A Very Gosling Christmas

Even though my days of getting fancy gifts are on hold right now – there were no diamond studs under the tree this year – I still got some pretty amazing presents for Christmas. And because, according to my therapist, I am to view all challenges, hardships and difficult people in my life as giftsRead more…

Amy’s Week in Review: Dec. 16-23 (YIKES!)

Here is the secret to staying calm around Christmas: plan a cocktail party five days before and invite 75 of your nearest and dearest. By the time it’s over — provided you have not had a heart attack at the prospect of all of those people standing in your usually messy kitchen — everything elseRead more…

Amy’s Week in Review: Dec. 2-8

The holidays are off and running around here. Last week, I was able to cross a bunch of big holiday to-do items off my list, like ordering Christmas cards, figuring out what I was going to bake for the annual cookie exchange (chocolate pretzel cookies) and spending so much money on Cyber Monday that WellsRead more…

Amy’s Week in Review: Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Usually, I try to be clever here. On Sundays, I like to come up with a little song-and-dance routine to tempt you to keep reading and maybe help you discover something you might have missed last week. Some little gem that escaped you as you scrolled through all the Black Friday e-mails and updates fromRead more…

Amy’s Week in Review (Nov. 11-17)

I love Sunday. It’s my favorite day of the week. Before I worked full-time and the kids were still small and I was married and all that, I felt quite the opposite. The weekends were an annoying and disruptive break in the somewhat peaceful kingdom I managed the other five days of the week. SchedulesRead more…

Amy’s Week in Review (Oct. 28-Nov. 3)

I was all over the place last week. Literally. Last Friday, I drove with my favorite girl crush into the city to see “Betrayal,” the new Mike Nichols play starring Daniel Craig. It was worth sitting in two hours of traffic just to see James Bond up close for 90 minutes. Seriously sexy. On Saturday,Read more…

Amy’s Week in Review (Oct. 21-27)

Growing up in the early 70s, I remember long stretches of weekend afternoons stuck at home with my dad while my mom was out food shopping or doing whatever else it was she couldn’t do during the week with six kids in tow. I was never one of the chosen ones, the child lucky enoughRead more…

Amy’s Week in Review (Oct. 14-20)

Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake — wait, I don’t live in Minnesota. But my own little corner of New Jersey has been calm and that’s more than alright with me. One interesting and unexpected thing that happened this week was that my 10-year-old son called me a “perv.” First, let me beginRead more…