Happy Halloween 2017

Happy Halloween from your nicheless blogger — Amy Bronwen Zemser.  I don’t know what I’m doing with this website anymore. I have no goals, no niche, no demographic, no plan. I do have a cautionary tale, however. I practically died last night. Halloween with three… Continue reading

Our Two Cats, Martin Luther and Rosie (Crazy Eyes Mouse Killa).

Greetings from your cat-loving blogger! Some recent news: 1. All three of my children now attend public school. 2. I am no longer breastfeeding my twins. 3. Lynn and I are still together. 4. We are now fostering kittens. We have re-homed ten, but… Continue reading

Halloween 2016, Make it a Happy One

Happy Halloween, my friends. My twins are four and in preschool now, and the other day the parents were told to put the children into costumes for a trip to the local assisted living facility. My twin girls are staunch archetypes. One is tomboy; the… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2016: Looking Forward to this Year’s Resolutions

Here’s Ray at 7 reading a book I wrote before he was born and got published shortly thereafter. It’s for the good ten-year-old reader but Ray has always been strong in the reading department. I didn’t tell him to read it. He found it… Continue reading

What’s Up With Me Since Gay Marriage Got Legal All Over

I’m sorry I’ve been remiss, Dear Readers. I’m having some trouble with focus, time management, sugar intake, and coping with the fact that I am now legally married to Lynn in all fifty states. For a while there I was sure I could just… Continue reading

One Small Step Backward for Phyllis Schlafly…

…one giant leap forward for mankind!

Twins Turning Three, and a Video

My girls turned three a few weeks ago, and I’ve been thinking lately about what I went through back then. I remember at the end of the pregnancy I was tired of being stared at, so I decided to stop leaving the house. A… Continue reading

Caldecott Medal Award Announcement Tomorrow

Who will win the 2015 Randolph Caldecott Award for the most distinguished American picture book for children?  It’s anybody’s guess, I suppose, but here are sixteen picture books from this past year that I think are mighty contenders, and worth buying whether they take the… Continue reading

Happy New Year

It’s January the 24th, and I can’t believe the snow out there today.  It’s beautiful. Let’s sled. There are a few things on this and next month’s agenda, for those interested or still following me here. 1. The 2015 Newbery and Caldecott awards will… Continue reading

Happy Fall, All…

What a glorious weekend in the Hudson Valley. I’ve been away from the blog for so long.  Please stay with me as I share some stories of our lives raising the twins, managing Suzuki violin with our son, new thoughts on public school and further,… Continue reading