Natural Family Living for LDS Moms Conference

Come learn, laugh, and be inspired with other holistic-minded LDS moms

at the first ever


Natural Family Living for LDS Moms Conference

Saturday April 25, 2009

8 AM to 6 PM

Check-in/registration at the door starts at 7:00 AM

Paradigm High Charter School

11577 South 3600 West

South Jordan, UT  84095


Special Guest Keynote Speaker

Leslie Householder

(LDS homeschooling mom of 7 and bestselling author of The Jackrabbit Factor and Hidden Treasures: Heaven's Astonishing Help With Your Money Matters.

See her at

How to Attract Prosperity as a Stay-at-Home-Mom in Any Economy”


Other Speakers* Featured:

Donna Goff: “Mother Self-Nurture Culture”

Joyce Kinmont: “Children and Fertility as Blessings”

Vernie DeMille: “How to Garden with Little Children”

Jonell Francis: “Health is a Blessing; How our Diet Affects our Health”

Aneladee Milne: “Conveyor Belt Entertainment vs. Leadership Art: The Choices Facing Every Family”

Diann Jeppson: “Mealtime Magic: a Feast for Body and Spirit”

Cliff Dunston: “Spontaneous Healing, Tips and Tricks for Every Mom”

Joyce Mitchell: “Funerals: Dignified, Inexpensive, and Eco-Friendly”

other topics include teaching your children how to work, attachment parenting, natural Christ-centered childbirth, and a holistic look at education


*speaker and topic availability subject to change due to possible unforseen circumstances, speakers were confirmed at time of printing

Nursing babies and nonseparating toddlers welcome!



Cost: $35 to preregister, $45 at the door

Please preregister, until April 23 at

call 801-544-7548 or email

with any questions


We will be in the same room all day. Everyone will hear the same speakers. You can also pay for half-day (before lunch or after lunch) or single speaker tickets.


Schedule (Times are Approximate)

7:00 to 8:00 AM Check-in for preregistered attendees and at-the-door registrants

8:00 to 9:00 AM Introduction and Keynote Speaker: Leslie Householder

9:00 to 9:50 AM Donna Goff

9:50 to 10:00 AM Break

10:00 to 10:45 AM Joyce Kinmont

10:45to 11:30 Vernie DeMille

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM Jonell Francis

12:15 to 1:15 PM Lunch


1:15 to 2:00 PM Diann Jeppson

2:05 to 3:00 PM Aneladee Milne

3:05 to 3:55 PM Cliff Dunston

4:00 to 4:10 PM Break

4:10 to 4:40 PM Christine Mullins

4:40 to 5:15 PM Joyce Mitchell

5:15 to 6 00 PM Celestia Shumway


Leslie Householder: Guest Keynote Speaker

How a Stay-at-Home Mom Can Attract Prosperity in Any Economy”

Leslie began attending seminars when she was a newlywed in Provo, Utah. She and her husband spent the $1000 they had in savings from their wedding, and then tens of thousands of dollars on credit cards over a seven year span in this quest for knowledge, and listened to literally hundreds of speeches on how to prosper. Still, they struggled to make ends meet, always hoping they would learn something new that would finally turn things around. Each seminar helped them grow and it kept them coming back for more. Finally they attended one which impacted them deeply. For Leslie, rather than getting hyped up with motivation, the seminar presented some very simple ideas that resonated with her inner self: some morsels of truth that began to change her on the inside. No hype, just very powerful information which, understanding, naturally took care of the necessary changes in her paradigm, attitude, AND behavior. Six months after attending the seminar, and as a direct result of applying what they learned, they were already in a larger, more beautiful home, renting their first home to tenants who cared for it as if it was their own. They were also enjoying a monthly income that was more than 3 times what it was before, taking it to six figures for the first time. Leslie went on to write a bestselling book, The Jackrabbit Factor, that explains these principles. Come hear her expound upon these principles!


