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Foxy Henhouse

I've been writing for a while, and I just got into Friendship is Magic. Unapologetic Cadance/Shining Armor/Flurry Heart simp.


Cadance tries to be the best mom in the world. She really does. But when she's summoned to Flurry's school after her young daughter gets in a fight with a classmate, she wonder just how good of a mom she's capable of being.

My technically-not-late entry into the Cadance Is a Terrible Mom contest.

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Loved this to bits. A wonderful look at all of them.

TCC56 #2 · April 26th · · ·

Now this is a damn solid first story.

You get major bonus points for having a Crystal Empire school that isn't, for all intents and purposes, nothing more but a pony version of Crystal Prep from the Friendship Games movie.

Not sure how this qualifies as Cadance being a terrible mom though.

An interesting first start.

This story earned you a follow!

This is a great little story about the trials of parenthood, and you did a wonderful job with the POV focus.

Damn fine fic ya got here

O_O I love this! Here, have a follow!

Aww so cute :) so many Fics try to subvert the shows values, or present them inn new ways. But there is always a special place in heart for fics like this that embody the show so we'll. A lession for kids and grownups wrapped up in a wonderful mix of realistic and magical.

I think it might be less about Cadance actually being a bad mom, and more that she feels like she is.

Comment posted by The reaper of war deleted April 26th

Couldn’t say it better myself

I kinda wish that there'd been more of a dialogue between Flurry and Cadence, but still, pretty good.

This fic was just so... lovely.
Absolutely lovely. So in character, so on point, realistic, yet wonderfully thought out and compassionate. :twilightsmile:
So many moms out there think they're bad moms when really they try and work so hard being the best mom they could possibly be.
Flurry and Shiny are so lucky to have Cadance, as she is lucky to have them.

Thank you for sharing this bit of seratonin!

Flurry in a fight reminds me of a comic by some 'Glacierclear' guy years ago where Angry Cadance was storming around Ponyville with Handsome Flurry, who vaporized a pony that bumped into Cadance.

It's still hilarious to me.

Too bad this would never happen in American Public Schools™...

Wonderful story!

communication between parents and staff came in the form of magical scrolls transported via dragon’s breath from the drake who worked in the front office.

I am sad that the series world building moved away from 'all dragons are potential email servers' and am glad you included this. In Fallout Equestria its implied that all students at CSGU were assigned a personal dragon for communication purposes. I like this idea a lot even if it turned out not to be the case.

Do we ever see a Dragon other than Spike send letters?

I always kind of assumed it was an ability only he had because Twilight birthed him with her magic.


I'm pretty certain we don't and that canon is that it's just a Spike thing.

Which disappoints me. :raritydespair:

Ah, the meathead and the mom. They are good parents.

Cadance clenched her teeth and looked down at the floor, and if it weren’t for her stupid pulse pounding between her stupid ears, she might’ve been able to hear herself think, and use those thoughts to come up with something more to say. But she couldn’t, so she didn’t, and now Shining was wrapping his hoof around her and pulling her into her chest, and her eyes were prickling with moisture she could no longer hold back.


Well if this just ain't eleven gallons o' wholesome in a ten gallon barrel! :ajsmug:


Maybe not terrible, but she jumped to conclusions badly until Shining talked her down, and she apparently hasn't paid enough attention to Flurry to *ever* previously realize that her defensive spell was a fear response.

It is damn hard and damn scary being a parent sometimes. Won't be long before I have to deal with something like this. Thank you for the good read.

I really needed a nice story like this today. Very wholesome and got to love how Cadance was with handling what happened and how Shining had to be the one to help ground her into it. This one has earned you a new follower. :twilightsmile:

For the first time that day, a sob escaped Cadance’s chest. She clapped a hoof over her mouth too late to stop it, and soon enough a second sob followed, then a third. The whole time, her husband kept stroking her back and pressing her lips into the top of her head, and eventually it started to actually help. Once she regained control of herself, Shining answered her unfinished question.


Jest #30 · April 29th · · 5 ·

Normally I like these kinds of hyper-dramatic, almost Shakespearian one-offs, but this one is just so dramatic that it becomes downright silly. Like I can appreciate a little drama but you drone on and on and on about how freaked out Cadance was over a six-year-old scuffle that she didnt even hear the whole story of and which hurt no one.

Everything else is good, or great even, it just seems like you either think very poorly of Cadance's character for some reason or genuinely believe such a minor dust-up is worth the freak out she has.

This is a solid 7/10 and woulda been higher if you woulda dialed back the freak out just a touch.

That was absolutely beautiful and wonderful. :raritystarry: And as a parent I have absolutely been here.

Like. Minus the magical powers.

Point. Even more so when you remember that Twilight figured out the same thing within a few minutes of Flurry first doing it. Not after 6 years.

Aww this was such a sweet read! I love the dynamic of Cadence and Shining here, especially with him helping to keep her steady and clear her head from those swirling negativities. That’s something we can all use, just some calm words and reflection on the situation.

I hope to see more from you in the future!

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