Amy W.

Amy W.
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I'm AmyI I love to read and love to laugh. I'm managing partner at my law firm and trying to manage life with my two sons - ages 5 and 3. I grew up with three sisters, so every day is a new adventure navigating and learning "boyhood" as I go. Thank goodness for my husband! I've lived in many different cities, all of which made me love and appreciate my Michigan roots even more!

The Truth About Ramadan: You Might Be Surprised

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Islam is completely foreign to me. I have a decent understanding of a variety of Christian religions, but my only knowledge of any Islamic holiday is a news clip, announcing the first or last...

Good Morning! Let the Stress Begin!

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Good Morning! Let the Stress Begin! I woke up the other morning and could barely stand. I fell twice in the shower and once while getting dressed. The world wasn’t spinning, but my brain felt...

Leprechauns Can Turn You Green: Tips for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Your Family

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March 17, 1991 is the one holiday I will never forget. I woke up to find my father tied up in a leprechaun trap, with head to toe green skin. Not like Kermit or...

When Did We Start Burying Our Parents?

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  I honestly don’t know how we got here, to a world where we bury our parents. I thought it was a fluke when my mother-in-law died. My husband and I were the unfortunate ones...

My Struggle to Teach Acceptance

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I am a white woman, with a white husband, living in a predominately white neighborhood. I grew up in a city that others referred to as “Sterling Whites.” I’m proud of where I grew...

Our Pinterest Christmas

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  Somewhere along the way, we got sick of sweaters and shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love both, but all of the sudden they seemed so ordinary. So one Thanksgiving, after a few too...

The Christmas Story That Changed Me

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December 23, 2016: I walked out of the apartment building with tears streaming down my face. My mom was sobbing; my rock-solid sister was visibly shaken. My dad, who always says the right thing,...

Converse Shoes Are Not For Me

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There. I said it. Converse shoes are not for me. I just can't stand them on my feet. Of course, that statement comes with an asterisk, but before you rage, let me explain. My oldest...

Lunch Lessons: Quick Tips to Make Packing {a little} Less Awful

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Lunch. It’s the bane of mom-existence. If you’re anything like me, you dread making lunches for your child(ren). Not only is it difficult finding foods to send (I’d classify mine as semi-picky eaters), but...

Summer Reading Guide In + Around Detroit: Prevent the Summer Slide

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I'm an admitted book nerd and enthusiastic supporter of all things library and reading. I am the first to suggest using the library as a resource and I always make kids read at my...