Allergy Mom

Name: Amy Schwabe
Kids: Two girls, Alex (10) and Wendy (6)
Works: stay-at-home mom, blogger, freelance writer
Favorite part about being a mom: watching my girls develop personalities and habits that are a lot like those of my husband's and mine, but also uniquely their own
Least favorite part about being a mom: trying to find balance -- in everything -- the line between being too overprotective vs. too free-range; the line between overscheduling so we don't miss anything we want to do and being more spontaneous so we can enjoy just a few of the things we want to do; the line between sheltering the kids so they don't make any mistakes and being so hands-off that they make too many mistakes
Famous for: having so many books that guests are free to use my home as a lending library (although my younger daughter says I'm famous for cleaning the house)

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DIY Birthday Parties

 So, what to do when your child asks for a birthday party that doesn't have a ready-made section at the local party store?

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A MId-summer night's reflection

 Tonight I'm realizing that my kids' summer vacation is half over, and I'm reflecting upon what I've accomplished so far, and what I would like to accomplish for the rest of the summer.

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Nurturing kids' relationships with their grandparents

 I had a conversation with my mom today about our relationships with our grandparents.

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Nightmare Lessons

I hate nightmares.  You know, those nightmares that make you sit up in bed in the middle of the night because they seemed so real, and, even after you realize it was just a dream, you can't get back to sleep because the leftover feelings just wash over you and make you feel unsettled.

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Summer Cooking Bucket List

 I love having my kids home with me during the summer months.  But it can get to be a little too much downtime sometimes.  We all need a little bit of structure, or things start going off the rails pretty quickly.

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