A Trip To McDonald’s Reminded Me I Can Do Anything (Including Negotiate World Peace)

By Amy | July 15, 2018 |

After a trip to Target, during which I aged 5 years trying to pick out a shower curtain with kids that suddenly had super strong opinions about shower curtains, I offered to get the kids the new slushees at McDonald’s because I wanted one. Sam said I’ll take a burger. Kate said I want fries. I said I…

How My Husband Took Me on a Time Travel Journey Back to Us

By Amy | July 12, 2018 |

The world gets it so wrong. I have been so worried about our anniversary because 20 years is a milestone and we should be taking a big trip. We should be on a plane or buying each other cars or at very least jewelry or something. But our bank account didn’t get the memo. So…

July Grove Offer is Live!

By Amy | July 10, 2018 |

It’s no secret that I’m not the most organized person on the planet. This is why I love Grove Collaborative. Not only do I get items shipped directly to me each month on autoship, they also help keep me organized. I’m a total sucker for bins and baskets and anything I can throw things in.…

The Mother’s Day Tradition That’s Saving My Sanity

By Amy | May 10, 2018 |

OK friends. Let’s talk Mother’s Day. Before you read what I am going to suggest, I need you to know I love my kids. I cherish time with them. But my favorite tradition doesn’t involve them at all. Don’t hate me. And also know I went through so many versions of Mother’s day before settling…

My Favorite Things: Grove Collaborative

By Amy | May 8, 2018 |

In real life, I love to pass along my favorite things and I love to get a deal and share it with my friends. It’s just so fun. Today I get to share one of my favorite things with you right here on the interwebs. It’s a little thing called Grove Collaborative and the folks there…

How One Burnt Pizza Changed How We are Parenting Teens

By Amy | April 27, 2018 |

You guys, this is what I came home to tonight. Those of you who are parenting teens may not be surprised. My kids have lost all their electronic devices. I’m not sure when they’ll get them back or if soon you’ll be able to buy them on eBay. And there’s my husband who was yelling…”Is…

A Prayer for All Parents at the End of the School Year

By Amy | April 26, 2018 |

Dear Lord Deliver us from halfhearted lunch-packing and complete lack of backpack checking. Please see us through the nights when the sun is up later than our kids and yet they have to go to bed because the bus is inexplicably still arriving to pick them up each morning. Please carry us through the endless…

The Reality (and Beauty) of Love When Kids Come Between You

By Amy | April 19, 2018 |

Sam: What are you guys doing? Wait…I’m missing out on the hugging? Let me in there! As he runs across the room and jumps in, I realize this moment perfectly sums up love during the years of parenting So often the kids come right in between us. A date night that never happens because someone…

I Think About It Everyday

By Amy | March 11, 2018 |

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 |

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…


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