Author Archive | Amy

When Things Break

When Things Break

Every mother knows the unmistakable sound of breaking glass: The high-pitched crash and splatter and the immediate cringe and grimace that comes with it. It happens in the middle of cooking dinner or right as you’re headed out the door. My immediate response is usually “Nobody move”—no need to be picking out slivers from my […]

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Ode to the Messy Mom

I have always had a love-hate relationship with cleaning my home, as we all do. But it can be especially challenging for those of us who are not naturally inclined to knowing just where everything should go. I have long let myself feel guilty for not being a tidier person, but I find the times […]

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Hanging Up the Holiday Hustle

Hanging Up the Holiday Hustle

There are some years when I have been on top of it all for the holidays: Cookies baked, gifts bought and wrapped before Black Friday, Christmas cards meticulously designed and addressed, fresh Christmas tree decked to the nines, teacher gifts handmade and ready for delivery, and matching homemade jammies created for the kids to boot. […]

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Five Fears Every Single Mama Faces

Five Fears Every Single Mama Faces

Whether you’re divorced, in the process of divorcing, or were never married as a mother to begin with, chances are you know what it’s like to fear the future. And I’d be willing to bet that you’ve asked yourself all of these five questions: 1. How the heck am I going to do this? Being […]

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The Crafter’s Kids Don’t Do Crafts

I don’t remember doing a single craft project with my mom growing up. Maybe my memory is faulty, but I did love making things. I made foam clay food for my dolls. I wrote and illustrated my own series of fashion books. I even remember doing a cross-stitch pattern or two. But I don’t remember […]

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