Angela Amman

Angela

On buying shoes

– Posted in: challenges

I was 18 years old the last time I bought Birkenstocks. I spent my summer working in the shoe department at the department store formally known as Hudson's, which was half my dream job and half a nightmare — access to all of that fabulous footwear teeter-tottering with having to help slide other people's feet [...]

Chatting about Multiples Illuminated

– Posted in: Book Reviews, Book Tours

When I was pregnant with Dylan, I distinctly remember thinking about how I'd sync his nap schedule with Abbey's. Her nap schedule basically consisted of working very hard for over an hour to get her to sleep for approximately 30 minutes, but I still clung to the idea of 30 minutes of child-free time a [...]

More than a missed workout

– Posted in: Fitness

I turned off my alarm this morning, though my workout clothes were folded and waiting on my dresser. I'd stayed up too late reading — Revival by Stephen King, which may be a decent book but was absolutely not the book I needed to read last night — and I was grumpy at the idea [...]

When kids Konmari

– Posted in: Parenting

The bins look neat when they're in the storage unit. If you peek inside, though, they've lost most of the organization I worked so hard to implement when we decided on a wall unit of toy storage the size of a small nation. Each bin now houses a mish mash of toys — some intact [...]