Author Archives: Amy

Who Wants To Go To The Beach?

My kids used to love the beach it.  Love it. We’d pack up the car and drive an hour or two to get to a beautiful beach. They couldn’t wait. And then we moved to a town right at the beach…beaches … Continue reading

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This Week in Review: Mr. POTL Gets Amnesia, Not Forgot-to-Put-Down-the-Toilet-Seat-Amnesia, But Where-Do-We-Live-Amnesia

It’s true. Mr. POTL, otherwise known as Dave, got amnesia this past week. The kids and I were so proud of him as he headed off last Saturday to do the Best Buddies Challenge, a 100-mile bike ride fundraiser from … Continue reading

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Maybe

Many of you, ok, all of you, have heard me complain about bedtime. It is not my favorite time of day. Usually, I just want the children to Go. To. Sleep. The other night, though, I understood what the parents who … Continue reading

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Other People Ski. Why Don’t We? Grab a Knee.

Ahhhh, skiing. That outdoor sport where beautiful North Face families frolic in the snow, swooshing down the slopes together, only to gather fireside as the sun sets. The photographs are stunning, really. Do you have that picture in your mind? … Continue reading

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Words with Friends/ The Husband

The other night, Mr. POTL and I were having a romantic night, playing Words with Friends from different rooms in the house. Sad? Yes. But necessary. JJ now needs someone in his room until he falls asleep, so Mr. was … Continue reading

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Some Say Puppies Are Like Babies

We got a puppy a few months ago, a snuggly little pug puppy, full of mischief and teeth. Wherever I go, people say, “Wow, puppies are a lot of work. It’s like you have a third kid. A baby!” Recently, … Continue reading

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Long Live Santa

When my daughter, Mia, was three, we lived in a house without a chimney. “How’s Santa going to get in?” she asked. “Through the door,” I said. “Are we going to leave the door unlocked?” “Ummm, I don’t know.” “I … Continue reading

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Sharing the Grief

I can’t wrap my mind around the horror, the anguish of Friday’s events, but I also realize that what I feel is helpless. For many tragedies, we can somehow mobilize. And we, as loving humans, are often good at mobilizing. … Continue reading

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Thank God for Mr. POTL, Our Family’s Own Mr. Roger’s

I’ve been putting off having The Conversation since Friday. Here I’d been thinking that it’d be so hard to the kids someday about sex or drugs, Internet predators or alcohol. Those topics now seem like banter in comparison to Friday’s … Continue reading

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Today.

I could not wait to pick up my son from preschool. I was so happy that I was able to pick him up today. Who would’ve thought I ever would’ve had to be grateful for that simple pleasure? I could … Continue reading

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