We Need to Look Up

By Amy | October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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As we walked into the house a few nights ago my smallest boy suddenly laid down on the sidewalk as we were walking into the house. Look up mom! He said. I can see the stars. And with that…he echoed what has been on my heart for weeks. Why don’t we just look up? We…

The Reality of Being a Dad When Mom is Out of Town

By Amy | September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

My wife recently went out of town for a couple of days for work and left me to run this household all by myself. Piece of cake, right? Here’s how my morning went. Alarm went off. Too damn early. I knew I needed to get 3 of my 5 kids up and ready for school.…

To All The Moms Who Are Exhausted Before Their Day Even Begins

By Amy | September 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Here is to the reality of being a working mom. Just got 5 kids off to school, my helpful husband is out of town so I’m all on my own here. This is the run down, it might sound familiar. Woke up the troops after multiple alarms sound. Convinced them that yes indeed it was…

Bedtime Secrets {As Seen on Buzzfeed}

By Amy | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

This One Trick Will Save Your Sanity (and Keep You From Regret) When Dealing With Your Kids

By Amy | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes I lose it. And by lose it I mean might I yell. And possibly use a sarcastic tone. And basically do the exact opposite of what every parenting book or blog would tell me to do. Because sometimes parenthood is just hard. And, unfortunately,  all of the times I am just a human. When…

Life Lessons from the School Pick Up Line

By Amy | June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oh my word, nothing is as fraught with emotion as the school pick up line. Sitting in my rockin’ white minivan, I can go from inspired, to exasperated, to hopeful, to horrified, to disbelieving, to furious, to wonder (as in wondering if the grown ups in the line all need glasses like me and that’s…

The Life Changing Summer Goal that Only Takes an Hour

By Amy | June 10, 2017 | 5 Comments
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One Hour. That’s all this summer goal requires. It requires pretty much no planning or bucket list making or thought, other than keeping your eyes open for opportunity. This hour will find you. I figured out the impact of this hour when we spent the last weekend at a water park while my son played…

To My Daughter…Call Me

By Amy | May 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

To my daughter in the event she finds herself in my shoes: If someday you become a mother, I confess I have a secret hope you will have a girl. When you were born my mom was in the room and the very first words she said to me were, “Don’t you just love her?” Oh…

The Right Kind of Spring Cleaning

By Amy | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spring cleaning has never really been my jam, but this year I can see more of my floor and my windows so it should be easier. I have been consistently lightening our load since January and we are starting to see the light. Now you can join me! The Uncluttered class that got me started is…

What You Have in the Morning You Might Not Have in the Evening

By Amy | March 25, 2017 | 3 Comments

The sermon at our wedding was beautiful, unforgettable and strangely ominous. The wonderful priest who married us began with a story. He was assigned overseas and found he had to move suddenly, he would be on a plane in 24 hours. He had grown close with so many people and knew he likely wouldn’t see…

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