Meet my best cheerleader

I’d like to introduce myself and my husband, Greg, who is the best cheerleader I could ask for. I am a wife, mother, speaker, author, voracious reader, lover of the color pink and passionate about public service. I graduated from BYU’s nursing school as an RN in 1984. In addition to the best job –…

How I spent my summer

  “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain School has started and kids around the state are asked to write about how they spent their summer. Well, I’m back in school (taking 21 credits this semester…

There’s more to me than politics

It surely must come as a shock to some people that there is more to me than political punditry. After all, Holly on the Hill is pretty branded to one issue. Some of those other aspects have been grabbing more of my time and attention lately. I’m also Holly in the Home, Holly the Humanitarian,…

Motherhood ‘Help Wanted’ Ads

This is the motherhood ad I thought I was answering when I was young and naïve and not yet a mother. Wanted: Loving mother to raise beautiful, perfectly behaved children. Expect 100% cooperation, starting with newborns who sleep through the night, and ending with teenagers who count you as their best friend, with never a…

Traditions are the glue that binds families together

(Originally published in the Daily Herald, Dec 21, 2014) There are just a few days left before Christmas 2014 has come and gone. I’ll be honest: I’m not ready yet – but I will be by 6 a.m. on December 25th! I don’t know if you’re like me, but it’s one rapid slide from Labor…