What You Have in the Morning You Might Not Have in the Evening

By Amy | March 25, 2017 | 3 Comments

The sermon at our wedding was beautiful, unforgettable and strangely ominous. The wonderful priest who married us began with a story. He was assigned overseas and found he had to move suddenly, he would be on a plane in 24 hours. He had grown close with so many people and knew he likely wouldn’t see…

I Never Thought I Would Be That Mom: Until I Was

By Amy | March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

I used to be the mom who planned her days and nights around nursing schedules and naptimes, who stockpiled diapers and hid nuks in all corners of the house. I used to be the mom who put a crying baby in the car and drove endlessly around the neighborhood trying to induce sleep and quiet.…

Getting More By Letting Go

By Amy | March 6, 2017 | 8 Comments

So my story starts with a couch. It was the very first piece of brand new furniture my husband and I bought together. It was a hide-a-bed, perfect for having overnight company and I still remember spotting it at the furniture store and feeling so grown up buying it. This is back before we had…

Last Minute Love Bomb

By Amy | February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Holidays tend to sneak up on me. Despite two trips to Target for Valentines and supplies to decorate Valentine’s Day boxes (worst job ever), I still do not have anything to give my sweet loves tomorrow. Shocker. I am currently in the middle of a decluttering class (it’s a whole thing for another post you are…

We’re Rooting For You (A letter from your friend’s crazy mom that told you you looked cute in your work uniform)

By Amy | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

This one is for the friends and classmates of my kids, as well as for all the students I have known. It needs to be written before you all think I am a certified crazy person. I have to explain the reason I look like I want to pinch your cheeks in public when in…

Replacing Immediate Gratification with Patience (Starting Now)

By Erin | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Good things come to those who wait.” I’ve always hated that phrase because, basically, I am not good at waiting. Never have been. I get stuff done in a hurry. I don’t waste time waiting. I was content with this approach and it was working for me. And then I became a parent. My lack…

What Does it Really Mean to be Kind?

By Amy | January 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

I find myself yelling to my kids for the millionth time, “Just be KIND!” when it occurs to me they may have no idea what I am really saying. I’m pretty sure often they default to thinking being kind means being nice to their friends and not yelling at their siblings. Done and done. But…

The 10 Commandments of Laundry

By Amy | January 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

I have yelled, I have begged and pleaded, I have demonstrated and reminded and prayed. And yet, the people I live with continue to live in sin in the area of all things laundry. And so, I have gone to the mountain (OK, my closet hideout) and am coming down with these in hand. The…

I Resolve to Remember

By Erin | January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s stressful just thinking about it. New Year’s Resolution time is upon us. I remember one year I vowed to give up sugar. That lasted about 2 days and, dang, that chocolate bar sure was worth it. A more proactive year I resolved to try to be kinder to myself and use “positive self-talk” until I…

The Beam in my Eye

By Amy | November 11, 2016 | 6 Comments

If my Facebook newsfeed is indicative of our hearts my friends, then today I’m turning to the Bible. Not just any part, but a part that always makes me feel squirmy. In the last few days I have been been feeling the squirm more than ever. And the squirm often means I might be judging others and…

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