Author Archives: Amy

Where I’m From

I haven’t written anything other than school papers in so long that I forgot how to log into my site. I’m putting this out there to get myself writing again. I based this poem on George Ella Lyon’s poem “Where … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Our Sixteen Day Staycation

  Not my family.   I sometimes   always think that a lot of unstructured time with the kids will be lovely. And I absolutely imagine the above photograph. We will play games and giggle and have ticklefests!  What psychological defense … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions. For The Dog

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New Year’s always freaks me out a bit. I love tiaras and glitter, but I don’t like thinking about all of the ways I could be better. So this year, I came up with ways that The Dog could be … Continue reading

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I’m Back (Well, Kind Of)

I’ve been out of the writers’ loop for a while. I went back to school in the fall, and I was so busy writing research papers that I couldn’t bring myself to write creative papers.  I had so many things … Continue reading

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Ten Things I’ve Learned in Ten Years of Parenting

Isn’t that a great title? Well, how about this: Ten One or Two Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Parenting. My little Peanut turns ten today. I always thought I’d have a big list of all of the things I’ve … Continue reading

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Eight Ways College Will Be Better As An Adult

1. I won’t be wearing oversized flannel shirts. Or overalls. Or mock turtlenecks. Or turtleneck body suits. 2. I won’t be distracted by cute boys because that would be all cougar-adulteress-like. 3. I won’t have to run across campus in … Continue reading

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Figuring Out September

I don’t have my RSS feed linked to Psychology Today, so here’s the link to my latest post. Are you smiling/crying/laughing/singing weeping your way through September? OK. Let’s get together. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/parenting-the-blues/201309/figuring-out-september

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Back-to-School Shopping, Otherwise Known as: Moms Weeping at Malls

Yesterday, I took little Miss M. back-to-school shopping. That girl has got a hell of a funky style and has always been fun to shop with. She rocks the ruffled shirt with the tulle skirt and colorful leggings. She wears … Continue reading

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How I Almost Played In The NHL. Almost. Sorta. Kinda?

My teammates flung open the locker room door and marched heartily toward the ice. Music blasted from the rafters. Roommates, parents, roommates’ parents, and drunken fraternity guys cheered from all 360 degrees. The coach gave each player a hearty pat … Continue reading

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Best House Eva

A few weeks ago, when the temperatures soared into the ’90′s and everyone’s hair stood in a frizzy halo around her head, our AC conked out. I lay in front of a fan and wept. And as I lay there, … Continue reading

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