Amy Wilson and her husband were delighted when they learned she was finally pregnant. With great expectation, Amy began to plan and prepare for the arrival of their first child, only to be met with a million and one decisions and twice that number in words of advice. Everything from the birth plan going forward was like one big, terrifying multiple choice exam, each question overshadowed by: Don't you want what's best for your child? Seven years and three kids later, Amy still has one overriding daily thought: I suck at this. What kind of mother feeds her kids dinosaur chicken nuggets? Three times a week? What kind of mother let's hand washing after using the toilet slide, as long as it was just Number One? Amy says, over the last seven years of long days with little children, I have certainly had many moments of joy, calm, and peaceful reverie. This book is about the other moments. "When Did I Get Like This?", written in short chapters so busy mothers can enjoy, is a funny, endearing celebration of the modern mother's quest to provide what is best for her kids in the age of too many options.
Amy Wilson is the author and performer of the one-woman show Mother Load, which started off-Broadway, and has been touring the US ever since. She made her Broadway debut in the Tony-Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and has appeared in dozens of other plays in New York City. On television, she was a series regular on Norm and Daddio, and appeared on Felicity, Ed, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Deadline, Boston Common, and All My Children. Her film credits include Kinsey, Kissing Jessica Stein, Keeping the Faith, and Ira and Abby. Her writing appears regularly in Babytalk magazine, on parenting.com, and on CNN.com's Living page. She is a contributing editor to Parenting magazine and she is interviewed frequently in the New York Times and on CNN for her mothering perspective. But her favorite productions are her three young children, whom she raises with her husband in New York City.