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.

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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Judgment and Structure and Being Overwhelmed by Summer

I’ve had a long week.  (And it’s only Tuesday!!) We are at that part of summer that I’ve looked forward to all summer – events are basically done, sports seasons are over.  All we have left to do is relax … Continue reading

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Few of My Favorite Books

I feel like this blog has gotten a bit too serious as of late.  The problem is that the more serious I get, the more intimidated I get about writing.  To rectify that, I figured I would just share with … Continue reading

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One Day I Won’t Be Anxious

Some day I’m not going to worry about what other people think. I’m not going to analyze people’s expressions and words or lack thereof to see what they think of me. If someone tells me they don’t like my opinion, … Continue reading

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What Would You Tell A Younger Version of Yourself?

I’ve been trying to figure out how to start this blog post.  Usually when I write I have an idea of what I want to say, and then I sit down at my computer, and some introduction will come to … Continue reading

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Loving Others

I used to fashion myself a hippie of sorts.  I used to use phrases like, “Follow your bliss.”  And “You do you.”  And “love your neighbor as yourself.” They sound good.  They sound liberating and freeing.  They sound happy. But … Continue reading

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Today Just Sucked

Ever just had a really crappy day? It’s not like a catastrophic day.  Nothing bad actually happened.  It just sometimes seems like frustration is constantly around the corner, begging me to indulge it. I couldn’t get my garden to look … Continue reading

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Broken Hearts

A schoolmate of my daughters left this world today. It wasn’t sudden.  Obviously any death of a child is too sudden, but in the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t overly so.  She had been battling a nasty tumor that … Continue reading

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Standing in Another’s Pain

Tessie is in the hospital.  She has RSV and viral pneumonia.  This is the 9th day someone in my family has spent in the hospital this year.   It’s not cool. And it’s not cool to see your baby in … Continue reading

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