Self

Half-Way There: My New Year’s Resolutions Update

This post contains affiliate links. Purchasing items through the affiliate links below will not increase the cost of your purchase and will grant me a small commission that will help support the MiddayMornings blog. Thank you for your support. Yes, I am talking about New Year’s Resolutions in the middle of June. It’s time to… Read More Half-Way There: My New Year’s Resolutions Update

ADHD Parenting Tips

How We Finally Got Our Daughter to Keep Her Room Clean

Minimalism is the new “it” trend in home decorating and organization and there’s a good reason why. The less you have, the less clutter you are able to make. Though it seems simple enough, it can be a challenge to convince your child to give up something he or she cherishes – even if they… Read More How We Finally Got Our Daughter to Keep Her Room Clean

Everything Else, Self

Mystery Blogger Award

My good friend Lori over at Choosing Wisdom was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award in May. I was so excited for her. Choosing Wisdom offers posts on positivity, hope, and faith. I’ve read about believing in yourself, not comparing my experiences and talents with others’ and how it’s the little things that can make… Read More Mystery Blogger Award

Book Reviews

The Good That Men Can Do

Elder Christofferson honors all men striving to do the best they can for their families and communities in The Good That Men Can Do, based on his talk “Fathers” given in the April 2016 General Conference. He lovingly teaches the role of men in society and in the Church and provides encouragement directly to them. In a society where men are often put down as unnecessary, incompetent, or child-like, this book’s message is a breath of fresh air.… Read More The Good That Men Can Do

Well-being

What Happens When You Don’t Get What You Want? A Lesson in Attitude

In the Walmart Checkout Line A mother and her teenage daughter stood in front of me in the express lane of my local Walmart. With her cart still full of items and the conveyor belt already full, it was clear the cashier took the customer as an exception to the 20 items or less rule.… Read More What Happens When You Don’t Get What You Want? A Lesson in Attitude

Faith

Seeing the Blessing in the Trial

We were without AC on our 2nd floor and the temperature was the hottest it’d been all spring. It had been a gorgeous day, but I dreaded how hot it’d be when we got home from our errands and fun and tried to settle down to sleep.

Soon after settling the girls down in their beds on the stifling 80°-second floor, with fans going and even a makeshift AC in Addie’s room, a thunderstorm struck.… Read More Seeing the Blessing in the Trial