Amy's Corner
Amy's Articles
Welcome to Amy's Corner on WeekendRUSH Home and Living. You may be asking the question "What type of website is this?" Amy's Corner is a website dedicated to Moms (and dads) who just need help. Some with kids and some who are planning to have children and want to know what to expect.

There are many great lessons to be learned, and loads of great parenting tips mixed into stories. You'll read about some special moments and some of overwhelming stress... but please try to learn from Amy's  experiences as you find your way though Amy's Corner. Click the Article title you want to read.

Preparing for Your New Arrival


Preparing for a new baby is an exciting and scary time, especially with the first child.

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The Prescription Lowdown

Prescription medication is an expense that many families cannot afford. If you do not have an insurance plan that will cover your prescriptions and are a low-income family, then you are not alone. Fortunately there are programs available to assist you with your medications, but finding them can be a struggle.

The Real Deal?

My mom laughs at me praising Aldi’s at the top of my lungs because as a child I was completely mortified and embarrassed that our family had to shop there. I would pray that I would not run into a classmate, ironically who was probably shopping there for the same exact reason as our family, and felt such shame that we could not shop at “normal” stores like other families. I remember...

Spring Cleaning for Today's Mom

With spring comes all of the beauty of the changing season. We finally began to see our grass; we enjoy seeing the new buds on our trees, and the sweet smell of a good April shower. What also comes along is the dreaded ritual of spring cleaning. Maybe you went through this awful experience as a child. Your mother would be pulling all the linens, washing the...

Sweet Sleep

When I was pregnant with my son I was amazed at the advice that was given to me. Within the advice I received from family, friends, and complete strangers I discovered two very common themes. The first was that my life would never be the same and the second was...
Hot Date
As I began to eat, my date leans over to me and whispers my name. Hearing this melodic sound fall from his lips is one of the sweetest sounds I have ever heard. Seeing my...
I'm a Fashion Don't
Ever realize that you are no longer in style? It is so hard to be out of the fashion loop, but since I haven’t been working or in school, I have suddenly lost all fashion sense. I admit that I have not been paying attention as much as I once did since I...
When I was a little girl my parents instilled within me the love for reading. We used to go to the library once a week and I would read anything and everything I could get my hands on. Through my reading I learned the power of storytelling.
Employee of the Month
I sit beside the phone thinking how this is going to affect my future employment. I am now going to have a gigantic hole in my resume where skills and past employment once resided.  How is this going to look to my future employer?  Are they going to wonder...
Summer Survival
Mini-vacations, stocking up, making plans and making great memories...
Organized Move
Moving Stress, Moving Trucks, Moving Tips and More (3 pages)
Organized Travel
Vacations…the very word bring tears to my eyes. All of the packing, getting to our destination, kids not sleeping in their beds, getting lost, having trouble finding a hotel to stay in- let’s face it, vacations can evoke nightmares for mothers.  I remember...
Back to School
It is hard to believe that summer is coming to a close, but the fall and school season is fast approaching. Our son will be beginning his...
Pricebook 101
Let’s begin by discussing the fliers that you receive in your mailbox each week which outline the stores deals     and steals for that week’s particular campaign.  These items are called...
Decorating on a Shoestring Budget
Do not despair just because your money is limited- you can still create a warm and inviting home frugally. When people come into our home and see our front room (the only room we have decorated since we are relatively new homeowners) they always comment on...

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