Everyday Lessons

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 150

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 150

lessonscow

It's been a week of big emotions, lots of laughs with the best of friends, hits, misses, and simple, everyday moments. One of those moments? Realizing that this is the 150th time I've sat down to reflect upon the silly things that happen each day that bring humor and insight to my life as a mom, a writer, and a friend. The first time I wrote one of these, I thought, "People will love this!" … [Read more...]

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 149

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 149

FBheader

It's been a big week around here. Thanks to Pop Sugar and Huffington Post sharing a recent post of mine, there are over 100 new Using Our Words fans following my Facebook page. If you happen to be one of them, welcome! I'm thrilled to have you over there, and hopefully here too. Especially Lenny. That's right, he promised that he would join Facebook to become my 1000th like...and he did! The best … [Read more...]

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 148

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 148

lessonsshopping

And, here we go again... Lesson #1: When your toddler decides to take the shirt of her Corolle doll with the teeny tiny neck and great big head, she gets an early preview of what childbirth is like. … [Read more...]

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 147

12 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 147

Sparkle

Well, I don't know about you, but after many rounds of Old McDonald Had a Fart at the dinner table tonight, I'm ready to send the kids back to school tomorrow... Lesson #1: It's been a momentous week for me. Being featured on Huffington Post legitimized me as a blogger. Yelling at Little to stop crying and get out on the field during his soccer game legitimized me as a mother. … [Read more...]

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 146

10 Things I Learned This Week, Vol 146

shoeslessons

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

dancinghappy

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

camping

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...]