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

By Amy | July 26, 2017 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…

I Never Thought I Would Be That Mom: Until I Was

By Amy | March 16, 2017 |

I used to be the mom who planned her days and nights around nursing schedules and naptimes, who stockpiled diapers and hid nuks in all corners of the house. I used to be the mom who put a crying baby in the car and drove endlessly around the neighborhood trying to induce sleep and quiet.…

Getting More By Letting Go

By Amy | March 6, 2017 |

So my story starts with a couch. It was the very first piece of brand new furniture my husband and I bought together. It was a hide-a-bed, perfect for having overnight company and I still remember spotting it at the furniture store and feeling so grown up buying it. This is back before we had…

Last Minute Love Bomb

By Amy | February 13, 2017 |

Holidays tend to sneak up on me. Despite two trips to Target for Valentines and supplies to decorate Valentine’s Day boxes (worst job ever), I still do not have anything to give my sweet loves tomorrow. Shocker. I am currently in the middle of a decluttering class (it’s a whole thing for another post you are…

We’re Rooting For You (A letter from your friend’s crazy mom that told you you looked cute in your work uniform)

By Amy | January 31, 2017 |

This one is for the friends and classmates of my kids, as well as for all the students I have known. It needs to be written before you all think I am a certified crazy person. I have to explain the reason I look like I want to pinch your cheeks in public when in…


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