My little reminder today in church that even though I’m out in the hall with a toddler running wild, He is just glad we’re there. Seriously, I can just imagine Him looking down on BB (and me) and thinking, “I don’t […]

The Real Reason You’re More Lenient With Your Last Kid

Everyone knows you’re more lenient with your last kid. It’s a running joke with just about everyone everywhere that parents are incredibly strict and hover-y with their first kid and excessively permissive and hands-off with their last. There are articles about birth order, […]

My Sabbath Keeps Changing and I’m Fine With That

  Before I had kids I spent a lot of effort making Sundays special. I wore my church dress all day, I didn’t watch TV and I only read gospel-themed books. I was a young adult with a still-kind-of-new personal testimony of […]

I Really Am a Mean Mom

And I don’t just mean that in a my-kids-think-I’m-mean-because-I-discipline-them kind of way. And I’m not just mean because I have them make their own dang oatmeal thankyouverymuch. No, I’m actually mean because the other day I was busy doing something on […]


Even in our trials we can experience joy and peace. -Robert D. Hales As a parent it feels like:

Glorious October

  Just that word makes me feel all relaxed and cozy. Right now I’m sitting by an open window where there’s a chill breeze wafting about and it’s absolutely hea-ven-ly. Especially since it has still been 90 degrees every day. But it cools […]

I Can’t Pay Attention to all of #LDSConf But I Love it Anyway

If you have many friends who are LDS (Mormon) you may have seen social media inundated with General Conference quotes, memes, and impressions this weekend. I know I have, but that makes sense since being Mormon I tend to know a lot of other […]

31 Actually Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for the Truly Lazy

  Easy is a priority for me. OK, it’s THE priority for me. Every single year around October 30th I do an online search for cheap/easy/DIY/no-sew/last-minute Halloween costume ideas. And every year I ditch those ideas for something even easier. I swear most headlines […]

On Time For Once

I’m chronically late. Ridiculously late. Like, always, always late. I try particularly hard to get my kids to school on time but I am a huge failure at that. Two years ago my girls were late for school 60 times. That’s […]

A Brand Spanking New (same but different) Blog!

Yay, I have a brand new blog!  It’s the same, except that it’s different! I have a brand new look with a fancy-schmancy new web address!  It’s still called Musings of a Mediocre Mormon Mommy, and all my old posts are here, but the new […]

I Could Have Had 15 Kids

When I first got married I wanted kids right away. And I wanted 15 of them. I love kids and I love big families. 15 seemed both outrageous and theoretically possible. Biologically, anyway. Plus, that was more than I’d ever […]