January Grove Offer

By Amy | January 11, 2019 |

YOU GUYS! If you haven’t yet signed up for Grove Collaborative now is your chance. The new customer offer this month is AMAZING! We are always trying to cut down on plastic use in our home…when the teenager takes AP Environmental Science you all learn more and want to do better….ha! Cutting back on single-use…

What I Learned About Giving After Having Kids

By Amy | August 25, 2018 |

If the Giving Tree isn’t the most accurate book ever I don’t know what is. If you don’t know the story The Tree gives its leaves and branches and by the end of the book, he’s given everything to The Boy. It’s left as only a stump. This morning I handed this child the actual…

Sometimes We Just Have to Be a Mess

By Amy | July 16, 2018 |

Sometimes we have to let ourselves just be a mess. It’s in the messes that we crack. And it’s in the messes that God cracks us open. I woke up in a funk today after a wonderful day yesterday. A day full of fun and laughter and stories and time and appreciating all the things.…

A Trip To McDonald’s Reminded Me I Can Do Anything (Including Negotiate World Peace)

By Amy | July 15, 2018 |

After a trip to Target, during which I aged 5 years trying to pick out a shower curtain with kids that suddenly had super strong opinions about shower curtains, I offered to get the kids the new slushees at McDonald’s because I wanted one. Sam said I’ll take a burger. Kate said I want fries. I said I…

How My Husband Took Me on a Time Travel Journey Back to Us

By Amy | July 12, 2018 |

The world gets it so wrong. I have been so worried about our anniversary because 20 years is a milestone and we should be taking a big trip. We should be on a plane or buying each other cars or at very least jewelry or something. But our bank account didn’t get the memo. So…

July Grove Offer is Live!

By Amy | July 10, 2018 |

It’s no secret that I’m not the most organized person on the planet. This is why I love Grove Collaborative. Not only do I get items shipped directly to me each month on autoship, they also help keep me organized. I’m a total sucker for bins and baskets and anything I can throw things in.…

The Mother’s Day Tradition That’s Saving My Sanity

By Amy | May 10, 2018 |

OK friends. Let’s talk Mother’s Day. Before you read what I am going to suggest, I need you to know I love my kids. I cherish time with them. But my favorite tradition doesn’t involve them at all. Don’t hate me. And also know I went through so many versions of Mother’s day before settling…

My Favorite Things: Grove Collaborative

By Amy | May 8, 2018 |

In real life, I love to pass along my favorite things and I love to get a deal and share it with my friends. It’s just so fun. Today I get to share one of my favorite things with you right here on the interwebs. It’s a little thing called Grove Collaborative and the folks there…

How One Burnt Pizza Changed Our Parenting

By Amy | April 27, 2018 |

You guys, this is what I came home to tonight. My kids have lost all their electronic devices. I’m not sure when they’ll get them back or if soon you’ll be able to buy them on eBay. And there’s my husband who was yelling…”Is this what you want? A burnt pizza life?!?” You see, they…

A Prayer for All Parents at the End of the School Year

By Amy | April 26, 2018 |

Dear Lord Deliver us from halfhearted lunch-packing and complete lack of backpack checking. Please see us through the nights when the sun is up later than our kids and yet they have to go to bed because the bus is inexplicably still arriving to pick them up each morning. Please carry us through the endless…


Amy Betters-Midtvedt

Subscribe to my super awesome newsletter!

So. Much. Gold.