Mommy

More information about me, Amy, and the “why”s and “why not”s of my life.

Baby Stages

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I love my baby, but for me, the ages between six months and one year old seem awkward and a lot of work.  Is it just me?  Don’t get me wrong.  It’s an ADORABLE age.  Personality is emerging.  They’re starting to play.  It’s so much fun!  But there are so many critical milestones that must…

Movies

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I recently took my big guy to the movie theater for the first time.  Before kids, I lived at the movies.  I grew up going a lot, and went with friends all the time as a young adult.  After we had our first baby, we almost never went.  We rarely go on dates, so we’ve…

Saying Thank You

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About a year ago, I went in search of volunteer activities I can do with my toddlers.  One of few organizations who were receptive to my kiddos was March of Dimes.  They said they were getting ready for their Macy’s Shop for a Cause fundraiser and thought it would be fun if my kids colored…

Breastfeeding Success

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We’ve all heard that breastfeeding is best for Baby, but if you’ve never done it before, it can seem impossible.  Baby doesn’t always know how to do it well, and Mommy doesn’t always know how to fix it.  It is very easy to give up. I wish someone had told me breastfeeding is hard at…

Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day! The word “labor” reminds me of childbirth, and it’s such an amazing experience!  True, it’s hard work, but it isn’t all bad. I’ve done it three times, without pain relief, and here are the top ten things that helped me through it: 1.    Prayer I prayed about the birth throughout my pregnancy…

Silos

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Since I’ve been home with our three angels, a big change I’m still getting used to is my husband and I not sharing equity in household information.  In the old days, we dropped the kids off at daycare and carpooled to work.  We shared information about the house, kids, social engagements, etc. and discussed and…

Schedule

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Our schedule’s been getting rough.  A lot of the therapy we were doing in-home, we are now doing in centers.  It means a lot of driving, being away from home all day, packing lunches, sitting in traffic, using the travel potty in the car.  We are still adjusting to the new routine, but the adjustment…

Who Am I?

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With the birth of each child, I have felt a strong calling to be home with them, but finances have never allowed it, and I’ve never had the support of my husband or mentors in the desire.  The birth of my third son coincided with the beginning of my two-year-old’s therapies.  While on maternity leave,…

Tan Lines

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How is it that I’m tan?  I mean, seriously.  Anyone who knows me knows I can’t get a tan.  As a teenager, I would lay out in the backyard for hours in hopes of getting a bit of color, that wasn’t a freckle. I’m a mom whose life is running from one appointment to another. …

Waist

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Recently, I happened to notice something in the mirror. A waist! Or at least the beginnings of one. I guess I’ve been wearing baggy nursing tops lately, but this day I wore a regular fitted top, and noticed I finally have a bit of a waist. I had given up on looking for it months ago.…