ones growing up here. It used to have bears, a giraffe I think, and more. At some point,Uncle Fred died and the zoo was forced to close. Today… Read More