"We all desperately need more insight into what leads to happiness and what leads to pain." ~Pema Chodron

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Amy Childs

Happiness Consultant

What Is It in 2016

Throughout the year, Kara Tennis and I will be hosting several What Is It? groups around the Philadelphia area. If you’d like to be kept in the loop about dates and places, you’ll need to join my mailing list and specifically check the “What Is It?” box. Or, send me an email and I’ll add […]

july 30, 2015

Moneywise, I’ve been scraping by for a very long time. But since I’m privileged, resourceful and lucky, my life of scraping by is often indistinguishable from a life of luxury.

In many ways I live like a queen. I have time to play, laugh, cry and breathe. I spend a lot of time pondering things […]

jan 8, 2015


  It’s all about merriment and bedlam and loving Amy Poehler (oh yeah and loving ourselves).

Amy Childs | Happiness Consultant

Happy Long-Weekend

This is making me LOL.

july 10, 2014

My daughters are starting a Fun Project on facebook -and they invite us all to join the revolution!

Kayla and Nikiah start a fun revolution

What are your top ten most fun things?

Nikiah takes her lists very seriously. It took us hours to make ours. So don’t fret if it takes you a […]

jan 1, 2013

Updates about Amy (that’s me):

– I traveled and lived out of a backpack for a year and it was totally awesome.

– I got a new job working as an assistant to a CEO of an awesome non-profit and it’s really awesome.

– My new year’s resolution is to go to a happy hour […]

may 5, 2011

Rather than following the Q&A format in this month’s parenting newsletter, I sent out a copy of the handout I created for a talk I gave to a group from the Holistic Moms Network.

It was such a sweet thing to be in a room full of moms, some dads, and lots of lots of […]

feb 14, 2011

Here’s a copy of the valentine I sent this year.

For over 20 years, I’ve written an annual newsletter called “the children’s page,” and sent it to friends and family as part of our christmas card. When I grew tired of christmas, I decided that valentines day was something I more felt like celebrating. Y’know, […]

oct 16, 2010

wine fit for a happiness consultant

My friend Tom took me out for dinner and brought happy wine for the happiness consultant. Nice.

Amy Childs | Happiness Consultant

feb 25, 2010

some more little bits about me

This used to be a part of my bio, but it’s not very professional or really that informative, so I thought I’d re-post it here instead. (Cuz now I have a blog!)

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I love turning the […]