Six Reasons my Fifth Kid Seems Neglected

It’s not always easy to be the last of 5 kids. Often there’s just too much going on in a family of seven for the last kid to get a lot of one-on-one attention. Sometimes usually that fifth kid may […]

17 Tips for Surviving a Day with a Toddler

  Taking care of a toddler is no small feat. Whether you’re babysitting for an hour, or have your hands full day after day with one or more of your own, you can survive this. You just need a few […]

9 Things I Learned From My Kid’s Raging Fever

1 With 5 kids and countless illness between them, I will still never get used to them being sick. 2 I’ll be always grateful a fever is not vomit cuz that crap is way worse. 3 The old school bath […]


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 The Savior looking down on BB (and me) and thinking, “I don’t […]

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 […]

150 Years Ago 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 […]

Can Boys Wear Capris?

The answer is…no. We all know full well the answer is no.  In the words of Meghan Trainor, “Na-to-the-ah to the no, no, no.” Except? How about when you have to wake your 1-year-old up from a nap to rush to […]

Let the Blasphemies Commence!

If you’ve read my blog post, “I Always Have a Happy Feeling When I go to Church,” You know that I’m not the most patient when it comes to church. In fact I really hate Sundays.  I know, I know, total blasphemy […]

Why I Both Love and Hate the Park

The Park. It’s at once a glorious and heinous place to be.  I love taking my kids to the park because they can run and burn off energy while I sit there and do nothing.  Although in reality I end […]