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Amy Lord
Amy has written two successful off-Broadway shows, Grandma Sylvia's Funeral ( 7 years off Bwy, Lortel Award) and The Boychick Affair, which was lauded as one of the best-reviewed shows throughout its three-year run. ( "A Must See"- LA Times, " Heartwarming and Fun"- New York Post, " Hilarious"- LA Weekly, " Boychick is a Blessing"- Backstage," I Love This Show"- CBS Radio).

Amy currently lives in L.A. with her husband, four daughters, a howling beagle and an ex-husband down the block.

Entries by Amy Lord

Control and the Nose Ring

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 11:03 PM

As my almost 19 year old daughter Jackie, came home for winter break I had a laundry list of fun things we would do together like shopping, getting our nails done and meaningful late night talks over chamomile tea. I was so excited to have some much needed bonding time...

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To Blend or Not to Blend: The Pros and Cons of a Blended Family

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 6:08 PM

Divorce is finalized, papers are filed and put away. You have moved on and have been dating someone for a few months now. He is simply wonderful as is the horse he rode in on.

He is kind, gentle and above all he is wonderful with your kids. He buys...

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A Letter to the Mom Who Smacked Her Kid Because She Was Afraid to Audition

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 12:46 PM

I am a stage mom. Now, I know to many that has a sour ring to it and lacks the cache and acceptance that "soccer mom" or "student of the month mom" might have.

This article isn't intended to be a comparison of what mom job is better and...

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Teenzilla and the Frontal Lobe

(3) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 3:23 PM

I love reading articles from moms who breeze through life with their teenaged daughters as easy as the sun rises in the East. Well, I am here to say that as wonderful as my 17-year-old "ray of sunshine" is she is more like a hurricane in the wind these days....

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My Daddy Forever

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 3:10 PM

My life changed six weeks ago. It will never be the same. My dad died. My world as I knew it was turned upside down. The man who loved me unconditionally was gone.

It's common for people my age to lose their parents, in fact three of my close friends...

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My Lovers

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 1:12 PM

I was at a function the other day. Are you imagining a soiree with frou-frou cocktails and men in tuxedos waltzing with women in sequin-covered dresses and heels? Sorry to disappoint. The function was a yearly sale next to the hot dog stand at Costco. The crowd was energetic, diverse...

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Carpool Conundrum

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 5:24 PM

I am on my third tour of active carpool duty. I began in 2008, which makes me an expert on carpool etiquette, standards and expectations.

Laughing, are you? I would be too if I wasn't experiencing what I call "carpool conundrum syndrome." What is that, you ask?

It is...

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A Bearclaw and a Lesson

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 5:15 PM

Life sucks. We've all uttered this at least once in our lifetime and no, this isn't a "woe is me" blog. The economy hasn't been kind to my family. I am dependent on the state for medical services. I am not proud -- in fact, I am ashamed.


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(20) Comments | Posted September 21, 2013 | 7:43 AM

All passengers for flight 1233 from Los Angeles to New York's LaGuardia airport please prepare to board. Those with small children will board first.
I pondered the next few hours of this plane ride. Did I have his Scooby Doo backpack? Check. Power Ranger coloring books? Oh no, where were...
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