About Marla Jayne


This feels a little awkward, but I decided to put some info here because when I’m reading others’ blogs, I like knowing a little about them. Plus, it helps me to filter the blogs that are written by people who are negative, cynical, rude, vulgar, etc.

I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, sister, friend, aunt, writer…and I guess I’ll add daughter to the list because although my parents are deceased, they live on. I’m LDS and am grateful for the guidance this religion offers for me and my children.

P.S. This is a recent photo of the family right after little Colton’s blessing. That’s me in the wasabi colored sweater.


30 thoughts on “About Marla Jayne”

  1. Hi Marla Jayne – I just wanted to thank you ever so much for your lovely comment on my post about the Complex Mother/Daughter Relationship. I appreciate your insights as a mother and daughter and professional. It really meant a lot to me and I thank you for that. Isn’t this a wonderful medium in which we can reach out to others? Thank you again, Karina xxx

  2. Yes, it is indeed a wonderful medium. I’ve always been fascinated by people and their “stories,” and for the last several months that I’ve been blogging, I’ve learned so much about people’s insights, observations, lives, interests, and so forth. Keep us “in the loop” about your mother and you.

  3. Marla,

    I’ve really appreciated your comments of late, and I enjoy your thoughts on your blog. It’s nice to have the positive affirmation from another person.

    With your permission, I would like to provide my other readers a link to your blog and mention it in a post. Would that be fine?


    p.s. If you reply as a comment to my blog, I’ll see it. Or reply here, and I’ll check back. Thanks.

  4. Sure, that’d be great. And would you mind if I did the same (mention you in a post and provide a link to your blog)? I’m not quite sure how to do the latter, but I’ll try to figure it out.

  5. I wouldn’t mind at all. I don’t know how you have your blog set up, but try looking for “blogroll” under your dashboard. There should be some instructions there.

    Thanks, and I’ll post that today.


  6. Hi Marla Jayne,

    I thought I’d take the time to check out your blog and get to “know” you too. You have a beautiful family and you must be so proud of them.

    After reading some of your posts, it seems like you have a background in psychology. I guess that’s why you have such good insight into relationships. Well, your background plus your experience makes you wise!

    I want to thank you again for taking the time to visit my blog and comment. I really appreciate your insights! Take care!

  7. Thanks! Your blog is a pleasure to read for a couple of reasons. It reminds me of the trials and tribulations I experienced as a younger mother, and it reaffirms my faith in mothers. There are so many children out there whose mothers neglect or abuse them, so it’s refreshing to read of one who sincerely loves her child and is earnestly striving to raise her in such a way that she’ll become a strong young woman some day. Oh, and I should mention that your writing is good too…a pleasure to read.

  8. Thanks for your comment about my post “Menopause: A New Freedom.” I hope you don’t mind, but I’m thinking of using your question as a starting point for tomorrows post.

  9. Thanks so much! I’ll check it out and add it to my blogroll.I found an interesting one called femininstormonhousewives, and although I’ve learned quite a bit, I haven’t commented yet. In fact, I wonder if the term is an oxymoron.

  10. Thank you for adding me to your blogroll 🙂 I will aslo add you to mine (as soon as I figure out how to do it)!

    Your comments were so nice, it’s not often faithful LDS come by. I’m bombarded by anti. It gets tiring, going over the same stuff over and over, But it’s ok, I used to be anti myself, If I can change ANYONE can!

    Love Steff 🙂

    p.s. You have a beautiful family!

  11. One of the things I liked right away is that you mentioned what kinds of comments were acceptable on your blog and that you’d delete the negative ones right away. Me too! Who needs negativity, ill will, or crudeness in their lives? In my personal life, my friends know that one of my oft-quoted expressions is that I “sidestep negative energy,” and that goes for blogland too.

    I am also a convert who was married to a member and who attended meetings faithfully for nearly 12 years before saying YES. Being raised in the Bible Belt, I experienced (and still do) a lot of opposition from my family, and that made it difficult to take the plunge (literally and figuratively). However, I can truthfully say that it was the smartest decision I’ve ever made both for this life and the next one.

  12. Hi Marla,

    It’s so nice to meet you, thanks for your kind remarks and for visiting my blog today. I was LDS for about 5 years, 20 years ago, and Mormonism contributed to the richness and depth of love I feel for God and Christ today. (I also quit smoking when I became LDS and never went back!) Bless you for your beautiful way of worshipping and being with God. I don’t ascribe to any specific Religious denomination today (I’ve been a Catholic, Mormon, Baptist, Protestant and now I’m just a “Christian.”) But, to Mormons, Christianity is definitely a way of life and not a once a week event. God bless you sister.

  13. So glad your blog was mentioned in the Chronicle today. I have really enjoyed reading your articles and plan to bookmark your website . (I graduated from CHS with Ann, live in Camden and teach at Camden Middle,)

    Thanks Cathie! I'll mention this to Ann.

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  15. Am rushing at a deadline and it looks as though it will rain any moment. Thanks for your look-in to my post that lead to reading, The Shrinking Woman. Will keep a lookout for more. Don’t stop blogging. [The wasabi coloured sweater suits you:>) ].

    Thanks! I’m getting ready to hit the pavement myself! By the way, I took a look at your blog and am so impressed with your giving spirit and sense of adventure. Will comment on it later today—after my walk.

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