Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

I blog about deliberate, purposeful living and parenting. I'm a bit sappy. I mostly like to talk about ideas that inspire me to more effectively live and interact with the world around me. Sometimes I try to be funny, but there is a slight chance that I am the only one who actually gets my humor.

To Tess as You Turn One

Oy vey, Tessie. This is a hard one. In less than four hours, you will turn one. Technically you won’t be an infant any more. Those days will probably be behind us forever. And we will be entering into a … Continue reading

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To My Girls

To my girls, I have a quick note for you.  My hope is that it some day finds you when you most need to hear it.  When you are looking for yourselves.  When you are feeling lost.  When you don’t … Continue reading

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Err on the Side of Mercy

It was a rough morning today. We had a bug incident in the car. For any of you who don’t happen to travel with four little girls, bug incidents can be big incidents. There’s drama. Lots of drama. I would … Continue reading

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Mom Stress

I had quite a few jobs before I had kids.  I was a college writing teacher.  I tutored.  I worked in media buying and marketing research.  Prior to that, I waited tables and worked at a retail store.  I was … Continue reading

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Always Love You

I think my children generally act pretty appropriately. Yes they have their misbehavior, but I like to think, at least, that their behavior is age appropriate. We’ve had a rough week this week, particularly with my middle two. The first … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Fraud

It has been a long day in the middle of a long week. 9:15 came, and I was exhausted. Normally I try not to do anything after about 9pm or else I have trouble falling asleep, but today I just … Continue reading

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Never Could I Have Dreamt You Up

You know when you were a kid and you ran so fast down a hill that you felt like you could fly? When the giddiness overtook you and you were transported to a happiness that is slightly more than this … Continue reading

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God Please Fill in the Gaps

My girls started school this week.  There have been a lot of adjustments.  And honestly I’ve just had a rough couple of weeks.  I’ve had a hard time staying on top of things.  And then last night I just lost … Continue reading

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Are We Really Lazy and Selfish??

Lazy and selfish. Those words have been blaring through my mind all day.  I haven’t been able to get away from them.  They are tethered to me like the chains old Marley had to carry around for eternity. They feel … Continue reading

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Post Baby Body Blues

Tonight I am bummed. I went to a physical therapist this evening.  I wanted to see her for two reasons.  First, I messed up my back about two months ago, and it’s not getting any better.  And second, I was … Continue reading

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