Everyday Lessons

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 146

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 146

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The last couple weeks have been full of new beginnings. Some have been bittersweet, while others have just been plain sweet. And some moments, well, they've pretty much been the exact opposite of sweet. (You know, like the ones that led me to write Lesson #10.) … [Read more...]

One Thing I Learned From Pink This Week

One Thing I Learned From Pink This Week

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Worrying. If anyone asked me what I’m really, really good at, that would be the simple answer. Worrying. I’m working on it, because I know that in many ways it’s a choice. But here’s the thing, I’m good at it. And why on earth would I give up one of my greatest talents? … [Read more...]

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 145

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 145

RoseBowl

In the back-to-school madness, it's kind of a miracle I remember my own name. Luckily Pink's helping out by calling me "Amy" these days since she sees herself as more of my peer now. You see, she's been a really dedicated, work-from-home mom to all her babies while her brothers are at school, so she gets me. I hope you'll get me after reading some of these too... … [Read more...]

14 Lessons I Learned This Week (Plus), Vol 144

14 Lessons I Learned This Week (Plus), Vol 144

powellsteps

I mean, let's be real here. The number one lesson this week is that I've taken the summer slide to new levels this year. Lessons, schemessons, right? Except I love to write these posts and have been missing it. So here are a bunch of jumbled thoughts from...well, lately. … [Read more...]

15 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 143

15 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 143

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Another two weeks have flashed before my eyes (which haven't been closed nearly enough over that time span, it seems). There have been camps, camping, playdates (for the little ones and me!), and all kinds of summer fighting fun. Lesson #1: When you purchase souvenir ukeleles for $13.99 (even though they were $9.99 down the street a few stores earlier, of course), don't be surprised when you … [Read more...]

A Bunch of Stuff I Learned This Month, Vol 142

A Bunch of Stuff I Learned This Month, Vol 142

summerlessons

My goodness, we hit the ground running/swimming/snorkeling/reminiscing/celebrating this summer. And while I haven't been writing weekly lessons posts, I have been taking notes. So here are my jumbled lessons from our adventures along the way. So far. The summer's only just begun, right? (Gulp.) … [Read more...]

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 141

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 141

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Well, we've officially moved from the month of Amy to the month of chaos. Bring on the baseball playoffs, end-of-year parties, birthdays, blogiversary, tropical vacations, high school reunions, and so much more. This girl is ready for some summer fun! … [Read more...]

5 Things I Learned About Branding from “Cars” at #DisneySMMoms Celebration

5 Things I Learned About Branding from “Cars” at #DisneySMMoms Celebration

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My favorite animated movie of all time is Cars. I love the flawed, but honest characters, the beautiful story of friendship and teamwork, and watching Little “break dance” to the perfectly chosen soundtrack. When I went to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in April, I had no idea I’d fall in love with the movie even more — in an entirely new way. Of course I’d heard of Cars Land, but I … [Read more...]

10 Things I Learned Somewhat Recently, Vol 140

10 Things I Learned Somewhat Recently, Vol 140

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It's only been a few weeks (maybe a month?) since my last lessons post, but my goodness, so much has changed. Big got all dressed up in a sport coat and tie, and now he can take communion at church (which he's not so happy to announce, tastes like cardboard). Little had about 368 tantrums at home, while somehow maintaining his super-cool status among his preschool buddies. And Pink turned … [Read more...]

12 Things I Learned This Purse Purge

12 Things I Learned This Purse Purge

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Before I left for Disneyland a couple weeks ago, I decided it was time to clean out my purse. You know, travel light. It's not a huge bag by any means, but it can hold a good amount of junk stuff while still looking stylish. I took a deep breath, dumped everything out on my bed, and even I was amazed by the things I'd been hauling around town in there. (Notice my wallet, phone, and keys actually … [Read more...]