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…

The Girls

Between us, we have 19 kids, 9 weddings, 3 ex-husbands, 2 boyfriends, over 25 years of memories and a lot of opinions. Since we met as students at the University of Delaware in the mid-80s, our gang of 8 friends has come a long way from our days of sitting around dorm rooms and sororityRead 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. 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…