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Hi, I’m Amy

I m a wife, stay at home mom of two, craft enthusiast, baking freak, coupon obsessed, library loving, blogger, and wine drinking expert. I love spending time with my family and going on new a crazy adventures with them.

I started this blog as a document of the life we lead here in the middle-class life. It’s sometimes hectic, messy and filled with tears, but it’s always filled with so much joy, happiness, and love.

My family isn’t perfect but it’s all mine, I’m here surviving the middle.


Surviving the Middle is fun a family lifestyle blog that talks about early education, crafts, mental health tips, and product reviews.



Mom Planners



After a rough year as A Stay at Home Mom, I knew I needed to get organized. That’s when I developed the Stay at Home Mom Planner and the Busy Mom Planner.

The Stay at Home Mom Planner and the Busy Mom Planner are filled with pages to plan your day and your child’s activities.


“Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.”

Willard Scott



Photos by Laura Blake Photography