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/
A few weeks ago, Alexandra Rosas wrote an awesome blog post about her kids' personalities and the differences between introverts and extroverts.
Jonathan and I have really enjoyed the Bartolotta restaurants for a few years. We fell in love with Mr. B's Steakhouse and have tried and loved the Italian food at Ristorante Bartolotta. Jonathan has made North Point Custard a regular summer lunchtime destination, and we get super excited every year to attend Jonathan's corporate Christmas party, which is catered by Bartolotta's.
I got two reluctant girls off to school on Monday morning only with the promise that, even though spring break is over, we're now in the home stretch to summer vacation!
When my mom asked me what I wanted to make to bring to her house for Easter dinner this year, I decided on dessert.