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.

The Top #MOMLIFE Guilty Pleasures

Once you enter motherhood, there can be a lot of guilt that puts a damper on daily life. "Mom guilt" is a hot topic in the parenting world, but let's redirect that narrative for...

Balance Does Not Exist

Balance does NOT exist.  In modern motherhood, that is.  No matter how often "perfection" is ingrained into our social media-absorbing brains throughout the day, the reality is that perfection is a portrayal, not an attainable lifestyle. The...

Easy Summer Trends To Try Now

Summer Trend #1: Black & White To the point. Sharp. Clean. Timeless. So much potential.  Solid black or white pieces are far from simple wardrobe staples. Right now they are being worked in all new ways...

Everything About Parenting Scares Me

Let's face it; we live in a terrifying world. Information is overly abundant, mental illness is more common than not, working {only} 40 hours a week is a thing of the past, people are...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Screen Time for Kids

If you think I'm here to preach the proper amounts of screen time and toddler-to-tablet ratios, you've got the wrong idea. Just the opposite, actually. I use television to entertain my 2.5 year old...

Mom Must Try: The Barre Code Plano

This post has NOT been sponsored by The Barre Code. The following content and opinions are 100% derived from my own experience.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be publishing a variety of health and fitness-related...

The Ultimate Mom-ME Guide for the New Year

I am all for self-care, taking time for yours truly, the whole "you can't pour from an empty cup" movement, etc. I also know how hard it is to take even one moment for...

I HATE Asking for Help

Deep down, I know I can't do it all. The phrase "there aren't enough hours in the day" has never hit home for me as hard as it did this last year. Adding the...