The girls over at 5MinutesforMom.com are so awesome to put this event together every year and I truly appreciate their generous time and efforts to make this happen.
My name is Amanda. I live in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and am a proud Canadian. I have two children; a 5 year old son and a newly turned 9 year old daughter. I absolutely love children and I ADORE babies, in fact one day I am considering becoming a Doula so that I can support pregnant and new Moms and HOLD LOTS OF BABIES! I am a former Kindergarten and music teacher. I taught until I had children and have been fortunate enough to stay home with them. My hobby of blogging has turned into my job and I feel so blessed to say that I absolutely LOVE what I do and I look forward to working every single day!
I love to talk about children, about raising children and about parenting. In fact, one of my most current blog posts explores the topic of what age can children begin walking to school alone? I enjoy talking with other parents and helping them to brainstorm ideas to help them with their current challenges. We all know that parenting is a super tough job, but the one thing we constantly need to remind ourselves of is that “this too shall pass” and “everything with children is a phase”. Those are my words to live by, they are what help me through those challenging moments as a parent.
My kids and I love to do crafts and our kitchen wall is covered in their beautiful artwork topped with a quote from Picaso “Every child is an artist”. Every Wednesday, I share a featured child friendly craft or activity along with a linky where other bloggers can link up their fun ideas for children!
My favourite recipe to date (that Stacey introduced me to) is for our No Knead Bread. It is the fastest, easiest and TASTIEST bread that I have ever made!
It is no secret that I adore babies and that is part of why I love my other job as Social Media and Community Manager for a great subscription box company for new and expectant Moms called MommiesFirst. I love helping pregnant and New Moms and enjoy engaging in meaningful conversations with the MommiesFirst community.
MommiesFirst is giving away a box during the Ultimate Blog Party!
This company sells all natural Shea Butter products and they truly have a lovely story and are committed to helping women in Africa make a living. You can read my post about how their Shea Butter turned my feet from an ugly, dry sight for sore eyes to feet that I am proud of showing off.
A VITAMIX BLENDER GIVEAWAY!