Amanda Krahel

Amanda was born and raised in San Diego, California. In 2016, she and her family packed up and took the 1,500 mile trek to north Texas, happily settling in Collin County. Amanda was a hairstylist in California, but is currently taking a break from the world of beauty to care for two young beauties of her own. When she’s not chasing after her kids, sprinting through the neighborhood with her high energy dogs, or vacuuming her house like a mad woman, Amanda enjoys exploring Texas, shopping, cooking, and catching up on her favorite television shows. Although she sometimes misses the palm trees and salty ocean breeze, she is proud and excited to call Texas home. Stay tuned for more on her adventures living the SAHM life in Collin County.

Snipper’s Remorse :: A Story of Vasectomy Regret

The second I found out I was pregnant with baby #3, I simultaneously knew this would be the last baby for us. After all, we were supposed to be done after two and this...

Mom Personality Traits by Zodiac Sign

Astrology is so captivating. Some people think it is nonsense, others can't start their day without reading their horoscope. Chances are, if you're reading this, you probably have some interest in the zodiac. Find...

A Schedule-Free Approach While Kids are Out of School

I see you, moms, with your color-coded, minute-by-minute schedules. I see your beautiful attempts to maintain a civil household, entertain, and promote learning. I see {and admire} the future successes you're going to have....

Taylor Swift’s “Miss Americana” :: What It Means for Our Daughters {and Sons}

Miss Americana released on Netflix today, and let me tell you, it's worth the watch. The documentary does exactly what a documentary is intended to do: it goes behind the scenes to show Taylor Swift...

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Am I the only one who feels like school starts and then, *BLINK* Christmas is here? Every year I am sure I have more time than I do to get all of my holiday...

A Mom’s Take on Monogamy

Are we really meant to be with one person? With the divorce rate as high as it is, it's hard to believe humans are capable of being with only one partner. Is a wandering eye...

5 Steps to Becoming a Successful “Mompreneur”

{photo credit: @christineblubaugh} I never imagined I would own my own business. If I did, it was what I considered to be a pipe dream. Business owning was for a small, elite group. "I don't...

To the Mother of the Drug-Addicted Child

To the Mother of the Drug-Addicted Child, If you're reading this today, it's probably not you. Your kids are young, full of spirit and passion. You may know someone who has dealt with their child...