Author Archives: Amy

Top 10 Irrational Fears About My Wedding Day

1. That I will wake up with a head cold, my period and hives 2. That my best laid bridal beauty plans won’t come together 3. And that I’ll somehow have an 80s perm just like at my bat mitzvah 4. That the officiant will begin, “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today”  5. And then he’ll […]

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Making The Move From Crib To Big Kid Bed Without Losing Sleep…Or Your Mind

Just as no kid heads off to college still wearing diapers, you can be sure your crib-loving toddler will eventually sleep in an actual bed. But when should you make the transition, and how? A lot of toddlers get their crib eviction notices from a new baby, but since we’re still trying for #2, there was […]

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How To Survive A Children’s Birthday Party (With A Little Baby Magic)

Ever since my daughter started preschool, my social life revolves, thrillingly, around kids’ birthday parties.  These parties are as formulaic as Groundhog Day–if the groundhog was turning three and had the Ebola virus.  The kids play, cough on each other, get dirty, eat pizza, drink from each others’ juice boxes, wipe their noses on their […]

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5 Surprising Reactions People Have When I Tell Them I’m Marrying My “Baby Daddy”

After four years of living in sin and three years of raising our daughter together, my partner and I are tying the knot this summer. We’re excited to make it official. So is our accountant. Here are some of the wackier reactions we’ve gotten to our news: 1)  “I’m Glad He’s Doing the Right Thing” – […]

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20 Things I Never Thought About When I Was 20

Dear Younger Self, You were so cool.  You saw Jane’s Addiction play their first tour.  You hennaed your hair and stayed in hostels. You wore combat boots with baby blue thigh-highs.  You danced on tables—not for money, just for sport.  But you know what?  If you could see yourself now, in your 40s, you wouldn’t […]

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