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A short story called 2025 for the website People Holding.

“2025,” by Amy Shearn

#lovenotes from Brooklyn via mother, storyteller and author of “Mermaid in Brooklyn”, Amy Shearn.

Meet Dorothy Miller Richardson, a true literary revolutionary, critically praised a century ago for what Knausgaard is lauded for: portraying life's minutia. Never heard of her? Quelle surprise.

It's Women Writers, Not Novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, Who've "Struggled"

I have a little essay called "Work For It" in the December issue of Real Simple - check it out on newsstands!

Parenting Styles: Is Strict or Lenient Better? for Parent & Child Magazine

Parenting Styles: Is Strict or Lenient Better?

What a Long-Lost Family Story Taught Me About Parenting, Writing And More. My literary fist-bump to mama-writers everywhere...


The Many Gifts of the City Garden | Elizabeth Street

The Many Gifts of the City Garden | Elizabeth Street

5 Things I Really Want for Mother's Day | Elizabeth Street

5 Things I Really Want for Mother's Day | Elizabeth Street

Don't Blame Women for The Lack of Danger in Children's Literature | Elizabeth Street

Even when we push ourselves to the limit, even when we sway for a moment on whatever precipice we find ourselves on—how our brains move us through our lives, whispering ‘Live! Live! Live!' — Amy Shearn

Beloved Chapter Books For Little Big Readers | Elizabeth Street

What To Do While Waiting For a Baby To Be Born | Elizabeth Street

Search | Elizabeth Street

Letting My Kid Dress Herself (Even When That Means Princess Shoes) | Elizabeth Street

Sneaking in McMe-Time. Kids & Parenting | Elizabeth Street

Photos That Will Cosmically Brighten Your Day - - by Amy Shearn

What to Do When You're Feeling Defeated - - by Amy Shearn If things are going catastrophically awry, you are allowed to wallow, of course you are—but for exactly four minutes. Here's what to start during minute five.

The 12 Must-Have Ingredients for A Good Day With Kids | Elizabeth Street - by Amy Shearn

12 Must-Have Ingredients for a Good Day With Kids - Elizabeth Street - by Amy Shearn

Do We Really Need Bras for Little Girls? - Redbook - by Amy Shearn

"Do 5-Year-Old Girls Really Need Bras?"

Conversations All Women Should Stop Having -

Amy Shearn, MFA '05 -- The Mermaid of Brooklyn

"19 Reasons To Be Glad You're No Longer 22" by Amy Shearn for Oprah Magazine. Smooth skin and the ability to live without sleep aside, being 22 was not all it was cracked up to be. I loved #6: "Staying in on a Friday night (AND Saturday night) no longer means you have a sad social life and zero friends. It means you've successfully dodged everything you wanted to dodge and that you can do whatever you like, without worrying about how it will look on Instagram." Click the pic for more.

We really liked Amy Lyons Shearn's article on the late, great, generous & kind, Adam Yauch. We're all about everyday kindness over here, and this one particular sentiment really hit home. Here's to your legacy, Adam. Boom Boom! On Oprah's blog:

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10 Things You're Doing That Are Driving Other People Crazy We've all had our "That's so annoying...wait! I think I do that!" moments, so we've compiled this list of mini social crimes that we're trying hard not to perpetrate. By Amy Shearn - Read more: