Amy Wright Glenn

The Hard Heart of Parenting

February 3, 2014

My body tenses. Teeth clench. Heart hardens. I don’t hurt him. I don’t yell. Yet, my heart hardens with frustration. My agenda to clothe my two-year-old collides with his interest in remaining naked. He wants to play with his trucks on the bedroom floor; I have a morning adventure planned. After several attempts to wrestle […]

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When Your Partner Wants You to Wean: Heart Advice for Nursing Mothers

November 12, 2013

*The terms “husband” and “partner” are used interchangeably throughout this post. “She’s too old to nurse. You need to stop.” “There’s no way my son is nursing when he’s three years old!” “You are being selfish. Breastfeeding past one year is unnecessary. You only do this because it gives you pleasure.” “I should have a […]

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Letters, Labyrinths, and Love

October 10, 2013

This post was originally published on TheBirthingSite.com. At 27 weeks into my pregnancy, I started my letter to him. I didn’t yet know I was carrying a boy. My husband and I had picked out names, but we decided to wait until the birth to know the sex of our baby. So, I addressed my […]

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I never worked harder to stay-at-home

June 14, 2013

I wish I had known how much I would love being a mother. How could I have anticipated the depth of this love? My heart opens with wonder when I watch my 18-month-old son lift his arms, snap his fingers, and gently sway to music. Any music. We could be in the check out line […]

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A Day To Live Again

May 20, 2013

  Oh little boy. If I could just pick one day in my life to live over and over again, it may well be today. Why not? It was a perfect day with you. We played in the ocean. You “swam” with my hands on your body offering support, guidance, and safety. You loved the […]

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