Lost and Found No More…

By Amy | July 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Lost and Found No More…

Have you all seen the disaster that is the lost and found at your kid’s school? Ours is legit overflowing by day two with all the things and by December there are enough items to clothe my kid and 10 others, not to mention the 25 water bottles, all the pairs of prescription glasses, the…

4 Things Our High School Kids Need to Hear As They Graduate

By Amy | May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on 4 Things Our High School Kids Need to Hear As They Graduate

As I watch my sweet almost grown babies, I can see my time with them growing shorter. I have so much left to say, but there are just a few things I think they need to hear as they take those first tentative steps into adulthood. The end of high school is a whole thing…

You’ve Got This My Friends, I Wish I Would Have Known I Did Too

By Amy | April 23, 2022 | Comments Off on You’ve Got This My Friends, I Wish I Would Have Known I Did Too

I remember sitting on the floor, legs crossed watching our babies play. We were all so tired, so in love with these babies, trying so hard to figure out these lives we were now in that we couldn’t have dreamed of a year ago. We were moms. And we were figuring it out together. As…

Parenting Teenagers is a Joy Beyond Measure

By Amy | April 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Parenting Teenagers is a Joy Beyond Measure

Parenting teenagers is a joy beyond measure and also the hands-down hardest thing I have ever done in my life. It’s the kind of hard that twists your heart and squeezes out every drop of love and patience you have in you . I thought having been a teenager myself this gig would be no…

The Ghost of my LIttles Followed me Through Target Today

By Amy | April 23, 2022 | Comments Off on The Ghost of my LIttles Followed me Through Target Today

The ghosts of my littles shopped with me today at Target. They were somehow there at every turn. I wandered the aisles and all at once the princess dresses brought me to tears. Because the spirits of my little girls were dancing around my legs begging for all the things in lispy voices, their hair…

Back to School with Name Bubbles

By Amy | June 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Back to School with Name Bubbles

When my kids were little I scoured the interwebs for cute name labels to label all of the things.  And on top of that, we had so many matching things…double Webkinz (who remembers these?), matching Nerf Guns, not to mention when back to school hit and we somehow needed to write names on roughly a…

Teachers Your Work Is So Good

By Amy | June 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Teachers Your Work Is So Good

Last night at the end of graduation, as kids were preparing to move their tassels and toss up their hats, the principal announced each student had a white envelope in with their diplomas. In that envelope was a handwritten note from one of their teachers. Each teacher had taken the time to make sure every…

Today I am Tired and It’s OK to Tap Out

By Amy | May 4, 2021 |

Today I am tired. And I started moving all my apps around on my phone but got tired of doing that partway through and now I keep trying to open Audible but instead, I open the Dunkin app which is now located where the Audible app used to live so my brain keeps getting excited…

10 Books to Get You Reading Again

By Amy | February 23, 2021 | Comments Off on 10 Books to Get You Reading Again

Reading during the pandemic was just hard for me. Having the time and quiet and concentration was tricky and my brain just didn’t want to take in actual words and books most days. There is actual brain research that supports that this is a thing and you may be feeling it too. No worries, I…

Life is Hard, Let’s Just Try Our Mediumest

By Amy | February 20, 2021 |

I tell my kids all the time that I don’t care how they do in life as long as they try their best. But you know what, that’s the absolute wrong thing to say right now. Sometimes trying your best is just too tall an order. I, for one, currently do not have a drop…

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