Amy’s Week In Review (Oct. 6-13)

IMG_1831I get that we’re all busy.

We have deadlines to meet, children to drive and beds to make. Not to mention all the homework that needs to be checked, deli meat that has to be bought for all the school lunches that someone (preferably not me) needs to make.

Believe me, I totally get it.

So, in the interest of my busy readers, who tell me that they aren’t always able to get to all my posts (one friend told me it would be so much better if the blog was printed on paper so she could take it into the tub where she goes to escape her family nightly), I’ve put together a recap of all that’s happened around here this week.

But don’t think my intentions are purely altruistic, because as Don Miguel Ruiz warns us in The Four Agreements, Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” (I learned this yesterday while traipsing through the woods listening to the audio version of this book that, dudes, I think just might change my life.)

I like being able to pull the posts out of the blogger bag just one more time and admire them before they’re released into the great Milky Way of data that is the Internet. It’s kind of like how I like to just stare at my kids sometimes and admire my handiwork.

Forthwith, my week in review:

liebsteraward_3lilapplesBlogger Love:  10 Liebster Award Questions

So, here’s the really cool thing about this blog: Just when I thought the only people following it were all the moms living in my small town and my ex-husband, it turns out that at least one other blogger has started reading along. She’s Connie over at “I Suck as a Parent” and she has even gone so far as to nominate me for a Liebster Award, which she likens to the Grammys for bloggers, minus the red carpet. More …


IMG_2385Care Package Goodies: Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

On the occasion of my son’s birthday this weekend, I put together my first care packages of the school year. I’m generally terrible at this type of thoughtfulness but figured I’d also send something to his sister since I was already going to the post office with one box. More …



photo (3)What I’ve Learned in My 21 Years as a Mom

Twenty-one years ago today, I bought a car. Or at least, I started the day buying a car and ending it having a baby. It all happened so fast. More …



I also posted links to a couple of articles on Facebook this week I loved:

Are You Raising a Douchebag? (Details)

33 Untold Truths That Writers Know Too Well (BuzzFeed)

“You’re a stay-at-home mom? What do you DO all day?” (The Matt Walsh Blog)