Allergy Mom

Name: Amy Schwabe
Kids: Two girls, Alex (9) and Wendy (5)
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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A Few of My Favorite Summer Things

 In honor of the end of summer, I've decided to share a few of my favorite summer things.  

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Summer Bucket List Adventures

 Last week I was talking to my girls about bucket lists.  They asked me what a bucket list was, and when I described it to them, they loved the whole idea of bucket lists, and we've been talking about what's on our bucket lists ever since.

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Not looking forward to this week, a.k.a. The Uncertainty of Food Allergies


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The Wonders of Art


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Thoughts on a Decade of Being a Parent

Alex's tenth birthday was last week.  She was very excited to enter into the double digits!  

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