Category: Mapleton Mom

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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Clutter must go “Pouf!”

Clutter must go “Pouf!”

by Chris Hash. The other day my husband, ever the real estate professional, pointed out a newspaper article. I read the title and choked on a fit of laughter. The article was on staging a home for sale. The title was “Clutter Must Go Pouf!” I laughed so hard I almost hurt myself. Why? Because I have never, ever seen […]

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Downsizing Christmas

Downsizing Christmas

It’s that time of year again … when we can no longer avoid taking down the Christmas decorations. Taking them down isn’t nearly as much fun as putting them up was, and so the process tends to be procrastinated. But, there comes a time. For us, the task is larger this year: With the empty nest approaching, we decided it’s […]

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What do we tell the children about Sandy Hook?

What do we tell the children about Sandy Hook?

by Chris Hash. When something horrific happens like the tragedy in Connecticut, it reaches far beyond the bounds of where it happened. It puts a chill into every heart as people naturally ask, “What if it happened here?” Schools ask, “What would we do? How can we prevent something like this?” Parents ask, “What if it were my child?” And children […]

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