The tantrums? Nope. The snuggles? Sure. But you’ll know that when you see it.

Photo by Mikael Stenberg on Unsplash


“Have you considered just being a better mom?”

Photo by Henley Design Studio on Unsplash


The protagonist’s character development is surely more important than a minor thwack to the head

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay


A “guilty” verdict, a breath of relief, and a prayer for the future.

Photo by Echo Wang on Unsplash

We were all obsessed with bread-making last spring, but did we forget what should have gone with it?

Photo by Megumi Nachev on Unsplash


When did “my rights, my freedoms” supersede “love your neighbor?”

Image via The Los Angeles Times


A review and analysis of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s coming-of-age novel.

Laura Ingalls as a teenager; historical image via Iowa Source


I was taken aback by my son’s aversion to food

Photo by Christian Hermann on Unsplash


Stats, contemplation, and some oddball humor about my first twelve months on Medium.

Image by Yerson Retamal from Pixabay, edits by author in Canva. I absolutely look just this studious, cerebral, and hipster-typewriter-chic while writing.


You might have learned a myth about this in school.

Images from author’s private collection

Amy Colleen

Historical costumer, fifty-cent-word purveyor, aspiring humorist, and Oxford comma fan. History, books, & musings of a new mom. Twitter: @sewistwrites

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