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Articles by Amanda Colbert

How To Baby: Making A Baby Can Be Hard

Earlier today, I showed my husband the cutest photo. An acquaintance from high school - a girl I grew up with who has since moved to Charlotte - had posted a series of pictures on her Facebook.

How To Baby: Preparing Your Temple

Take it from me - pregnancy can be really hard on the human body. Some women bounce back from pregnancy with nary a sign that they ever housed a second human on the inside of their uterus. Others - my...

Monday's Meal Plan: Mashup Mom Week Three

I'm experiencing a miracle, I think! The Mashup Mom Aldi Meal Plan is actually one I could see myself sticking with long-term. It's certainly the first one I've been able to successfully stick with fo...

How To Baby: Knowing You're Ready

The last few days, I've taken a bit of a negative bent on my "How To Baby" series. Let's lighten it up - this one is going to delve into some of the sweetest stuff of life. Hole onto your hats, mamas....

The Art Of Mom-Provising

My friends from the Bradley University Speech Team (hi, nerds!) and I have a saying: "Fake it 'til you make it." What that means is that even if you don't have your crap together, you act like you hav...

Find Free Therapy For Your Toddler

When my daughter was born, I felt like I was learning the ropes of motherhood all over again. I had been so focused on my son's development that I couldn't remember basics like - when is this baby sup...

CONTINUED: How To Baby: Deciding To Have A Baby

Yesterday I hit on three key reasons why you shouldn't have a baby - or rather, three scenarios to consider before deciding to have a kid. But three just didn't feel like enough, when my brainstorm li...

How To Baby: Deciding To Have A Baby

In my new series, "How To Baby", I share some of the wisdom passed down to me by mothers who came before me. Fair warning: I might include a dash of my own lived experience in there, too. My goal is t...

Throwback Thursday: Moms Of History

It's 2018 and being a mom has changed quite a bit. With social media overload comes a plethora of external opinions and judgments at every turn. Never before has so much parenting come under public sc...

Kid-Friendly Lineup: Netflix and Snacks

There is no chill when it comes to toddlers. So, no - family movie night will be very little "chilling". In reality, I'm going to be chasing my two-year-old back to the couch and telling him to stop k...

I Try The Mashup Mom Aldi Meal Plan - Week One

Remember when I spilled my little secret about The Mashup Mom? I love being able to help other moms with things I’ve picked up along the way. One of my tried-and-true lifehacks is using WalMart Grocer...

Free Summer Fun - Toddlers And Babies Edition

We’re spending the last few weeks of summer exploring our new hometown. Of course, we’re on a budget - and I’m always happy to find ways to enrich my kids’ lives and get out of the house. Mom life hac...

Meet Auntie Shady: Unlicensed Doctor And Bee Lobbyist

Tomorrow is our housewarming party, and a surprising portion of friends from all corners of the Midwest are trekking our way. We couldn't be more pleased to be welcoming them - but one in particular s...

Oh No! Chemi-killz!

As a parent, it's your sacred duty to protect your children from any harm that might come their way. Of course, what it means to protect your child has changed over the years as the dangers that our k...

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