Amanda

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I'm a first-time mom to Evan, born in November 2013, a devoted wife to Jeremy, a ruggedly handsome forensic structural engineer, and I've called the Tampa Bay area home for over 10 years. I'm a graduate of the University of Tampa with a political science degree and while my professional career was in law, my current role as a stay-at-home mom (aka “domestic engineer”) is the most rewarding work of my life. I currently reside with my family in Valrico, along with a few century old oak trees and a menagerie of miniature critters. I'd love to hear from you, so follow my adventures on Facebook.

Are you over all the “Thankfulness”?

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Is there ever a minute, an hour, or maybe even a whole day that you wish that you could be someone else?  There’s a term that most of us experience on a daily basis...

Is it a Phase or a Moon Phase?

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I’m very blessed to have a pretty “chill” 11 month old little boy. If he whimpers, he’s not happy. If he’s not happy, there’s a reason. If he cries, there’s definitely a reason. I think Evan cried more...

Inside Words vs. Outside Words

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Did someone put a sign on my back when I wasn't looking??? It's possible that I'm more sensitive than others, but the below statements are just a few of the things that have been said to...

There’s No Parent like a GRANDparent!

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In honor of Grandparents’ Day on Sunday, I would like to share a personal story. I am an only child, so my parents and grandparents are the extent of my family.  My most treasured recollections...

You can put me in TIME OUT anytime!

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I’m a proud member of the MOMS Club of Valrico and, as a mom with postpartum depression, I like to keep busy, so I really look forward to our monthly Mom’s Night Out outings...

Easy and Adorable 4th of July Treats!

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I love the 4th of July and I’m always looking for quick, easy and inexpensive snacks to make the holiday even more fun, but I added "kid-friendly" to my search for this year's Independence Day...

Germs, Germs, GO AWAY…

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I've worked diligently to keep “sick germs” away from our little one. I knew it was going to happen someday, but I was hoping to delay the inevitable as long as possible.  It’s not like I was...

There’s no “I” in mother, but there is in village…

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I've always been a strong, independent woman, or so I wanted to believe, and I've never been good at asking for help or even accepting help whenever others offer. I wanted to be the PERFECT mother,...

Introducing Amanda: Wife + Stay @ Home Mom = “Domestic Engineer”

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Hellooooooooooooooooo Tampa Bay Moms! I'm so very excited to be a new addition to the Tampa Bay Moms Blog contributor lineup! So, what makes me unique? Well, I celebrate two birthdays every year. I was forced to undergo tedious brain...