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Amy Wruble

All The Times I Said 'No' To My 4-Year-Old Today

Amy Wruble | Posted 09.03.2016 | Parents
Amy Wruble

No, I will not paint your nails right before you eat popcorn. That is just pointless.

10 Truths About Taking Your Kids To Disney

Amy Wruble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Amy Wruble

We played "Mommy do you have any more trash for me to throw out?" for longer than the entire duration of The Jungle Cruise.

Fashion Faux Mas: 10 Reasons Moms Dress Like Crap

Amy Wruble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Wruble

Considering the collection of moist and disgusting things typically found in a mom's bag (cracker crumb lint, half-eaten banana, leaky sippy cup, used wipes and worse), her best bet is a diaper bag or waterproof tote. Clutches, I hardly knew ya.

Why It's Especially Hard For Me To Hand Down The Hand-Me-Downs

Amy Wruble | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Amy Wruble

I've been both of these women now, and while I know there are still many, many parenting milestones ahead, it feels strange to have already closed the lid on these boxes.

14 Valentine's Gifts You Definitely Shouldn't Give Your Wife

Amy Wruble | Posted 04.15.2013 | Weddings
Amy Wruble

Your wife is your Carol Brady -- why are you trying to make her feel like Alice? Forget about household appliances. Instead, imagine what Jay-Z is giving Beyoncé. Now find an affordable version of that.

20 Things I Wish I'd Known About the First Year

Amy Wruble | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Amy Wruble

People will tell you, "It goes by so fast!" Those people do not remember what the first year was really like.

My Anti-Bucket List

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Amy Wruble

Instead of pressuring myself to see the world, run a marathon or win a Grammy (as a mom to a toddler, I consider it a victory when I leave the house with clean hair), I thought I'd let myself off the hook on some of my least favorite activities.

Why It's Easier To Lie About Our Unconventional Family

Amy Wruble | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

I figure my job is to stop fibbing, get comfortable in my skin and do a good job raising Viv to know and cherish all different kinds of families.

Why I'll Encourage My Daughter to Have Babies Sooner Than I Did

Amy Wruble | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

As my mother helpfully pointed out, if Viv waits until she's 40 to have kids like I did, then I'll be 80 (eighty!) before I'm a grandma.