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.

Mom is the Heart of the Home

The girls and I have been listening to the Little Women audiobook during our car rides.  We are about a quarter of the way in, and let me tell you, I am hooked.  I’d like to say that I fall in love … Continue reading

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Word of 2018: Family

My girls are getting older.  Luckily they are spread out and not doing it all at the same level because let’s be honest — that would be overwhelming.  But still, they are growing up. 2018 will see us welcoming in … Continue reading

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2017 Gratitude

As 2017 draws to a close, the memories come back more and more strongly.  The closer we get to January 16th, the more vivid the memories of that day last year become to me.  The day TJ collapsed at Urgent … Continue reading

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It’s a Beautiful Journey

  Honesty, the last couple of months have been rough.  Nothing dramatic has happened.  To be honest, I think it’s mainly because I hadn’t been sleeping well.  Not sleeping well eventually led to me not perceiving and processing and dealing … Continue reading

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Christmas Stress

Hi friends. It’s the week before Christmas.  A week where school goes up until December 23.  A week after we have had 5 of the 6 of us with stomach flu. A week of chaos. And I hate chaos.  I … Continue reading

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On Loneliness

Do you ever get lonely? I do.  In fact, if I had to list one pervasive feeling that has followed me for as long as I can remember, I think it would be loneliness.  It seems to stick to me … Continue reading

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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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