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.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Life Lessons with Mr. Rogers

On a night when I wanted nothing more than mindless watching, I chose very poorly. With a peach margarita in one hand and an ignored cell phone with the days’ scrolling in the other...

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...

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...