Dani Oldroyd

Dani Oldroyd

Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:59

Genealogy Goals

Family Storytelling, Genealogy, Baby StepsMaya Angelou said, “The more you know your History, the more liberated you are.”

Saturday, 18 October 2014 17:07

Fall Traditions

Family Storytelling, Fall Traditions, October, MemoriesPumpkins, apple cider, and crisp air… Some see Fall as leaves dying, cold and the step before the snow comes. For others, it is a favorite time of year. A season full of beautiful warm colors, family and love.

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 19:29

Happiness at Home

Family Storytelling, Happy Families, Happy HomeThere are countless articles written about “being happy”. Is there a secret to happiness? It seems that the root of joy starts in the home. We’ve always heard that eating dinner as a family is one way to bring a family closer. In these days it is easier said than done with both parents working, soccer practice or dance. Here is a list of five other ways to make your house a happier home.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:30

School is back in session

Family Storytelling, Back To School, Family Story, GrandfatherIt is “back to school” time and I think of all that we do as we prepare our kids to go. Lots of school shopping for back packs, supplies, and name brand clothing. How nice if it was just simple. There is always a worry about who my kid’s teacher is going to be. Will they teach my child well? My husband’s 2nd Great Grandfather Benajah Julius Record shared some experiences when he was a boy and attended school.

Monday, 30 June 2014 16:45


Family Storytelling, Book Cover, WonderA few books have been said to change people’s lives. There are always classics on the list, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Giver, Pride and Prejudice, The Diary of a Young Girl are just a few. Harry Potter became a sensation to readers and writers alike, changing the audience of many books. A few of my other favorites on the list are The Help, The Book Thief, The Fault in our Stars, The Hiding Place and Unbroken. One book from 2013 has joined the list: Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

Saturday, 24 May 2014 02:48


Family  Storytelling, Storymaker Conference, Writing IdeasI was so blessed to be able to go to LDStorymakers Writing Conference this year for the 3rd time. I went, knowing a little bit more about what to expect and what I wanted to learn this year. The classes were all so amazing and I wanted to share a few quotes and other wonderful words that I learned while attending LDStorymakers.

Monday, 28 April 2014 03:39

Mothers And Daughters Through Time

Family Storytelling, Mother's Day, GenealogyAbraham Lincoln said, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Isn’t this statement so true? I feel that it can be true to every single person. If you had a wonderful mother, who was everything that a mother should be than you want to be like her, thank her by having a wonderful life. There are some who didn’t have such wonderful mothers, who maybe made the wrong choices and that weren’t around. But you still owe everything that you learned to that person. Your experiences growing up made you the person who you are today, good and bad.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:14

Let It Go

Family Storytelling, Frozen, Family Memories, StorytellingDisney movies all have a lesson that we can learn in the end. Cinderella helped us believe in true love. Aladdin  taught us that money doesn’t buy us happiness, but we provide it ourselves. Merida showed us that we hold fate inside ourselves; we have to be brave enough to find it. Beloved Dori helped us learn that when life is hard, just keep swimming.

Saturday, 22 February 2014 17:26

A Picture Says A Thousand Words

Family Storytelling, Instagram, Family Photos, GenealogyThey say a picture says a thousand words, so what does your Instagram account say? When Instagram came out I thought it was an amazing idea. We have so much access to record our lives. I often feel like words aren’t needed. A picture can say more than words could do justice. It can show time period, emotion, and an insight into others lives.

Saturday, 22 February 2014 15:49

Why I love rocks

Family Storytelling, Rocks, Life Lessons, JudgingI was doing laundry one day and a rock fell out of my eight year old daughter’s pocket. When she got home from school I asked her why she always has rocks all over. Why she love collecting so many rocks. Her answer amazed and inspired me. Brooklynn has many goals; one is to be a writer. I asked her to write down her answer, because it needed to be heard. The following is what she wrote.

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