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Food Network Star Gives Up Fame to Rescue Her Family

14 April 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | Momlogic | See recent Momlogic news »

Amy Finley is the author of "How to Eat a Small Country: A Family's Pursuit of Happiness One Meal at a Time," a memoir about the time her family spent living in France in 2008 -- a retreat they took on the heels of a marital breakdown. In 2007, Amy won the third season of "The Next Food Network Star" and was starring in her own show, "The Gourmet Next Door," on Food Network, but when her marriage crumbled, she walked away from it all to rescue her family.

momlogic: There is debate about women having it all and doing it well. Do you believe you can be a good mom (and wife) and have a career you love?

Amy: Hmm. In the time I've been trying to write an answer to this question, I've said about seven times, "Please, you guys! Can I just have five minutes? Five minutes! Then you can have your mama back. »

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