A Joyful Mother of Many Children

Presented by: Karolyn Butler

The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that “the situation of the saints” is such that “unless they have an actual knowledge that the course they are pursuing is according to the will of God they will grow weary in their minds, and faint” (Lectures on Faith, lecture 6, no. 4). This principle applies directly to our efforts in home education! Are you familiar with the mindset that having a large family and a successful home educating family is impossible? Not only can your growing family be successful, it can be the perfect laboratory for applying the gospel of Jesus Christ. Discover strategies for keeping a firm (sane) mind from one less-than-perfect mom, while receiving encouragement and strength for your journey down the “road less traveled.”Preview Visual Presentation


Raised in northern California, Karolyn met her very brave eternal companion, Tony, while attending Brigham Young University. They married in the Salt Lake City Temple and have since been very “fruitful”! They are the parents of eleven children ranging in age from four to twenty-seven (six sons, five daughters, one son-in-law and three grandchildren)! They have lived in New Jersey, Germany, Arizona, Kansas and for the past twenty years in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Karolyn has been home-schooling her large crew for the past 22 years, her oldest graduating on full-tuition academic scholarship from Brigham Young University, her second child a physics major at Brigham Young with Ph.D. plans in Computer Science, three more successful college students and three children having served full-time missions.

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