About Me

Amy has been married for over 30 years, her husband says it has been the happiest 40 years of his life – he is very funny.

She has two amazing kids, Danny and Jana. Well, grown up kids. Both off the payroll and the health insurance. Yes, we have arrived! Danny is a 24-year-old who works in HR at Michael Kors . No he cannot get your kid a job there, he is not a recruiter anymore. And yes, he gets a discount, so we love his job. To quote his 4th grade teacher, “he is a happy-go-lucky deep thinker. Amy is thrilled that he inherited the best of the combined gene pool. There was a distinct possibility that he could have become a very volatile space cadet. Jana is 27 and after working as a volunteer coordinator at God’s Love We Deliver (check it out), she shifted to being a volunteer there and now works for a kickass EdTech startup called Fusfoo (check this out too, it is awesome). Jana was a tough toddler but has turned into the easiest adult daughter a mother could ask for. She has also recently gotten engaged to the love of her life. Both kids are the light of her life – a crazy woman who is sometimes unsure who is parent, her or them. If you call her an empty-nester there is a good chance she will throw something at you.

Amy is a graphic designer by trade and works in the PR, Marketing, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods, Special Events, Restaurants and Corporate Design industries. Her work includes creative brand strategy as well as art direction and design. She has worked in just about every market, from beer to blood pressure meds. She has an addiction to designing infographics which is a healthy one since she gets paid to do them. Social media is her passion and she has made the transition into incorporating it in everyday business with great joy.

She has been a WAHM since way before we had a name for it. In fact, at the beginning of her motherhood women had to say things like, “I am sorry, I can’t make that meeting, I have a conflict” which translated into: “Sorry, I have to take my kid to the doctor”. Her favorite quote from a fellow working mom was, “When a dad takes off the morning to go to a kid’s play he is a great father. When a mom does, she needs to get her priorities straight”.

Thankfully the working world has evolved and women are now able to strike their own balance, retaining a professional life while still being the kind of parents they want to be – a fact she celebrates every day.

AND check out her photo blog at leaving the zipcode and her tribute to her mom Elaineisms.

You can reach her by email at a2zdes (at) gmail dot com and on twitter and instagram: @amyz5

20 responses to “About Me

  1. Ellyn C

    I saw pictures of your blue son today and briefly heard about this too. the name was so catchy that I actually remembered it. only took me a few clicks to find you. I am not much for blogging, never seen one really but this is awesome, you’re awesome 🙂

    ~Ellyn

  2. Ellyn C

    see, I really know nothing about this. did not realize that was a public comment….

  3. I always knew you would make it big one day, You’re becoming a household name. At least in this household.

  4. hi – beryl forwarded me your blog…. Like the name! Regardless of how busy I am, can always find time for a crying jag…. just read it releases endorphins, can you believe it?

    when you have a chance, google “blogging with bevilacque.” –
    trying to discipline myself to blog every day….

    enjoy the rest of the summer!

    Ann Mathisen

  5. In response to your comment on 50-s, if you’re interested in joining us, send me your direct email and pointers to a couple of sample posts that would work in a group blog (that is, using your life to illustrate something that resonates, or is opinionated, or funny, or outrageous; not journally or reviewy) and I’ll get back to you direct.

  6. Binod Bhattarai

    good

  7. Samantha

    “She has worked in just about every market, from beer to blood pressure meds.”

    “beer and blood pressure meds” – I thought the former was part of the latter! ;> At least that is how my daughter’s grandmothers use it (just substitute “beer” with a bit of “Vodka” for Grandma #1 and “Scotch” for Grandma #2)! As in, “I need this, I’ve already been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure” combined with the “Don’t you go there” facial expression! LOL!

    Thank you for blogging! Just reading the name of your blog makes me feel better (and less alone)! Love you already!

    -Sam (a SBWAHM30+LWCGIWSH – a single, broke, work at home mom thirty-something living with child’s grandparents in wealthy suburban hell)

    I’d be blogging but I don’t have the time and it makes me cry.

  8. long time fan mrs. levinson

    keep fighting the good fight

    your son is a riot

  9. Hi,
    I love your blog and I think you would appreciate my sense of humor. If I link to your blog on my blog is there any way you could return the favor? I think we could both get more exposure!

    Check it out: http://scottstipoftheday.blogspot.com

    Thanks so much
    -S

  10. Janet Weinberg....

    As a Che-na-wah girl in the mid 60s-early 70’s I too felt the emboldenment of womanhood from my experiences there. I just now found out about the loss of Alice Sternin and a Google search led me to your blog. I believe she was a mentor and a progressive. She allowed the girls to come into themselves individually and as a group. I had alot of parental problems, with an unhappy stepmother who wanted me gone for the summers but didn’t want to pay much. In later years I found out that she had refused to fund a “canteen” account for me. I never lacked for a treat from canteen. Alice just took care of it.

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  12. dorris j

    I LOVE you blog name-“I could cry, but I don’t have time.”sounds like the story of my life.love it!

  13. Hi, I’ve been browsing through your blog, and find it very amusing and insightful. I’ll be back.

    Greetings from Ireland.

    Orla

  14. I’m the writing intern for Stage of Life. I came across your blog today and wanted to let you know I really enjoyed it. It was the mention about the stages of life that caught my attention. We’re looking to feature writers and bloggers in particular stages of life. I think our readers would benefit from your perspective and wisdom.

    Please reach out to me via our site, my email, or my blog if you’re interested in contributing to our project and some additional exposure.

    Take care,

    Britt Saunders
    Writing Intern
    http://www.stageofLife.com

  15. I’m the writing intern for Stage of Life. I came across your blog today and wanted to let you know I really enjoyed it. It was the mention about the stages of life that caught my attention. We’re looking to feature writers and bloggers in particular stages of life. I think our readers would benefit from your perspective and wisdom.

    Please reach out to me via our site or my blog if you’re interested in contributing to our project and some additional exposure.

    Take care,

    Britt Saunders
    Writing Intern
    StageofLife.com

  16. Hi Amy!! I had no idea you had a blog here on WordPress 🙂 I am going to snoop around on it and see what interesting tidbits I can find! I have a blog here too, if you want to check it out.

    Darlene

  17. Alex Steve Producer

    I am a Producer for the Steve Wilkos show! We are having a “Re-Born mother” on the show this week and we need someone to confront her! Would you be interested? you can email me at: alexandra.maher@nbcuni.com

  18. evgeniy

    Hello. I’m a simple man with a low salary. I need money to buy an apartment. You do charity. You buy my coin. ” http://www.rus-co.blogspot.com “. I will be grateful. You make a good deed. Thank You.

  19. Hey there! I’ve been following your web site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the excellent job!

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