Category: Mapleton Mom

At this time of year

At this time of year

by Chris Hash. At this time of year, I sometimes wonder if, in the midst of all the holiday grandeur – Mormon Tabernacle Choir concerts with famous guests; world-record breaking Nativity scenes; beautiful Christmas, presents, and fancy Christmas food – well, maybe I should say, I sometimes think that … … we all too easily forget the true details of the actual story. […]

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Lessons from Maple Mountain

Lessons from Maple Mountain

by Chris Hash. When my husband and daughter started biking Maple Canyon, I thought it would be great if I could bike it too. But being much more inclined to eat chocolate than to exercise, I figured that doing something like biking Maple Canyon was w-a-a-a-y out of my league. Then I thought to myself, “Wait a minute. Maybe you […]

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Planting seeds

Planting seeds

by Chris Hash. This year I’ve been planting a small garden from seed. It’s been awhile since I’ve done this, and I had forgotten how much I love to watch things grow. Watching the seeds coming up in my garden now is bringing me a lot of joy. But something else I forgot – or maybe never quite knew – […]

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Closer than you think

Closer than you think

by Chris Hash. The other day I was browsing through the collectibles at the Deseret Industries thrift store in Provo, when I saw …. a serger! A Pfaff serger. One that looked just like the little workhorse Pfaff serger sitting in my sewing room. I asked to have a look at it. It wasn’t threaded, so I couldn’t tell if […]

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Men In Pink

Men In Pink

by Chris Hash. [Courtesy photo via Facebook. Used with permission.] I saw this photo on Facebook the other day. It made me smile. “Who are these guys?” you may be asking. They’re a group of Dads and school administrators who showed up at their kids’ elementary school, donned pink shirts, and served up muffins for the school’s annual “Moms and […]

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The quiet life of a community

The quiet life of a community

by Chris Hash. The other day I went to the Mapleton Farmer’s Market, where you can buy local produce, baked goods, and handcrafted items. While I was there, a father walked into the parking lot,  pulling a little red wagon. Accompanied by his two small children about ages 4 and 6, he pulled into a stall and set up shop. […]

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9-11: Never Forget

9-11: Never Forget

by Chris Hash. Today is the anniversary of September 11, the day that changed everything forever. I remember it distinctly. It was so horrifying, and yet somehow surreal. I remember that I was fixing lunches for the kids and helping my daughter with her reading when my husband came rushing downstairs to turn on the TV. I remember all of […]

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Mostly in the mind

Mostly in the mind

by Chris Hash. My friends and I hike Whiting Canyon several times a week. Recently, we decided we would start biking at least a part of it. We are middle-aged moms, and our goal was modest: We just wanted to bike a little bit further each day, than the day before. Whiting Canyon starts out with a killer hill. That […]

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Because I have a nose

Because I have a nose

by Chris Hash. Today, on my usual early morning walk, I was looking at the beautiful world all around me. I stopped to smell the sweetness of pink milkweed blossoms along the side of the road. As I sometimes do, I began offering a litany of thanks for common things. “Dear God, thank you for this beautiful morning. Thank thee […]

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To the graduates

To the graduates

by Chris Hash. My youngest child graduates from high school this week. In this time of transition, I find myself contemplative. It has been over 30 years since I graduated from high school. Watching lives (including my own) unfold over those 30+ years has been fascinating. Life has a way of teaching lessons. Here are a few I think I’ve […]

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