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Snarky Mommy

An irreverent look at parenthood from one sarcastic mom. Looking for a good read? Check out her books, YES MOMMY, OVER MY DEAD POTTY and BABY BUMPS.

Amy is a winner of Top 25 Family Blogs by Moms - 2013

What's your favorite family tradition?

My kids are crazy for the Elf on the Shelf. That sneaky little bastard, named Diego Halsted in our house, has shown up in our blender, on the toilet, hanging off a gallon of milk in the fridge, dangling from a pendant light in our kitchen, and, my personal favorite, draped around a bottle of wine. The key is setting a calendar reminder to move the damn elf every night.

What's the most challenging thing about being both a blogger and a mom?

Right now, the hardest part is saving the funny stuff my kids do and say for my books. People can't stand reading recycled material in books, so it's a struggle deciding what to write about as a one-off post and what to massage into a full-length narrative in a book.

What's the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

I just posted about this on Facebook the other day, but it's definitely watching my kids play sports. I used to think there was no better feeling than hitting a home run myself, then I watched my son hit his first home run and I want bananas. There is nothing like watching your child succeed. Especially after you've stood on the sidelines in a cold rain freezing your ass off. Outdoor sports in Chicago: gotta love 'em.