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…

My Biggest Mothering Mistake (so far)

By Amy | November 7, 2016 | 5 Comments

I used to believe being a good mom meant you never ran out of those little dishwasher pod things. Or laundry soap. Or toilet paper. Or diapers. Your house was always company ready and homemade snacks were a daily occurrence. Keeping track of the things and then using the things to clean and organize the…

Parent.co Follow up: Writer of Viral Minecraft Sex Mod Article Tells the Rest of Her Story

By Amy | October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Parent.co did a follow up to my Minecraft piece. So thankful to get a chance to say a little more! Parent.co recently published a first-person account of one mom’s experience discovering the existence of sex mods for Minecraft. To date, the post has been shared over 129,000 times. Nowhere in the piece did the writer, Amy Betters-Midtvedt,…

Everything Changed the Day I Found Out Minecraft Has a Sex Mod

By Amy | October 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Amy is sharing her latest technology debacle over at Parent.co , one of our all time favorite sites! You guys, take a minute google Minecraft + sex mod. I’ll wait. OK, did your brain explode too? Because when I found out that this was a thing, not only did my brain explode, but my heart did as…

How the Current Political Climate is Improving My Parenting

By Erin | October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Note to our dear readers: This is NOT a political statement position piece. We have created this space to escape from chaos, not t0 be a platform for promoting more. So, read on, dear ones, and grab a great cup of coffee while you’re at it). It’s true. Our toxic political climate has made me a…

Life Lesson from the Sidelines

By Amy | October 10, 2016 | 6 Comments

He is so handsome, this son of mine. I just love to watch him, and when he catches me I have a hard time being cool about it. He pretends to be annoyed, “Mooommmmmm,” he says when I tell him for the 1,000 time how I am so happy he is my boy. But I…

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