Taking Year 32 by the proverbial “balls”…


As a teacher who has encouraged hundreds of students on their writing journey and challenged them to publish their work, it is time for me to put on my big girl panties and dive into the blogging world–just in time for my 32nd birthday!  While brainstorming topics I feel I am somewhat skilled in, there was a loud, persistent voice in my head that kept asking me When are you going to have time for that?  You don’t even have time to go to the bathroom by yourself without a little rugrat bringing you a book to read or bellowing for snacks!!! 

Well, I decided that I am going to devote my blog to what I do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year…raise my two rambunctious little boys.  This blog is also serving as a sort of gift to many of my fellow mama’s and mamas-to-be, for I will be exploring the nooks and cranies of childhood fun in Chicagoland and reporting my adventures to them. I am so thrilled to have met so many wonderful new friends on my motherhood journey and I am sure I will feature some of our play dates here.

So, without any further ado, and since my youngest is whining and my oldest is kicking on the mutual wall between their rooms instead of quietly playing or sleeping, I’m published!

–Amanda 🙂
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  1. Jules Ruud says

    I know, I’m a creep. I’m going back and reading your blog from the beginning. We started our blogs one week apart. Great minds think alike. I love that you knew your focus right away, though. I think I’m still trying to figure mine out, hahaha.

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