A lot has happened since my last post and I want to feel really guilty about it. My internal voice is saying “wow, so embarrassing to have dropped off the grid like that, Amanda.” Normally, I would just nod and take the defeat which is what I have been doing for several weeks. Even when an idea for a blog post would spark in my … Continue reading A Light Exists in Spring
I recently published a guest blog post for Home School Base, a site dedicated to providing home school families with community, resources, and information. There was a time in my life (high school, college) when I felt embarrassed to share that I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 8th grade. A lot of that embarrassment came from the stereotypes people would immediately assign to me. I … Continue reading No More Pencils, No More Books
Sometimes this blog prods my subconscious for attention the way my mom’s “we saw you more when you lived in Charlotte then we do now that you’re 45 minutes away” comment eats me up on the inside. It’s been a while since I posted something and I want to assure you that I haven’t forgotten about thisblog and my interest in forming this community of … Continue reading I’ve Been Momming and Trying Something New
Two months after my son was born, I went back to work full-time. We could only afford six weeks of leave but we stretched and made it to eight weeks. While it was always my hope and dream to be a work-at-home mom, that just was not and cannot be a reality for us right now. I’ve been lucky in that Elliott has been in … Continue reading How Is My Baby Boy?
Last Fall we had family photos made (Thank you Scruffy City Media!). I’ve never enjoyed staged photos in a studio. I prefer to capture my family as we are – blurry, sweaty, disheveled, and usually eating. So who are these boys? My husband Michael and I have been married for over 10 years (#winning) and we’ve been together for 16 years. Michael is an extrovert … Continue reading My People