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)
Follow me at http://www.milwaukeeallergymom.com/
Disney on Ice is in town, and Jonathan, the girls, and I got the chance to see the show last night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
I don't know about you, but this is the time of year – freezing cold with the thrill of Christmas behind us and winter stretching ahead of us – when I start fantasizing about Florida.
Okay, kind of crazy, but, about a week before Christmas, my family and I were doing some last-minute shopping, and the Christmas merchandise was already on clearance to make way for Valentine's Day! Yeah, I was a little bit annoyed that I couldn't find anymore Santa Coca-Cola when it wasn't even Christmas yet, but since the holidays are over now, I'm ready to embrace Valentine's Day!