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 […]