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…

Drowning in “What Ifs”

By Erin | October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

I used to think admitting that I had anxiety was like revealing a dirty secret. Now I wonder if things would have been different if I had agreed to taking medication for anxiety earlier in life. Would I have handled situations with more grace? Would I have been more willing to take risks? Hindsight may be 20/20, but what…

5 Ways Teenage Romance was Better in the 80’s & 90’s

By Amy | September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Teenage romance…there’s nothing like it. It is the stuff dreams are made of and romance in the 80’s and 90’s was nothing if not dreamy. {Disclaimer: my romantic experiences were pretty limited growing up, but my dreams were big. I mostly longed for my objects of affection from afar, waited for my life to unfold…

To the Gentleman Talking About “Lazy Teachers”, This Is What I Really Wanted to Say to You

By Amy | September 2, 2016 | 18 Comments

Dear Gentleman I overheard talking about “those lazy teachers”, I sat still while you talked to those around you about “lazy teachers”. I bit my tongue as the room swam before my eyes. I actually experienced seeing red when I heard you follow it up with the old gem, “It must be nice to only work…

Dear Family with the U-haul

By Erin | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we fly down the highway at 70mph I strain my neck to peer into your jam-packed car. I don’t know what I am expecting to see, a dad white-knuckling it as the packed down u-haul sways in the wind or a mom sobbing in the front seat? Of course, I don’t see much for…

A Last Minute Guide for Detoxing from Summer and Getting Ready for the School Year

By Amy | August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

So here we are…summer is winding up despite my efforts to cling to it by my fingernails. To give you an idea about how we approach summer here, picture one big house party. The rowdy kind where chips get ground into the carpet and you are the hostess but there are people walking through your house…

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