Hi All! My name is Amy Thayer. I’m a BYU graduate with a degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development.I have three young boys, ages 10, 7, and 4. For the past 8 years I’ve written a parenting lifestyle blog called Oh So Savvy Mom. I’ve previously worked as a therapist and tutor for children with Autism and cognitive delays. I’ve taught at, and continue to substitute teach at Learning Dynamics Preschool, the top parent-rated preschool in Utah County. I absolutely love working with and teaching children! Our family has had some great, character building adventures together! We’ve been a grad student family while my husband got his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at BYU. We’ve been a military family as my husband served as a Psychologist in the U.S. Air Force. Together we’ve lived in Utah, Texas, Louisiana, and back in Utah again. We realize how blessed we are to have each other.
How Mom’s Day Out came to be…
When our family was in the Air Force, we were stationed in Texas and then in Louisiana. Both places, and indeed, all over the South and Midwest there are Mom’s Day Out programs (generally run by the churches that run the preschools). Moms can enroll their children to attend once a week so that they, the moms, can have a bit of time to run errands, work, study, or do whatever without children underfoot. When we moved back to Utah in 2015, I searched high and low for a Mom’s Day Out program only to be disappointed that none existed.
I decided, if I couldn’t have that time once a week, then I’d make sure other moms weren’t left without that option. I started Mom’s Day Out in September of 2017.