About DeAnne Flynn

DeAnne Flynn is the lucky mother of seven amazing kids (and two adorable bunnies). She craves ethnic foods, comfy flip flops, and all things C.S. Lewis. She is the author The Time-Starved Family, The Mother’s Mite, and Salt Lake City--and speaks frequently to groups nationwide. DeAnne enjoyed working as a news anchor/reporter before tackling her current job, "The Supreme Manager of Busy Lives" (a.k.a. "Mom"). She and her husband Craig love growing their family in shady neighborhood called Holladay. http://www.deanneflynn.com/

Early in my writing career, I had the opportunity to work with a brilliant author and inspirational speaker, Dr. Dennis Waitley. As a mentor to Olympic athletes, Apollo astronauts, and top business executives, Dennis loved the saying, “Believing is seeing.” You read that right; Dr. Waitley insisted that people need to believe before they can…

One of my most poignant childhood memories was talking late into the night with my mother one evening, sharing with her my sincere desire to feel our Savior’s love at one of the loneliest points of my life. “I’m just so homesick for heaven,” I told her quite emotionally, as if it were possible for…

Women need women. Mothers need mothers. And mothers also need to for pray for other mothers. (Especially for the mothers of their own children’s future soul mates.) Thank you, Emily Erickson, for writing these perfect words for mothers like us on your beautiful blog, “Teach Me to Braid.” And thanks to Stephanie Lewis for rocking…

(A true story shared by my college-age son who is now living abroad.) Here in Italy, I love teaching English course. And we teachers always try to do a spiritual thought at the end of our classes. So, this past Thursday we decided to imitate a spiritual thought we’d heard about from a friend…so we…

One ordinary day, without the slightest trace of prudence or planning, it happened. I decided to open my eyes. Wider. This change was inspired by a simple question posed casually by a friend via email: How did you see God in your life today? The question had bounced around in my head as I made…

I believe we each try to put our best foot forward day to day… We carefully plan and prepare for the vast inventory of needs, commitments, and duties for which we are responsible—and not only for ourselves, but also for all those who depend upon us! But since we’re usually up to our eyebrows with…

If you’re like most people, you’re probably somewhat forgetful due in large part to the incredible amount of information your brimming mind is called upon to retain at any given moment. And as you dash through each day, you may notice that you’re not only forgetting minor things—like people’s first names, appointments, and grocery list…

Most mothers would agree that they learn much more from their little ones than they ever seem to teach—deep, heartfelt lessons about priorities, simplicity, and genuine altruism. This has certainly been a comforting truth to me over the past 25 years. Recently, while delivering clean clothes to my young daughter’s room for the millionth time,…

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While riding the NYC subway on a cold winter’s eve, I watched an unassuming mother entered the train car with her husband and three teen-aged children. They were obviously from another country and I didn’t understand their language, but I was unusually touched by this mother’s demeanor. Her husband and children all listened intently as…

While traveling along the bumpy road of life, have you ever become so snowed under or distracted that you’ve allowed the dreaded “D’s” to divert your course or deter your progress? “D’s” like discouragement, detachment, dissatisfaction, or even despair? Does it frequently seem easier to focus on what’s in your rear view mirror, instead of…

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