Amanda Chambers

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Amanda is a mostly crunchy, stay at home, retro-loving mompreneur. She’s been married to her husband for 10 years and they have one daughter whom they proudly homeschool. Amanda, who lives in Saint Petersburg, is originally from Baltimore, Maryland but called North Carolina home for two decades, so you can say she has the grit of a northerner but the charm of a southern belle. Prior to staying home, Amanda was a college English professor. She’s now an author, writing coach, and self-publishing guru. She loves all things crafty and DIY, and can usually be found covered in paint or glitter.

6 Things I Wish I Someone Told Me Before I Became a Mom

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Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can't possibly be a manual for motherhood. However, there are a few things I wish someone had...

The Fathers of My Heart

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My parents divorced when I was young and I grew up without an active father in my life. Some would say this is a sad story, but actually it was a blessing for me...
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Lessons from Past Generations of Mothers

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As I celebrated Mothers Day a few weeks ago, I started thinking of the women who influenced my upbringing. I had the privilege of growing up very close to my grandmother and great grandmothers....

Eating Organic: It’s Not Just a Fad

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Many of my friends playfully make fun of me because I try to only eat organic and non-GMO foods. When I first started eating organic, they’d accuse me of hopping on a new fad...

The Homeschooling Questions You Really Want to Ask

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In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I’ve had a lot of people ask me about homeschooling as they try to make decisions about their children’s future in public schools....
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13 Books and Activities to Help Keep MLK’s Dream Alive

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Today, we celebrate a man of vision who sought to unify our country through equality and love. Yet, many of our children are only vaguely familiar with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and...
Life with a Child with Food Allergies, Allergens, Child Food Allergies

Life with a Child with Allergies

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Last week I read a news story about a 3 year old little boy in New York. He died as a result of eating a grilled cheese sandwich at preschool. He had a food...
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6 Questions You Know You Want to Ask a SAHM

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I’ve been a stay at home mom (SAHM) for just over four years. And in that time I’ve received a lot of questions about my decision to stay home.   Although being a stay at...