Amy is a Hudson Valley native and educator working in New York City schools. She has two little kids and one little dog. Before moving to her current home in Ossining, Amy attended college on Long Island and then spent most of her 20s in Brooklyn and Queens. New York is truly home for her, and she’s thrilled to be living closer to her hometown of Garrison and her extended family. As a mom, Amy believes in empowered parenting, and she’s passionate about raising her kids to be partners in the fight for social justice. When she’s not working or trying to figure out nap time, Amy loves hiking, yoga, swimming, and relaxing with her family.
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The Best Breastfeeding Products for New Moms

Nursing my babies is, without a doubt, one of my favorite things about motherhood. I adore the bonding experience. I also take great pride in knowing that I made these kids from scratch and...

Lazy Mama Manual – Babywearing Basics

If there's one item I couldn't have lived without in the last couple of years, it's a baby carrier. Being able to wear my babies has been an absolute joy and necessity. I have a...
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Lazy Mama Manual: Why My Next Baby Will Be Born at Home

When I was pregnant with my son, I wanted a home birth. I had a few friends who had their babies at home before me, and their experiences were always better than the collective...
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Parenting as Social Justice: My Favorite Books for Babies and Toddlers

I'm priming my son to fight for justice with me even at 18 months of age. Many people wonder what the heck that looks like for a kid so young. Mostly, it's about exposure....
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Lazy Mama Manual: Baby Led Weaning

Confession time - lots of my practical parenting decisions are driven primarily by a need to simplify my life as much as possible. I feel no need to martyr myself to motherhood. Breastfeeding? Easier...
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4 Teacher Skills For Parents

The number of decisions we have to make as parents is astounding. For me, it's not the big ones that seem to weigh on me like a ton of bricks. Whether to breastfeed, which...

One, Two, Threenager

Long before you become a parent, you learn about the "terrible twos." The tantrums and volatility of toddlerhood earn our two-year-olds this "terrible" nomenclature. But in my experience, there's nothing terrible about two. That...

Behind the Mom – Why You Need Your Old Friends After You Have Kids

Someone asked me recently what I love most about being a mom. It's such a hard question because, with a toddler and a newborn, there are so many things that bring me joy. My...
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Women’s History Month Books to Smash the Patriarchy at Every Age

The books featured in this list go beyond Susan B. Anthony (though she is featured in the second selection!) and Amelia Earhart. Women have always shaped history, even when their stories are seldom told....
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The Power of Planning Parenthood

I have a son and a daughter, but I've been pregnant three times. I didn't miscarry a baby, I terminated a pregnancy. In my early 20s, I got pregnant accidentally, and I exercised my...