Amy Thetford

Amy is a part-time writer — and full-time reader! — for Scary Mommy. For over a year, she’s worked with an incredible team of writers to cover all things motherhood and more.

All her life Amy knew she wanted to be a writer, but then marriage and babies happened and she put that dream aside to devote herself fully to her family. On her 30th birthday, she promised herself she’d start making time to chase the career she so badly wanted. A few years later, here she is...doing tha thing.

You may have seen her byline in Healthline Parenthood, Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers, The Homeschool Mom, and many more publications dedicated to raising and educating little ones.

In her free time (ha! what’s that!?), Amy enjoys reading, hiking, and consumes way too much caffeine. Want to get in touch? Reach out to her by email at

Plan (Way) Ahead

How Long Does It Take To Grow A Christmas Tree? A Lot Longer Than You Think

You know your kid is gonna ask — might as well have the answer ready.

The Most Instagrammable Season

140 Cozy Fall Captions To Help Your Family Say Hello To Autumn

Cute and catchy fall Instagram captions to help you get your grid in season.

Come Sisters, We Fly

65+ 'Hocus Pocus' Quotes To Make Your Nostalgia Run Amok, Amok, Amok


She Gets It

17 Sarah Jessica Parker Quotes About Motherhood That Are Spot-On

And just like that... SJP became our parenting guru.

sign us up!

8 Fantastic Online Parenting Classes To Try

Including a few free options.

Get Crafty

10 Beautiful & Budget-Friendly DIY Mother's Day Gifts

These have your name written all over them, procrastinators.

arts and crafts

Zowie! Kids Will Love These Zany & Zippy Letter Z Crafts

Zany projects your kids will love.

Fly high

50+ Inspirational Amelia Earhart Quotes That Prove The Sky Really Is The Limit

Her words will make your heart soar.

What to call Grammy...

140+ Fun & Unique Nicknames For Grandma Your Mom (Or MIL) Will Love

So many names for your Gigi.

Yes yes yes!

Yay! These Easy, Low-Prep Letter Y Crafts Will Make Your Early Learner Happy

They’ll say YES to each activity.


You Herd It Here First — These Elephant Crafts Are Fun For Kids Of All Ages

Check out this trunk full of fun!


'That'll Do, Donkey!' 75+ 'Shrek' Quotes To Bring Out Your Inner Ogre

Because we’re all onions when you think about it.

Letter fun

A Collection Of Winning Words That Start With W To Score Big At Scrabble

Just wonderful!

Whacky activities

Want To Wow Your Little One? Break Out These Low-Prep Letter W Crafts

So many wonderful projects!

Film fun

55+ Magical 'Mary Poppins' Quotes That Are Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

A classic everyone will enjoy.

ready to post?

95+ Baby Captions Perfect For Showing Off Your Newest Addition On Instagram

Sit back and watch the likes roll in.

Letter fun

Kudos! Your Kid Will Thank You For Introducing These Easy Letter K Crafts

They’ll love these kooky crafts.

say cheese

10+ Easy Large Family Photo Ideas For The Holiday Season & Beyond

The more, the merrier.

travel fun

120+ Disney Captions To Commemorate Visiting The 'Happiest Place On Earth'

Make your posts magical.

alphabet projects

X Marks The Spot! 10+ Exciting Letter X Crafts For Toddlers & Preschoolers

X marks the spot for fun and learning!