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I see the wiggle, the dancing in place, the indecisive, "should I go now or keep playing with this super-cool dinosaur? I should totally stay and play."   Mom's quickly pick up on these cues and no matter how many times we offer, the kid will still choose to play instead of taking a few minutes to use the toilet.   Then, like clock-work, they're frantically running to the bathroom, trying to take care of business before the business happens in their pants and on the floor (again).    As many times as I encourage them to get to the… Read More >>
There are practical parts of motherhood that you can plan for, like the car seat, baby food steamer and the best rated baby carrier. Then, there are the other parts that you weren't expecting [and can kind of feel stunned by the intensity until you're in it]: extreme fatigue, anxiety, overwhelm as you begin to multi-task all the things, and the noise. Kids are LOUD and the frequency of the crying/whining episodes are... whew! A lot. In my house, we've got four, and I get it, they're all just trying to be heard, seen and heard some more. There are… Read More >>
Most of you who know me, know my husband. Besides the fact that he’s the main member of the family who keeps us laughing, he’s an Emergency Medicine Physician. It sounds so professional as he’s also the one striving for silliness when we need a smile. My husband has always had a love for life and saying “yes” to impromptu adventures. He works well under pressure, a skilled problem solver and helps people feel at ease. (This is a good thing as we have 4 children too!) While he has a spontaneous personality, he’s thoughtful and thorough. My husband is… Read More >>
It's one of my favorites times of the day, bedtime!  And I'm talking my own, not necessarily the [sometimes maddening, sometimes sweet] routine with the four kiddos. When those little angels have gotten past their second/third/forth wind and are finallly sleeping, I actually pat myself on the back and say "Nice work, Amy, you did it!"  While I love the light that they bring to my life, these quiet evening hours are moments that I look forward to for ME.  This is what it generally looks like - vegging out to a little DVR or Netflix (my current favs: So… Read More >>
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