Author Archive | Amy Coons


Excuses, Excuses

I struggle. Every day. With most things. I work full time as a high school English teacher and I am a mother of three very busy boys. There are a few things that I don’t purposely ignore, but they are just not on my radar on a daily basis, even if they should be. One […]

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No Santa?

I was 10…or 11…I hate to admit it, but that’s the age I was when I finally succumbed to the fact that there really wasn’t a Santa Claus. My best friend had been telling me for years that there was no way that a jolly fat man squeezed down my chimney to leave me presents. […]

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I Love Elf on the Shelf

The weekend after Thanksgiving is busy for most families; putting up the Christmas tree, putting out Christmas decorations inside and outside the house, and really prepping for the holiday season. We do all that stuff in our household, but there is one thing that we add to the list; we bring out our Elf on the […]

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Does It Really Take A Village?

Ten years ago when I told my parents that my husband and I would be moving 400 miles away, my mother’s first response was, “I won’t be there to help when you have kids.” At the time, my thoughts were not on kids, but on starting my life with my new husband in a new state. […]

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