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Strengthen Your Home

  "No success can compensate for failure in the home."
- David O. McKay

There are many parts to a home that make it successful:  family, education, entertainment, government, career, health, finances, religion and more.  This website will help you know how to strengthen those parts to bring a balance to your life.  Our society pulls us in so many directions it is hard to know which way to go.  Click on any part of the house and you will find helpful information for your home.

Home Is Where The Learning Is: 
Homeschool Lifestyles from Homeschool Moms

by Valerie Steimle
Homeschool has been a big buzzword for the last few years. Itís either about really smart children ahead of their class or parents keeping their children at home in an abusive state.

Homeschool isnít about either situation. Itís about parents taking the time to educate their children in a comfortable environment. Whether you have genius children or children with learning disabilities, homeschool is a valid choice of many parents who care for their childrenís welfare.

Read about eight courageous women who homeschooled their children and how they did it. What system did they use? How much time do they spend? What is it like to homeschool children anyway? All these questions and more are answered in this informative book called Home Is Where The Learning Is: Homeschool Lifestyles from Homeschool Moms
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Home Is Where the Heart Is (Paperback)
by Valerie Steimle
This book gives you 60 articles about the strength of the family. There are many aspects of life that affect the family and Valerie J. Steimle touches on the strengths and distractions of what is so great about your family.

Have you ever asked yourself what is missing in your life? There is much commotion in the world and people are looking for fulfillment. Families are so important. They are what stabilizes us. We become so distracted with finances, work, entertainment and government that we don't pay attention to what is really important: our families.

Of One Heart: Being Single in the LDS World
by Valerie Steimle

In the LDS world (or the world of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) most adults are married with children. It has only been in the last ten years that being single in the church has become much more common. Unfortunately, marriages are failing everywhere and there are now one third of the adults at church who are single. 

Whether by divorce, death of a spouse or never married at all, there are challenges to being single in a predominately married world. Challenges I had never realized until I became single myself when my husband of 25 years suddenly passed away leaving me with nine children at my charge. A daunting task to say the least. 

This book was written to help all those who are single, all those who have single friends and all those priesthood leaders with single members under their jurisdiction. I have written this book to help others understand what it is like to be single and included writings from other singles on how they feel about being single. 

Dogs, Blogs and Hobbits: Writings from a Widow's Perspective
by Valerie Steimle
Becoming a widow at the early age of 46 was not waht Valerie J. Steimle expected. She still have five of her nine children at home in her care with aspirations for a fulfilling life with her husband. After burying him, she went to work and wrote every day for three years. This collection of 60 articles is part of that work. With her writing experience of twenty years, Ms. Steimle writes about everything from dating jerks to the power of positive thinking. Her outlook on life is inspiring and she writes about what is really important. From tears to laughter, you will enjoy reading these vignettes of encouraging words which will edify your life.

Finding Your Family: Getting Started in Family Research
by James A. Foy
Finding Your Family is a simple guide for those searching for their past family members. In a step by step instruction, this book helps you begin the journey of finding your family. 

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