How to Have a Kick Butt Family Meeting

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / September 14, 2023

Family meetings are a thing here, a whole thing. We hit a wall around here friends, and then I decided to just go ahead and put all our feelings on the wall. It is the time of year for a full on regroup. As pictured here I tend to channel all my teacher moves into…

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What You Should be Reading: Fall Edition

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / September 6, 2023

Back to School reading list. Here is what you should be reading as you head into fall. I know, I hate the. word SHOULD too, but in this case should is giving you options and choices that you can feel confident have been vetted and approved by actual real life readers.   Accidental Homesteader By…

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Care Packages You Can Send in a Jiffy!

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / August 25, 2023

College care packages mean love, so here is some goodness you can send in a jiffy!! Here are some fun things that will take the edge off having to get back into the swing of school life! {Just click on each picture to order!} Microwave Ramen Cooker (fancy!) When you have to live on ramen…

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Not every kid that just graduated is getting ready to head out to college.

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / August 25, 2023

Not every kid that just graduated is getting ready to head out to college. It is not all dorm shopping and class lists and getting that U-haul packed. Our very own middle kid is staying put next year and we couldn’t be more proud of him. He wants and needs more time before he decides…

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What to do if your college kid is miserable

What to do if Your College Kid is Miserable

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / August 19, 2023

OK parents of brand new college students, there is a thing that might happen and I need us to be prepared. Roughly 8 ½ out of 10 of us will get a phone call from a super miserable college kid. Like, flat out miserable. They will be friendless, homesick, overwhelmed by the work, unsure of…

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Back to School Tip for Everyone

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / June 20, 2023

Back to school around here and I have people going all the places…middle school, high school college, it is just flat out bananas. It’s time to get organized! We are in the thick of it here. And as we spend all the money to get ready, I worry about losing all the things. As our…

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The Perfect Grad Gift…the gift of Keeping Track of Your Stuff

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / May 17, 2023

Oh my gosh you guys I have the perfect grad gift for you and it is a must have for all your college kids. These Name Bubbles labels are the cutest and best purchase ever. I bought some for the girls who are deep into both dorm and apartment living, because if there is one…

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Easter Basket fun for ages 12 to 21

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / March 29, 2023

It’s just about time for Easter Basket fun! Now when my kids were little it was so easy to find a few fun things to tuck into their Easter Baskets that weren’t candy. But once they got older it was a little bit harder. If this is also the case for you my friends, let…

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Mothers Hold All the Things

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / March 6, 2023

We try so hard to hold all the things The appointment times and permission slips. The meal plans and the grocery lists and the names of all the foods each person will and will not eat. The weekend plans and weeknight carpool. We hold the schedule of feeding and changing and napping and where the…

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Getting Them to Run Toward Home

By Amy Betters-Midtvedt / February 22, 2023

Getting Them to Run Toward Home We were right in the middle of one of those things, one of those moments when a teenager tells you something you didn’t know a minute ago and your peaceful night is suddenly not so peaceful. “Mom, but here’s the good thing. I knew I could drive home and…

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