Donna Goff: “Mother Self-Nurture Culture”

I was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was raised in Hawaii, from the time I was 6 years old. Yes, I grew up in Hawaii, attending Hawaii’s common schools from 1st grade and through my sophomore year of college. I was not raised in the LDS church. After researching many faiths, I was converted and was then baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, in January 1973. At that time, I was in my senior year of high school, in Hawaii at Arthur W. Radford High School. I began my college education in the University of Hawaii system taking classes at both the Manoa Campus of the University of Hawaii and Leeward Community College. Then I transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in the middle of my sophomore year of college, changing my major from Anthropology to Fine Arts & Design. I earned my Bachelor’s in Fine Art and Design from BYU-Provo in April 1980. I am presently focusing on stained glass, engraving, and sand carving, as my main mediums of artistic-creative expression. I have spoken at several Charlotte Mason, Utah Home Educators Association (UHEA), One Sure Foundation Conferences, since 1994. I have been a presenter at the TJEd Forum three out of seven years. I am the Founder, Owner, and Senior-Mentor of Moor House Academy. I have completed the 5 Pillar Certification; passing with Honors. I earned my Master of Arts in Education *** laude from George Wythe University 2008. A Charter Member of Liber League (2003-2008). Donna is co-owner and Creator of The Princess Academies.”


Joyce Kinmont: “The Blessings of Children and Fertility”

Joyce is the founder of the first organization to promote LDS homeschooling: LDSHEA (Latter-day Saint Home Education Association, see A modern pioneer, she started homeschooling in the 1970s before it was very well-known. She has been holding homeschooling conferences for several years and is known as a beacon for LDS homeschoolers. She is the mother of eight, grandmother of many, and a volunteer for the Utah Families Association. She is also an author of two books: Home School Decisions for Latter-day Saints and Diet Decisions.


Vernie DeMille: “Gardening With Little Children”

Vernie grew up on a farm in California which fostered her independent creative spirit. After she married William DeMille, they became farmers in Missouri, where they spent 12 years involved in the management of four farms producing vegetable and grain crops, livestock, hay, and fish. Now they operate a farm in Monticello, Utah with their young children. Vernie and her husband started an organization, MiniAg, to help families turn their backyards into mini-farms so they can be more self-reliant. They have developed seminars to teach about farming/gardening as well a greenhouse system for individuals who want to feed themselves the freshest, most nutritious produce available.



Jonell Francis: “Health is Blessing- The Connection Between Diet and Health”

Jonell is a home engineer and happy mother of nine. She graduated from Brigham Young University with an Associates degree in Humanities and a Bachelors of Arts in History. After working ten years for WordPerfect Corporation in Software Development and Testing, Instructional Services and writing for the WordPerfect Magazine, she came home to care for her children and begin “debugging” her own developing health problems. She and her husband enjoy raising their brood at the base of Utah’s beautiful Wasatch mountains.


Jonell states, “Ten years ago, my life changed dramatically. I had a history of declining health that had worsened with each pregnancy. My search began. I consulted every specialist my medically connected family could find. Several physical exams, a scope, an ultrasound, repeated blood work and stool tests all came back normal. I acquired several labels for my worsening symptoms: colitis, spastic colon, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, and finally fibromyalgia. I begged God to teach me the good that could come from this miserable condition and to find the resources to help me get well. I did find answers and recovered from fibromyalgia over a two year period. My cookbook tells my story along with what I’ve learned. And if what I share here helps anyone with similar challenges then my effort is well met."


Diann Jeppson: “Mealtime Magic: Nourishing Body and Spirit”

Diann is the founder and current President of American Youth Leadership Institute. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for George Wythe Foundation. Jodie Palmer and Diann Jeppson co-own, a leadership education seminar and mentoring company. She is a Co-Director for TJEd MarketPlace. She is a past La Leche League leader and has served for 4 years on the Board of Trustees for the Midwives College of Utah. Though not engaged in professional activities in these fields, she has received training as a doula and childbirth educator. She operated Westside Natural Food Co-op for 7 years. She and her four daughters perform professionally as The Wildflowers, a family bluegrass band. She and her husband Adam live with their daughters in West Valley City, Utah.


