Amanda has been married to her best friend, Nathan, for 8 years. They have three energetic boys (6, 4, and 3 years old), and a 1 year old baby girl! Amanda stays at home with her kids during the day and in the evenings, so to keep her sanity, she teaches essential oils classes. She is passionate about educating other moms towards holistic health and wellness. She also loves Jesus, coffee, reading, cooking, and finding creative ways to eat healthy.

When Your Birth Plan Doesn’t Go As Planned

I am what some call “crunchy.” I had backyard chickens for a number of years (until we lost them to a predator last Thanksgiving.) I use essential oils for everything from cleaning to sneezing,...

What Not to Say to a Pregnant Mom

  I am currently 40 weeks pregnant with our fourth baby as I write this post. I had debated writing it at all, because I didn’t want to appear like I was being overly critical,...

How to Keep Date Night {Even when it’s Hard}

Date Night. We all know it’s important, we know we should have a consistent date night, and we want to be able to go out with our spouse on a regular basis… But sometimes...

Our Favorite Easy and Delicious Summer Recipes

Don’t you just love summer? I know my family does! One of my favorite things about summer are its flavors: fresh tomatoes, watermelon, abundance of herbs… It’s a party for your mouth! So, I’m...

Vacation Bible Schools in Corpus Christi

Okay, parents, it’s that time again: summer vacation. Now, my 4 children haven’t started school yet, but I can imagine the mixed feelings that can come with summer vacation… The joy of having more...

Battle of the Vegetables

I always seem to run into a problem when my kids start to transition from pureed fruits and vegetables to solid foods. I could never seem to get them to eat their solid vegetables....
Taste the Earth and Sunshine- Start a Family Vegetable Garden, Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Taste the Earth and Sunshine | Start a Family Vegetable Garden

I was asked by my brother in law to describe the taste of a fresh garden tomato. I closed my eyes and said, “it tastes like earth and sunshine: a perfect combination!” There’s something about...