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Michelle Lehnardt

I don’t want to be the mean girl

Elementary school can be a tough gig. Early in September of first grade, my little Mary sobbed into my arms, ÔÇťAlice told everyone not to play with me at recess. When I walked past, she and her friends started…

Ruby Girl Formal/Dance Dress Exchange!

OK, we’re trying out something fun here. Everyone knows finding an appropriate dress for a dance or formal occasion feels next to IMPOSSIBLE. It’s perfect from the front, but there’s no back; it’s so adorable but only reaches to…

Happy New Year! We need your help!

It’s a new year and your head (and journals) are probably full of plans, goals and dreams. We have a red notebook at our house where we record goals for everyone in the family at the beginning of the…

No matter who wins

Even if you live outside the United States, I’m sure you’ve heard more than you’d like about the U.S. Presidential Election. In fact, whenever someone starts talking about the various candidates, my 12-year-old daughter covers her ears, sings, “La,…

Ruby Bakes the Easiest Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

In fact, they’re so easy you’re going to think we’ve left out a few ingredients. Welcome to a new feature on Ruby Girl. Our goal is to bring you simple, delicious recipes mixed with gospel principles. If you have…

Join the General Conference Challenge!

You probably have some General Conference traditions. At our house we take out a huge bin of Legos on Saturday morning and dump them on the family room floor. Everyone plays with them all weekend while listening to talks…

the retreat

It’s been four weeks since our Ruby Girl Retreat. Some of you have been eagerly awaiting photos (be sure to scroll through the gallery above), while others don’t want us to rub it in that they couldn’t attend. Sorry…