Amy Walsh

Hi all!! Thanks for reading. I was born and raised in Michigan where I met my main squeeze & married him after 4 years of dating. We moved to Destin in 1997, then to Miramar Beach then to Santa Rosa Beach where we currently live. We have 2 great kids; one in high school and one in college. I run a non profit (Fore Her) in Santa Rosa Beach; work in an office in Destin part time and spend free time with my main squeeze, our daughter & son (when he's in town), and my great group of friends who help me navigate motherhood with no judgement because honestly I am not a perfect mom and need all the help I can get.
pediatric emergency care

Pediatric Emergency Care Close To Home

  There's a new addition at Ascension Sacred Heart! This spring, they expanded their  pediatric emergency care facility!!  I am so excited for local parents to have this level of pediatric care right here at home. When...

The Secret About GivingTuesday

Have you heard about GivingTuesday?  It's hard not to hear about it with the internet spreading information like the flu through an elementary school.  If you are new to the internet let me tell...
teamwork makes the dream work

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work, But Does It Really?

Today the phrase 'Teamwork Makes The Dream Work'  has tested me. My husband and I will celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary this year. We have been together for a total of 28 years.  Today...
before the internet

Before The Internet

If you were born on or after August 6, 1991, then you will never know what life was like before the internet. I have been thinking about this lately because my husband and I...
it gets better

IT Gets Better (A White Lie I Tell)

It gets better.   I found myself saying that phrase to a few friends recently when talking about mom life, kids, and relationships.  Maybe I shouldn't tell them it gets better.   Maybe I should tell...
nonprofit day

National Nonprofit Day Amid A Pandemic

Last year I wrote about National Nonprofit Day and how Fore Her, (a nonprofit I founded), was my passion.  I also wrote about how there are many other great nonprofits that any reader can...
circle the wagon

Who Circles The Wagons For You?

Who circles the wagons for you? Recently in our little town someone was burning trash in a burn barrel and left it unattended.  This action started a wildfire which destroyed 33 homes, caused smoke damage...

Who Helps You Mom Like A Mother?

Mother's Day is upon us and it got me thinking... not only about my own mom, but about all the moms in my life who have helped me along the way.  I truly couldn't...
writers block

I Am Struggling

I am struggling to meet a blog writing deadline.  Confession time:  I googled blog topics. *cringe*  Don’t get me wrong, I have many topics running through my head right now - I just can’t...

We Are All Regina George

"How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George?" Me: *raising my hand*  How many of you have been Regina George?   Me:  *raising my hand slowly* If you answered no to the second question...

Senior Year Interrupted

I am officially naming this school year Senior Year Interrupted.  With all that is happening in the world right now senior year is the last thing anyone should be worried about, right?  I wish...
where do you blog

Where Do You Blog Best?

Ya'll... If you know me then you know I recently leveled up to 50.  Which is really NOT old, but dang I feel old right this minute.  I'm sitting in a tattoo shop with my 18...
Im a Liar

I’m a Liar

Hi everyone.  My name is Amy. I'm a liar.   I have told my closest friends for years that I look forward to my kids growing up and moving out because I can't wait to see what...
friendship is over

The Death of a Friendship

Over the years I've had many truly great friendships.  I have had a tribe for every phase of my life.  Without them, I would have struggled through those different phases of life.  They helped guide...