Aneladee Milne “Conveyor Belt Entertainment vs. Leadership Art. The Choices that Face Every Family”

Aneladee was one of the first people in the country to actually apply A Thomas Jefferson Education, not only in her family, but in her local community. As I saw the fruit, Aneladee’s students entering Self-Directed scholar phase, I was so impressed; children as young as 12-14 were studying 8-10 hours a day, I knew TJED was worth it! To describe Aneladee is to describe her life. She is the dedicated wife of Don Milne and the happy mother of six incredible children. When I met her she was an accomplished seamstress, cellist, actress, and teacher of Shakespeare and Drama. She graduated from George Wythe College with a B.A. in Statesmanship and serves as a great example to other scholar moms.To sit in her living room is to witness the essence of the American family. Her children are never idle, I always hear an instrument playing, whether it is daughter Larisa on the viola, daughter Tatiana at the piano, son Brady on the guitar, or even herself on the cello. And it’s never because mom nagged! I see the door shut to her Young Scholar’s rooms. Why? Because they are behind it studying! At the dinner table I enjoy an incredible family conversation asking about Tocqueville, Sowell, Plato, McManus, Tolstoy, their national book, current events or other material she and the children digested that week. I am truly amazed at Aneladee Milne, all who know her would say it’s her heart. She cares deeply for all around her, it never ends, there is always room for one more.”- Tiffany Earl


Cliff Dunston: “Spontaneous Healing, Tips and Tricks for Every Mom”

Cliff was an adjunct professor of art at BYU. He has learned the healer's art as well and now spends his time teaching others about healing with the natural energy of the body.



Joyce Mitchell: “Funerals: Dignified, Inexpensive, and Eco-Friendly”

Originally from the Adirondacks of upstate New York, she and her husband of 22 years have four children ages 13 to 21.Joyce was a La Leche League (LLL) Leader for 12 years. She then joined Funeral Consumers Alliance in 1994. She retired from LLL and started the FCA of Utah affiliate in 2000. She has completed four statewide biennial funeral dealership surveys so Utahns can price shop at a glance. Recently she worked with her state legislature to amend a 2006 law that took away Utah families' right to sign a death certificate. Her passion is showing people how they can participate in and control the care of their own dead. She collaborated with a group of people across the country to write a manual to help communities form their own home funeral committees who take care of their dead free of charge. She says, "For the past 100 years the funeral industry has dictated our social norm. Prior to that one's religious tradition dictated how to carry out the funeral. For those who believe that rich and poor are all equal in the grave you may agree that it is high time we reclaim our place the care of our dead."


Christine Barton Mullins: “You Can Teach Your Children How to Work and other Liberating Truths”

Christine is the mother of seven with a baby due soon. She lives in Hyrum, Utah. She is the creator ofChildren's Miracle Music, a program she designed to assist children to do their chores happily. She says, “I originally created Children's Miracle Music so that my family could learn how to serve others.  The game accomplishes this by providing a  fun way for us to serve each other as we quickly do our part in taking care of our home each day.  Because our own needs are taken care of so quickly, playing the game also gives us TIME to focus our attention on serving others by helping them to take care of THEIR needs.” She has also created the Six Pillars of Strength Program to help families achieve greatness in all facets of life.


Celestia Shumway: “The Tree of Life Motif Applied to Childbirth, Attachment Parenting and Holistic Education”

Celestia is a mom of six with a baby due in August. She has discovered a powerful concept called Tree of Life Mothering, based on the Tree of Life motif in the Book of Mormon. She graduated from BYU in '92 with a bachelor's degree in zoology, worked full-time for a medical school professor's laboratory at the U. of U. and then became a full-time mother with the birth of her first child. She has always been interested in biology and the science of attachment and how it applies to mothers. She has been a volunteer breastfeeding counselor for over ten years. She is an avid fan of home birth and natural birth. She feels that birth can be a transformational experience, drawing mothers closer to Christ. She believes in creating happier mothers through the Tree of Life Mothering concept so that mothers, their families and ultimately our society will experience greater freedom, prosperity, and happiness. Her book, Tree of Life Mothering Volume I will be available soon.




Name Sales End Price
All Day Attendee   Ended $35
Afternoon Ticket (After lunch to end) Ended $20
Morning Ticket (8 AM to Lunch) Ended $20
Single Speaker   Ended $10
Bulk Discount: 2 for $30 each, $60 total   Ended $60
Bulk Discount: 3 for $25 each, $75 total   Ended $75
Bulk Discount: 4 for $20 each, $80 total   Ended $80
Student Ticket for Leslie Householder Only   Ended $5
Family with Student for Leslie Householder Only   Ended $20