CSP #6: A tribute to Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Make the most of your time here.

You likely saw her piece in the NYtimes Modern Love this week entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful and if you haven’t read it, please do so that you can have this window into her gorgeous heart.

This is an interview I recorded about 10 years ago, when I thought I had all the time in the world to continue to get to know Amy and celebrate her work. It is with great love and admiration that I bring you this little time capsule of an episode. It is one tiny thing I can do to honor her magic!

Amy Krouse Rosenthal
is a person who likes to make things. She is a contributor to the TED conference and NPR. Her 30+ books for children include Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, Yes Day, The OK Book, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Wumbers.

As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade.  A guided journal based on this book was recently released, titled Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z.  Some of her other bestselling guided journals include The Belly Book, The Bride-to-be-Book, My Birthday Book and The Big Sibling Book.

Her viral videos include The Beckoning of Lovely, The Money Tree, The Kindness Thought Bubble, and Life is a Marathon.


Amy’s website

You May Want to Marry My Husband by Amy Krouse Rosenthal



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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. Lisa

    Thank you for sharing this. It was good to hear Amy’s voice today–she will continue to inspire so many with her words and videos.

  2. Julia

    Love this! You are such a sweet, thoughtful, and insightful interviewer. It was a treat to spend time with both of your creative, inspiring spirits today. Thanks for sharing, always. My world is better and brighter for having both of you in it.

  3. Jane Bell Lassiter

    Thank you so much for sharing this interview. I’m so sad that we’ve lost another bright light, but I trust her work here was finished and Amy is on to bigger, better and even brighter things!

    Thank you!

  4. Angie DeMuro

    Oh Andrea. Thank you♥️
    I had never met Amy, but fell so connected.
    Thank you again so very much for posting this. ♥️

  5. sherry

    I love the sweetness and pure joy of your voices. I am so glad you posted this as a tribute to Amy. It helps me celebrate all the things I love about her — and you, too, Andrea! There is so much wisdom in this short conversation!

  6. Myste

    Thanks for sharing Amy works Andrea; with an empty nest here I’ve been enjoying her heart-warming messages 🙂

  7. oprolevorter

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