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Amy is the mom to three little girls- ages six and under. Born in small town Indiana, she has been a Hoosier her entire life and frequently threatens to change that- but probably never will. When not playing Barbies, she enjoys coffee, brunch, working out and silence- but the kind of silence that isn't followed by a disaster like a flooding sink or nail polish in the carpet. She speaks fluent sarcasm and can dig in to anything Pop Culture related.

The Grief of Pet Loss- I Miss My Dog

I used to tell people that my dog was immortal. It garnered a quick laugh; but honestly, I said it to protect my heart. The thought of losing Homer, the thought of not having...

In My Next Life I Want to Be the Dad

‘Mooooom! Look what I made for you!!!’ It’s 6:45 in the morning, and I think I just got a paper cut across my face from my seven-thousandth rainbow drawing. So much for sleeping in....

Public School Teachers: Indiana is Sorry

On behalf of the state of Indiana (of which I actually have no authority,) I’d like to apologize to all public school teachers. Seriously, all of them. In Indiana, teachers and public eduction has yet to...

Table Talk: Finding Confidence to Be Better

I no longer sit at tables where I might be the topic when I get up. Read it again. And again. If that isn’t your motto- it needs to be. I recently attended a social...

“Should We Have More Kids?” She Asked. I Laughed.

As I’m conducting my evening scroll, I find myself in one of my favorite mom groups where a mom asked the age-old question “How do you know when you’re done having kids?” She lamented...

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now – Back to Work That Is

As a stay at home mom, I like to play a little game with myself every time my kids are driving me insane- which is like four times a day. Kidding- kind of. Its...

Ghosted: A Friendship Vanished

It finally happened- well, let me clarify: I think it happened. I saw my ghost. Not like the ghost of me, but the ghost of a friendship that once was. Ghosting usually occurs in...
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How Did I Get Here?

Come with me on this. Grab a coffee and relax. Picture yourself at 15. You just created your finest game of MASH known to man. Will you end up with a Hanson brother or...

My Last Resolution: Embarrassed at the Gym

One year ago, I was sitting and debating what my big, prophetic New Year's Resolution was going to be. I already knew- I needed to focus on ME. I was talking to my doctor...
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