Author Archives: Bethany Ramos

Three-Year-Old Boy Fulfills Every Child’s Dream By Getting Trapped Inside A Claw Toy Machine

Three-Year-Old Boy Fulfills Every Child's Dream By Getting Trapped Inside A Claw Toy Machine

This story starts out with an “OH HELL NO” and concludes with a strangely happy ending. After a three-year-old boy’s mother discovered that he was missing from their Nebraska apartment at 5:30 PM, she called the police. Police were dispatched to search the neighborhood, and I’m sure, like me, you hate where this story is heading. More »

10 Ways To Test If You’re Ready To Be A Mom

10 Ways To Test If You're Ready To Be A Mom

If you Google “Am I ready to be a mom?”, here is what you’ll find: Lies, lies, and more lies. The truth is that there is absolutely nothing that can prepare you for being a parent. Part of the reason I was so stressed out during pregnancy was because I couldn’t get a handle on the unknown: Will my baby be a demon spawn with colic that never sleeps through the night? Will I have one of those mythological easy babies that only giggles when it’s upset? More »

Busy Mom’s Cooking Hacks: 5 Yummy Microwave Meals That Aren’t Disgusting In The Least

Busy Mom's Cooking Hacks: 5 Yummy Microwave Meals That Aren't Disgusting In The Least

Please do not laugh in my face when I tell you that I oft use my microwave to cook. Yes, I use my microwave for its intended purpose, like every other schmuck on planet Earth, which is to heat up cold pizza until it is boiling hot and burns the roof of my mouth. I also use my microwave as a gourmet time warp oven that will expediently deliver a once-complicated dish right to my face. More »

You Can’t Be Smug About Your Super Healthy Kid If You Never Leave The House

You Can't Be Smug About Your Super Healthy Kid If You Never Leave The House

We’ve all heard of this magical, fabled creature before…the kid who never gets sick (said in a whisper). Just to let the cat out of the bag, my first son with the literal opposite of this kid. My first son was Sickly McSick Magee and still kind of is to this day. He’s getting better as his immune system grows stronger, but he still has allergies and pretty severe eczema. Whoopee. More »