In the world today, the word family has a loose definition. Family may mean a singe mother and her children, a blended family, same sex couples who are married or divorced, with or without children, or a single father. Some of the children in these families come from previous relationships or marriages, and some are adopted. There are endless possibilities. The “traditional” family consisting of a father, mother, and children now seems to be a rarity. This blog describes my thoughts and experiences as a married woman with traditional LDS values raising our children.