Author Archive | Amanda Blaum

My 5 Year Old Got Glasses

In the beginning of the summer, my friend mentioned all the doctors appointments she had to make for her kids, and one was the eye doctor. My immediate response was “why? they are so little! I have ZERO concerns about my boys’ eyes.” Oh the irony in that statement. Not even 2 weeks later, I […]

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Investing in People That Invest in Me

Being from New Orleans, you always have a connection to people. Friendships here go way back. I met four of my closest friends in the 4th grade. My husband’s three best friends went to kindergarten with him. We have “aunts and uncles” who aren’t blood relatives. Relationships run deep. Having been raised in a culture where the […]

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All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

At my first big girl job out of college I wore pantyhose (it was dress code), pencil skirts, blazers, and pumps to wash cars. I loved it. Getting dressed up for work was exciting to me. All of the years that I worked I really appreciated business professional attire. Of course I did my hair […]

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Saying Goodbye to Our Best Summer Yet

I’m not going to lie I was nervous coming into summer. We decided against sending the boys to camp. So that meant I would have the boys all day everyday for TWELVE WEEKS. I had visions of fighting, boredom, and losing my sanity. One of my fellow SAHM friends jokingly made a bet with me […]

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Let Boys Be Boys

I was an aunt before I became a mother. An aunt to a little girl. Then I became a mother to a little boy. Another sweet niece and sweet son followed. My nieces and my sons are different in a lot of ways. It is really fun to get to experience both sides. Motherhood is […]

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