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Amy Barr
Amy Barr is a writer and editor and the mother of two mostly grown sons. After a couple of long stints as a magazine and online editor (Working Mother, Parenting), she is currently exploring the worlds of blogging and meditation. Her writing has also appeared in Parents and Fitness as well as online sites such as What to Expect, Being Girl and Everyday Health.

Entries by Amy Barr

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:36 PM

My son, age 24, has a lovely girlfriend who I like very much. I say this with a great sense of relief because really, I don't know what I'd do if I didn't like her. I'm sure there are plenty of parents who are in that boat, dealing with a...

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A Vintage Monkey Returns... Again

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 1:54 PM


Jocko is a white ape. Some say he's a chimp, others describe him as a monkey. It makes no difference to me for I love the little guy regardless of his specie. Jocko stands about six inches tall, which was the...

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Remembering My Funny, Not-So-Funny Father

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 1:09 PM

Scene I, as told to me by my late Aunt Sandra: My father is standing outside an Italian restaurant in Clifton, New Jersey, circa 1955. He glances through a high window. "Wow," he says to Sandra, his sister-in-law who's beside him. "You can see the chef making the pasta right...

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