Author Archives: Amanda

Amanda is a married 30-something with three kids. She previously worked full-time as a clinical social worker in a homeless shelter for young mothers. She earned her masters degree while commuting to school and learned to share parenting and conflicting parenting styles with her husband. Now she is learning to manage her career, marriage, kids, and personal time. Amanda is also a writer, a continuously-trying-to-start-again runner, reader, cook, novice pianist, terrible housekeeper, and amateur juggler. She hates laundry. Contact Amanda by emailing mumblingmommy@mumblingmommy.com.

My Best Parenting Moment: Little Rituals

I could go on for days about everything I’m pretty sure I’m not getting right. Everything I know I need…

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Make Your Bed, and Other Small Ways to Manage Depression

Last winter, I was in the midst of a multi-year battle with bipolar disorder and depression. I had tried various…

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10 Simple Steps to Get Your Kids to do Their Chores

All over the Internet and in parenting magazines and books are tips and tricks to get your children to help…

Categories: Featured
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Fall Recipe: Apple Butter

Fall in my neck of the woods is apple season. Fresh apples fill the stores and apple baked goods and…

Motherhood and Mental Illness Recovery

Mental illness recovery takes a lot of work — especially when you’re a parent. For the past five years I…

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Fall is My Favorite – Here’s Why

Autumn or fall, depending on your word preference, is my favorite season. The air is cool enough to wear a…

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Kool-Aid Summer in Review

Before the kids were even out of school this year, I was making plans for summer. While friends of mine…

Musings on Motherhood: Elementary School is Hardcore

There’s no room for kidding around with three kids in elementary school. I’ve been out of work due to illness,…

Anniversary of a Goodbye

  Top: Mom with my oldest (my son). Bottom: Mom with my firstborn daughter. “Heaven is a place we can…

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Easy Peasy, Inexpensive Halloween

Looking for easy Halloween ideas? They could be in your closets, or backyard. Sometimes we cut back on spending on…

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