Why a New Blog?

My Motivators: Christ; Family; Children

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ colors the way I think, act and feel. Accessing the Atonement of Jesus Christ keeps me centered and focused on what is important.

— Karen E. Dimick

My original blog,, was launched in 2009. It was a platform for my child-rearing book, Don’t Get Mad Get Busy, a place to share forms from my book, tips on kids and education, as well as my thoughts and ideas on things that were important to me. With the publishing of my new book, The Goats and The Sheep, I am ready to share more with the world about the topics related to my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates if you want to hear what I have to say. If you still want to hear from me, but are not interested in religion-related posts, be sure to check out and subscribe to my original blog.

By Karen Dimick

As a mother of five, a grandmother of nineteen, and a teacher for over 40 years I have been interested in writing about topics that relate to children and education for some time. During much of that time I dabbled in writing and did some work as a freelance writer, and then published my first book in 2009, Don’t Get Mad, Get Busy! A Handbook for raising terrific kids!” This blog was born of that endeavor as a way to promote my book and share my thoughts and ideas about topics I felt were important for parents, children and their education.
In 2010 I embarked in one of the most challenging teaching experiences I have ever had, short of the full time job of raising my own children; teaching early morning seminary. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (commonly known as the Mormon Church) I am a part of a lay ministry in which we lead and teach one another. Part of our educational program for the youth of our church includes a 4 year seminary program for high school students. Here in OC, CA classes are taught at our local church buildings before school begins, beginning in our area at the unearthly time of 5:45 am. So, for 4 years I spent much of my time studying, preparing, getting up early and catching up on sleep while serving as an early morning seminary teacher. It was a wonderful, difficult, and rewarding experience, but after 4 years I was ready to have a bit of my time back. With my release from that position I had time to resurrect this blog and once again return to writing about topics that I find important to the growth and development of children.
My experience and expertise comes not only from my experiences as a parent, teacher and writer. I also hold a degree Early Childhood Education, a BA in Psychology, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, an Education Specialist Credential and a Master's Degree in Special Education. I currently work as a Resource Specialist and Special Education teacher working with middle school struggling readers, students who have difficulties in math as well as students with organizational and assignment completion difficulties.

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