Author Archives: Amy

What I Learned On My First Kid-Free Vacation

After three and half years in the parenting trenches, my husband and I took our first adults-only vacation (our honeymoon) at a resort in Big Sur, California. I didn’t feel too guilty about leaving our daughter behind with her grandparents, because ice cream. The real question was, would I be okay? As a stay-at-home mom, […]

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5 Things That Went Hilariously Wrong At My Wedding

In the anxious days leading up to my wedding, married friends warned me that no matter how much I planned, some little thing would inevitably go wrong and it wouldn’t be a big deal. I counted five things: 1. It Rained When you plan a Malibu wedding in July during one of the worst droughts […]

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The Conception Diaries

Are you ready, because I’ve got three blog posts for the price of one: I’ve been asked to write a weekly Conception Diary over at, alongside two other writers, all of us trying to conceive right before your very eyes! My first post, They Call Me Fertile Myrtle, is introductory, but my second post […]

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10 Things No One Told Me About Breastfeeding

One more post for World Breastfeeding Week.  Before having a baby, the only thing I knew about breastfeeding was that your boobs get ginormous. As a former member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee, I was looking forward to that — and my D-cup milk jugs did not disappoint. The rest, however, came as a […]

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When Babies Prefer Boobs to Bottles

I wrote this for World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7).  If you like it, please “Like” it over at  Thanks! My mother still thinks it’s my fault. After two weeks of blissfully (okay, painfully) nursing my newborn daughter around the clock, it was time to try giving her a bottle of pumped milk. Surely, it […]

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