I Think About It Everyday

By Amy | March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

I think about it every day. When I drop my kids off at school and watch them walk into the building, I wonder if today will be the day I should have kept them home. If I’ll say “If only they had been sick or had taken different classes or had a different lunch.” When…

Why I Refuse to Be Defined by What’s Left Undone

By Amy | March 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s the end of the day. 3 1/2 out of 5 tuck-ins complete. And then I see this at the bottom of the stairs and I’m weary in my bones. Too weary to put it all away. And I know this will be what is left undone today. Yes the kids should have taken care…

A Letter to My Children About Their Attempts To Clean

By Amy | January 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Children who just “finished cleaning”, Let me be clear about one thing. I see that you are trying, I really do. But oh my word I feel like making you all eye appointments after looking at the results of your last attempt at cleaning your rooms. I really shouldn’t have to remind you that…

Lessons From a Remodel… A Wrap Up

By Amy | January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

OK friends. Jen Hatmaker’s people never called us for the next season of My Big Family Remodel (seriously, how could they not?!?) But since our kitchen remodel has drawn to a close without my own show, I’ll have to settle for sharing a few lessons we learned here instead. First lesson, good people make everything…

New Parents, You Can’t Possibly Know

By Amy | November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

New parents…you can’t possibly know. I just found this picture behind another photo in a frame and I’ve unearthed a memory. I see young me about 3 weeks into my mom journey and I couldn’t possibly have known. In fact I’m glad I didn’t. I was working so hard and was so consumed with figuring…

10 Must Read Books for Every Family

By Amy | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am a big believer in the family read aloud. You can read a quick chapter after dinner, before bed or even in the morning before school if your people are more organized than mine. The best thing about reading to your kids for me is that brings your family JOY through a shared experience…

5 Blessings of Being Broke

By Amy | November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am no financial wizard. For many years I made money decisions with my heart and not with my head. Impulse buying led to credit card debt in college which started my journey as a fiscally irresponsible young adult. A yearning to be home with my kids when they were little led to a “let…

This is What Your Knight in Shining Armour Looks Like in Your 40’s.

By Amy | October 27, 2017 | 26 Comments

Listen up young ones. This is what your knight in shining armor looks like when you are in your 40’s. Yes, that’s my amazing husband who is arriving on the scene with his credit card because what you can’t see is me, standing next to a cart super full of groceries that I couldn’t pay…

The Best of Everything…For Me

By Erin | October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Does anyone else feel like they are living under pressure? I feel the pressure to be a great mom. I feel the pressure to be a great wife. I feel the pressure to be great at my job. I feel the pressure to be a great daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, colleague… You get the point.…

The Yes Half Hour

By Amy | October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ok guys you may have seen the awesome post going around about (one of my all time favs) Jennifer Garner‘s Yes Day? Well with 5 kids and a tiny little budget it seemed out of reach. But I think I just invented the next best thing. The YES HALF HOUR. Here’s how it worked for me.…


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