She has two amazing kids, Danny and Jana. Danny is and 20-year-old college junior studying abroad and 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 almost 24 and working in her dream job at God’s Love We Deliver (check it out). She has transitioned into ‘the adult child’, something that is not always so easy for her very proud mom. Both kids are the light of her life – a crazy woman who just happens have love teenagers and college kids. 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 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. 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.
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You can reach her by email at a2zdes (at) gmail dot com and on twitter @amyz5