Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

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

Wellness Wednesday – Fitbit Charge Review

Last week, I mentioned that I had to replace my Fitbit One tracker with a Fitbit Charge. This was not something I wanted to do. I wanted a hip-clip pedometer that tracks steps, miles, and elevation, which is exactly what … Continue reading

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Ten(ish) Most-Read Authors

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie! Since I’ve been blogging now for a bit over ten years, I figured I should take a look back at my top ten most-read authors since I began the blog! Of course, when … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Cat Drama

A good chunk of my readers probably saw what happened this week if they know me on Facebook. For the rest of the group, it has been cat-drama-central here in April! So remember back when I said Jojo needed to … Continue reading

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Steffi suffers from a lot of mental health disorders, including severe anxiety, panic disorder, and selective mutism. She cannot talk except in rare circumstances or in the few locations/with the few people she’s most comfortable. Rhys is new at school, … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Fitbit (and more)

My Fitbit One broke. Boooooo! I only got it for my birthday last year, though I’ve been using a One on and off for the last five years. I love that thing. It’s the most accurate pedometer I’ve ever come … Continue reading

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The One, by John Marrs

If a DNA test could match you to the one person in the world you are biologically compatible with, would you take the test? How would your results influence your actions? Can terms like “love” and “soulmate” really be quantified … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – District-wide Book Sale!

Every year in April, the boys’ school district hosts a district-wide used book sale. Thousands of books are donated and sold for under a dollar each over the course of three days. I’ve been most years when I’ve lived in … Continue reading

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