{Friday Five} Five Observations About College Students

It’s officially that time. My social media feeds are full of adorably posed children with brand new tennis shoes and backpacks. The store aisles are full of crucial supplies, like colored highlighters and fidget spinners. Whether you’re the mom who bemoans this time of year, or the one who has been marking days off the […]

Sticks & Stones and Monotones

I left campus last Thursday afternoon feeling fulfilled. Good at my job. Happy. Productive. If I’ve learned nothing else in this life, I should have learned by now to embrace those moments of calm contentment because they never last long enough. I have been blessed over the last two years with mostly nice students. They are courteous in class, friendly when […]

Staying Home with Sick Kids: How Peggy Ann McKay Ruined it for All of Us

Image: Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends We all know the feeling. Whether it’s having just enough of a cold that you can’t get motivated to do much more than microwave some soup and scroll through Instagram, or a full blown flu or stomach virus that has you genuinely pleading with God to just let you feel normal enough to […]

I Carry Your Heart With Me

Hello, friend! Welcome to my little dwelling place. I’m Amanda, the Literary Homemaker. I’m a working mom who blogs about family life and how to balance the joys and obligations at home with a full-time career. I always dreamed of being a stay at home mom until I was finally able to pursue my dream […]