Angela Amman


Winding down

– Posted in: challenges, Parenting

Taking Abbey to a birthday party was one of the things I did on my birthday this year — along with consuming mass quantities of garlic and chicken schwarma. I teased her that I should be invited since it happened to be my birthday, too, but she's discovered the tween eye roll and sigh combination [...]

The connection between ease and strength

– Posted in: challenges, Favorites

  Motivational quotes float around Pinterest like dandelion fuzz, getting stuck on my boards and in my head. One of them comes out of the mouths of the instructors at the studio where I work out many mornings: It doesn't get easier, you just get stronger. A quick search lead to this possible source of [...]

Five things: #BlogHer16 recap

– Posted in: Five Things, Writing & Blogging

Recapping conferences eludes me, though words are my favorite things. I generally have access to a cornucopia of them, but I stumble when I'm trying to parlay an experience I shared with thousands of other people, each of them with their own perspective on the event. Each BlogHer has unfolded differently for me, and each one [...]

Expanding and contracting

– Posted in: Parenting, Writing & Blogging

I just spent four days in California, immersed in writing inspiration, community, and advice. By the time my plane landed in Michigan, I could barely handle the ride home from the airport, knowing I'd finally be hugging Ryan and the kids again. I always return from time away filled with ideas and plans, and the contentment of [...]