Amanda

Hi, I’m Amanda! I have been married for six years to my husband, Andy, and together we have two children – Nora and Weston. Our road to creating our family was not without its twists and turns. We struggled with infertility for two years before we were lucky enough to experience two surprise pregnancies. We blinked and created our family – against many odds.

Today, I’m a full-time working mom who juggles many roles. I’m learning that this whole idea of “work / life balance” comes in weeks, months and years – not days. I look forward to sharing our family’s adventures with all of you – complete with many ups, downs and bumps in the road!

What I've Learned.

December 22, 2016

As we say goodbye to this blog that has brought such a diverse group of mom voices together, I decided to share what I've learned as a mom so far. Of this diverse group of moms, I represent a voice of a working mom. I work full-time outside of my home and am a mom to two kiddos who are seventeen months apart. I've been a mom for a whole two and a half years so it's safe to say I don't have it all figured out. Even so, here's what I know to be true.

We can do hard things

December 21, 2016

Recently, my daughter was having a hard time doing something. The something is beyond my recollection. My mom stepped in to see if she needed help. My strong, stubborn daughter proudly explained to my mom; "Grammy, I can do hard things!"

How Do I Freeze Time?

December 6, 2016

It's almost 2017. We have tiny computers in our pockets every day. A photo exists of my children on almost every day of their lives so far. We have cars that drive themselves and video chatting is the way to communicate with family near and far. So, why have we not figured out how to freeze time?!

Something Happened While in Our Jammies

December 5, 2016

I love Thanksgiving! I think part of my love has to do with the guaranteed long weekend. I love the fact that you get the holiday out of the way and still have three days off to enjoy! I loved it even more this year because my two year old was all in. She and her brother helped me make turkey centerpieces as well as place cards for everyone who attended our Thanksgiving dinner.

My Top Struggle as a Mom

November 1, 2016

My house is a disaster as I sit here and type this. I don't mean a little messy, I mean I see a banana caked to the floor right below my feet. In addition to the banana, there is a stack of bills that need some attention and work that I missed on Friday afternoon when I unexpectedly was called to daycare to pick up a little man with a fever. In short, there's always something that needs my attention.

Five Ways to Put Your Marriage First

October 10, 2016

I think it was about potty training. Yup, I believe that to be right. A discussion about how to get our daughter to go potty in the big potty (spoiler alert. telling her Beyoncé goes potty in the big potty doesn't work!) was the magnifying glass that showed the wear and tear the last year has had on our marriage.