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Utah. Mother. Urban Farmer. Teen Mom. Fitness. Family. Crime Junkie. TBI Survivor.

Hello and welcome! If you are here that means you’re likely in the same boat as me and have had some crazy interactions with your in-laws at some point.



Douglas Clive Nelson was murdered with anti-freeze however his wife claims he drank a glass of anti-freeze in the middle of the night on accident.

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Douglas Nelson got up in the middle of the night and drank a glass of anti-freeze. He would die shortly after.

Imagine your husband waking up in the middle of the night, going to the kitchen for a drink and taking a drink of anti-freeze and not knowing, then returning to bed and dying the next day. Makes zero sense, right? Who keeps a cup of anti-freeze on the kitchen counter ready for use? No one.

Douglas was a father, grandfather, son, and uncle. His family has said he was a selfless man that often gave so much to make…

I was hopeful along with many others that once Trump was out of the office that I wouldn't really have to hear his name much more. Wishful thinking I know.

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According to CNET, Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s filed lawsuits accusing Google, Facebook, Twitter, and their CEOs of First Amendment violations for alleged censorship.

The three lawsuits, which specifically name Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, come after Trump was banned from major social media platforms earlier this year. Facebook, Twitter, and Google-owned YouTube booted Trump in the wake of the deadly US Capitol riot on Jan. 6, citing concerns that he would incite more violence.

Let me remind you that the US capitol was stormed because of fire-fueled tweets from…

Polygamy marriage gone wrong or an outside job?

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Polygamy to most is a forgotten word or even topic, people think it doesn’t happen anymore or don’t have much interest in it. If you live in Utah or watched any documentaries related to polygamy in Utah you’ve heard of the Kingston's. They are one of the most well known, powerful polygamy families in Utah. The Kingston family has also been referred to as The Order.

Who are the Kingston Clan? Well, they are perhaps the most wealthy of the fundamentalist Mormon sects. Charles Elden Kingston founded the sect in 1935 after the death of fundamentalist leader Joseph Broadbent. …

Your children won’t be sleeping in your bed until they're 10, co-sleeping is not the end of the world.

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I have always been one for co-sleeping with my kids. I have a 13-year-old that slept in my bed until she was 3, and I now have a 3-year-old that still sleeps with me. When our newest daughter was born we had the debate, co-sleep or use the bassinet. My husband would have rather had the bassinet option but not me.

I truly believe that the bond I have with my children is from co-sleeping with them. I am not a believer in sleep training. …


Johanna Leatherbury was raped, stabbed and shot with no witnesses coming forward for over 40 years.

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I get often asked how I decide which case to write about, and I don’t have a great answer. I look over the cold cases in Utah and some just speak to me, it’s a weird feeling. Maybe this one hit home because I am a female living in Utah and I have daughters, who knows.

This case takes us back to August 1971 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Typically, it's the “perfect weather” season for us Utahns, 80s during the day and 60s at night. …


No witnesses have ever come forward in this cold case.

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It was a crisp morning in January at 6:30 am in 1992, when Debbie who was 15, would say bye to her mother for the last time and head to school at West High and never make it.

Debbie lived in Salt Lake City, Utah with her mother and her mothers friend in a duplex. They had lived there just 4 months before she was murdered. That morning as she left the house there were no reports of a struggle or anyone that saw anything out of the normal.

On January 17th, the day after Debbie went missing, a witness…

There is no easy way to tell this story or even write a subtitle, you’re either going to read it or turn an eye to it like most people do when it comes to rape.

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How do you tell a story like this? What does it take to prompt writing this story? And how the hell do you get the facts out without making people uncomfortable? All of these questions have run through my head since wanting to write about my uncle.

This isn’t my story to tell so with my cousins blessing I will be sharing her story of survival and betrayal at the hands of her biological dad.

How does someone become a rapist? A predator? A normal person that goes down a path that ends with forcing someone to have sex with…

Not all republicans are preaching for violence, civil wars and suggesting the election was rigged. But the ones who are create a divide in America that may be irreversible.

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When I look at what the hell is happening in our country and the divide that we see, I immediately think about my ex-husband’s current wife. We share a daughter together so he and I still have a “relationship” and this includes with his current wife and children. Prior to Trump becoming president, his wife and I had a decent relationship. Here’s a little backstory on her, that might help explain her irrational thoughts.

Darla was raised in Colorado City, Utah. This is home of the Polygamists that follow Warren Jeff’s and still practice plural marriage, underage marriage and incest…

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