Young Amy: A Cautionary Tale

Over the course of the, like, bazillion hours my college girlfriends and I sat around talking during a girls’ weekend earlier this month, the topic of how much you should let your children know about your past antics came up. One of the girls said that she had an acquaintance who’s like an expert inRead 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…

That Time I Got Mentioned by the New York Times

Yesterday was one of those days that showed just how far your emotions could swing over the course of a 24-hour period, aided and abetted by hallucinatory gases. I shall explain. The first thing you need to know is that I try to get up every day around 5 a.m. to write. “Try” is theRead 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…