Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).

Sunday Coffee – Break

Over the last couple months, especially this last month, I’ve had less time to spend on blog-stuff, and less motivation to go along with it. This has only increased as we’ve started remodeling our basement. With the boys getting out … Continue reading

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Strong is the New Pretty, by Kate Parker

Subtitled: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves This photo-journal is a collection of girls of all ages exhibiting all sorts of strength: confidence, kindness, independence, creativity, and more. I was drawn to the book during my mini-retreat to Minneapolis a … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday #55: June 1st

May is a very tough month for me. It didn’t used to be, but since 2014, this month has become one filled with triggers and body blows. Psychological trauma, when compounded day after day after day, gets stored in your … Continue reading

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Most Anticipated Rest-of-2017 Releases

The rest of 2017 looks amazing when it comes to book releases that I’m anticipating. A few came out in the first half of this year, but there’s a ton to come still and some are ones I’ve waited for … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Rereads and Minis

It’s been a strange reading month for me. I’ve read a lot, far more than usual, and reviewed very little. The majority of that is due to rereads. After Readathon last month, I felt like diving back in to some … Continue reading

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Literally, by Lucy Keating

Annabelle has the perfect life – until the plot-twists begin. Suddenly, her parents are separating and they’re selling the house she’s grown up in. A new boy appears at school and he’s perfect for her, but Annabelle is drawn toward … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday #54: Mini-Retreat

So you may have noticed that the blog went dark for the last week. There were two reasons for this – one good, one bad. To get the bad one out of the way first, we had a tornado last … Continue reading

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