Redefining Success


Redefining Success

by Holly Richardson | LDS Homeschool Conference 2013

Have you ever wondered if you are raising successful children? Is it possible to know before they adults and you are grandparents?

Let’s start at the very beginning – how do you define success? Come to this interactive workshop and let’s explore what it means to be successful – successful parents raising successful children to be successful contributors to society.

And if you have little gremlins that whisper that success is out of reach, we’ll talk about banishing them and living a whole-hearted life.

Holly Richardson is the mother of a large family of 24 children built by birth and adoption. She loves kids, loves to read, loves to learn and loves to make a difference wherever she can.  She is passionate about being a mom and about helping other moms.

She homeschooled for 12 years and has also run the gamut of using private school, neighborhood schools and charter schools. She has children who are academically gifted, kids who struggle, and kids who are severely disabled. She has kids who are auditory learners, visual learners, and kinesthetic learners, children who are outgoing social butterflies and others who are more reserved.

In other words, she has learned that kids are their own person and measuring success is different for everyone.

She loves hot pink, social media and gardening.

She also loves politics. (Most days, anyway.) She loves the policy, the debate, the relationships and even campaigning. She’s a conservative political activist with an award-winning blog – Holly on the Hill – that covers Utah and national politics. She spent the last 12 years involved with state politics and even spent one intense, wonderful year in the Utah House of Representatives.

She was an adjunct professor at BYU for several years – and a childbirth educator, a doula trainer and a midwifery instructor, but never graduated from high school. She did graduate from nursing school at age 19, however.

Her biggest irrational fear is not heights or public speaking but going over the edge of a mountain road. No joke.

She blogs at for all things political and at for everything else. You can find her everywhere on the web as Holly on the Hill (Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram)




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