Amy S

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Amy was born and raised in Northern California before moving to the Houston area in 2003. Amy has a degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication from the University of Houston - where she met her husband Tate, a former football player for the Cougars and current CrossFit gym owner. Amy and Tate enjoyed their first year of marriage as Inner-Loopers before moving out to the suburbs to start a family. Caroline joined their family in September 2012, and life has never been the same since! Aside from her job as mom, Amy works full-time as an English teacher at the junior high level. She loves fresh air, online shopping, baking, and finding new things to do in and around Houston. Amy writes at New Mom Problems where she chronicles her life as a California girl living in Texas, motherhood, being a wife, and teaching middle school.

How to Help Someone on Bed Rest

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When I was pregnant with my daughter Caroline, I was diagnosed with preeclampsia, and then later showed symptoms HELLP syndrome, which meant stints of both home and hospital bed rest. Instead of spending those last...

Toddler-Friendly Easter Ideas

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If you're anything like me, I already had a giant shopping bag full of items that I had ordered for my daughter's first Easter tucked away in the back of my closet in JANUARY. Yes,...

Before 8am {Amy}

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“Life is an adventure, and there is no script. I see something in ordinary moments. I believe that perfection comes not when you are dressed perfectly and wearing lipstick – but in little moments...

Carrying the Weight

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As a mother, I am the number one influence on my daughter's body image. Not the un-read fashion magazines spilling out of the basket next to our couch. Not the scantily clad models plastered...

Warm Meals for Cold Nights

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The recent cold weather in Houston has our family pining for comfort foods! Unfortunately, many of those filling, delicious dishes pack in the calories...and pack on the pounds! Here are two of our family's...

Surviving As A Working Mom

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Let me preface this by first saying, there was a time when I would have been the absolute WORST person to be writing something like this. Truly. Being a full-time working mother is one of...

What’s In My Bag

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I'm not even going to lie, I'll probably have some type of crazy back problems within a few years when you consider the weight of the contents of my bag. I have a really hard...

The Ultimate Fall Bucket List

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Sure, Fall is a relative term around these parts {because if we're being honest, it should probably be called Summer Lite}, but, any drop in temperature is a reason for celebration if you ask me! Between the...

Where Were You…

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I sat alone, in my grandparents' family room, watching the smoldering North Tower against the New York City skyline when suddenly, and shockingly, WTC 2 was hit. In that moment, there was no longer...

As They Head Back to School, Remember This…

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I've spent the last month of my summer "break" attending professional development sessions, studying new curriculum, planning, and making my classroom a warm and welcoming space for the students I will soon meet. Now,...