Amy Roloff did an interesting interview with a Christian radio station from Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was about 10 minutes long, she discussed her feelings about how the final episode ended, talked about whether TLC wanted to minimize the Roloffs religious faith on the show and their future plans.
Here are some of the highlights from Amy's interview:
*They talked about the show becoming an advocate for Little People and those that have disabilities, but eventually viewers saw the similarities. Amy and Matt have issues going on with them and disagreements. Amy said her kids aren't perfect and there's definitely some issues going on with their kids, but that's family and parenting dynamics.
* The host felt TLC was good about not editing out the Roloffs Christian faith; that the kids went to a Christian school and they were shown praying. He asked Amy if they were allowed to be themselves re: their faith? Amy said yes, it was never indicated to them that they don't want them showing their faith. Amy said her faith is what keeps her real. People make mistakes and Amy's Faith is what keeps her moving forward.
*Amy explained she has priorities, the important thing to her was spending time with her kids over being good at organizing. She wanted to be with her kids and be there for teachable moments so she can teach them how to make their own decisions.
*Amy doesn't like blogs, Matt tells her about some of the things people say about her and cleaning, etc. She thinks they get into a weird space where she should do this or that and then who is she catering too?
* The host asked Amy to give advice to any mother's facing challenges with their kids. She said faith keeps her moving on because they aren't perfect and do make mistakes whether she made a wrong choice or friends -- maybe she shouldn't have let her kids play with these friends...they aren't perfect and she's doing the best she can and her Faith is the key.
* Amy said "we" didn't particularly like the way the finale ended, but when they thought about it, that's how life is, several Roloffs are unsure what to do next.
*Amy said she's becoming a career woman, now that her kids are growing up and don't need her to be the mom she was before. Her "mom role" is changing.
*According to Amy, the boys are trying to figure out where they're going to go and they will definitely soon be leaving the house.
*Molly will be leaving in about a year and a half.
*So Amy feels that Matt and her are nearing that empty nest stage although they still have Jacob (he will be 14 exactly one month from today) who needs a Mom and Dad to be there and on him and disciplining him.
*Amy said she's at the spot where how does she further her career, so there is a lot uncertainty about the future.
*Amy discussed the future. She said they probably will still be on the farm. Pumpkin season is up to Matt because it's his thing. Matt has his speaking engagements, Amy has her speaking engagements.
*Amy has a cook book coming out next year. People asked for it because she cooked so much on the show.
*She has her Charity Foundation that is going strong and mentioned that she would like to do some children's books. Those projects are still in the works.
*Amy mentioned there are things in the works, but nothing is solidified for "a lot of us". Amy thinks 2011 will be a big year for the Roloffs.
She mentioned her charity foundation website and her charity foundation page on Facebook. If you're unaware, Amy often posts on the wall of her charity page on Facebook. Click on "posts by others" located on her "wall" and that's where Amy's posts can be found.
You can listen to the interview here: