Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

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

Wellness Wednesday – True Changes in Body Image

Last spring, I took a five-day body image course through Girls Gone Strong. It was an adaptation of a 28-Day Love Your Body Challenge that Molly Galbraith, one of the founders of GGS, originally hosted in 2014. I participated in … Continue reading

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2021 Book Priorities

Each year, I make a list of books that I want to prioritize in my reading. A big chunk of these are books that have ended up in my Audible queue, or are sitting on the “to investigate” list of … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – 2021 Goals

I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating the shape of my 2021 goals. Initially, I just made myself a traditional list, the way I do most years. Then I started to think about what I’d really like to accomplish – … Continue reading

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The Insanity that was 2020

No one expected this past year to go the way it did, I don’t think. Except perhaps my boys, who kept saying – for an entire year before 2020 began – that there’s always a plague in the 20s and … Continue reading

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December 2020 in Review

December was 100% different than we expected, starting with Morrigan’s call on the 2nd to tell us he was positive for Covid. Our anniversary vacation was subsequently canceled, Jason traveled to KS to pick Morrigan up because the school wouldn’t … Continue reading

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WW – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

This weekend, I discovered something that had me crawling-out-of-my-skin livid, and simultaneously felt like a giant ah-ha moment. Actually, it felt more like a blazing, blinking light going off that I’d somehow ignored for too many years now, ignorantly blind … Continue reading

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2020 in Books

It was a weird, weird, WEIRD year for books and reading. Just like with everything else. I had months where I read just about nothing, and months where I couldn’t find enough books to suit me. Most of my books … Continue reading

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Two Last-Minute Mini-Reviews

So the year is almost over, and I’m pretty much done with anything I might read in 2020. Tomorrow, my end-of-year book post will go up, and I wanted to have everything reviewed beforehand. Thankfully, the last two books I … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Anniversary and Christmas

On Tuesday, Jason and I celebrated our 21st anniversary. Originally, we had planned to spend a weekend early in December in a remote location near a state park, where we could hike and such during the days. That all go … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I know it’s a lonely time right now and this stupid pandemic is wreaking havoc on a lot of people’s plans (including ours), but I wish you all the happiest of holidays regardless. Hope you each find some joy in … Continue reading

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