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Amanda P. Westmont
Vancouver, WA
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One of my biggest fears about having a baby with Sean was that I would love that baby more than I loved my big kids because I love him so much more than I ever loved their father. It was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Mandajuice
I have no motivation to do ANYthing. Even small tasks like emptying the dishwasher seem huge to me. I just sit around all day entertaining the baby. She’s great, don’t get me wrong, but this is just way too much... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at Mandajuice
We are supposed to be on our way to Maui today, but instead I have this exciting to do list: Clean downstairs bathroom (done) Bring in the trash bins (done) Feed baby green beans (I forgot yesterday!) Do elliptical (doing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at Mandajuice
I’m normally such a workaholic, but I have to admit I’m enjoying being Suzy homemaker again. I’ve been cooking a lot more and catching up on laundry. I even worked out on the elliptical yesterday for the first time in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Mandajuice
We got word from the governor that all salons are shut down for two weeks. So we’re pretty screwed. I’ve sent out an announcement email and now I’m furiously texting clients to cancel their appointments. The truth is I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Mandajuice
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It was originally meant to be the day we got her tongue pierced but she chickened out at the last minute, not wanting to have a lisp at school. The nose-piercing (done by the rad and spectacular Nomad, who I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Mandajuice
Ever turned three months old yesterday! I’m really enjoying this baby, you guys. So much. I think it’s easier to enjoy her because she’s not my first baby, so I’m not questioning every thing I do, and she’s not my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Mandajuice
Alex had four friends over last night and when I woke up, $300 cash had been stolen from my purse. I am FUMING. I’m so good to these kids, you guys. So good. I’m the cool mom. The one who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2020 at Mandajuice
Things are always slow at work this time of year and I’ve been treating the frequent and lengthy breaks as my extended maternity leave. I used to freak out about the money part too much to enjoy the time off,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at Mandajuice
Compared to the last time I did this, I now have patience for years and can sit and happily hold Miss Ever for hours while she sleeps. But that also means I’m on my second season of Love Island, which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Mandajuice
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Genoa had a rough weekend of not sleeping well. We have no idea why, poor thing. This was the week I had planned to transition the big kids into getting up for school on their own. With Ever staying up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Mandajuice
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I’ve been feeling super guilty about not writing anymore. My big kids had their early childhoods furiously documented on my blog, and poor Ever has only had a few updates on Facebook (which I might repost here just so they’re... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Mandajuice
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I would be remiss if I didn’t pop in here for an update at the end of the most monumental decade of my life. It’s hard to believe that ten years ago I had a 3 year old and a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at Mandajuice
I want to preface this post by saying that 2017 was easily the best year of my life. I promise I’m almost done with my annual questionnaire and will post it asap, but I couldn’t resist the urge to write... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Mandajuice
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I used to dread Saturdays. It was the end of my work week and I always felt physically and mentally exhausted in a very specific way, a way I think most people associate with wanting to get the fuck out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Mandajuice
1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? This one’s gonna be a doozy: 1. First time I felt ready for a dog since Harry died. 2. First time I actually felt myself fall out of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Mandajuice
I think it's no surprise that I haven't written because I haven't been doing well since the election. I didn't particularly enjoy waking up to the news that 50% of the country hates me and everything I stand for. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Mandajuice
Lest you go thinking I'm some kind of saint, let me assure you that I'm not always able to extend grace like that. It was easy in this case because it triggered a strong feeling of injustice that I knew... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Mandajuice
I finally talked to the adjuster today and learned the other driver's insurance had lapsed a few months ago. I'm a little beside myself. I have uninsured motorists, so even my deductible is covered, but I would be lying if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Mandajuice
Before going to bed last night, I made sure to go out and start up my old Mercedes. I haven't driven miss Lola in over three months, but she thudded right back to life like only a diesel can (deafeningly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Mandajuice
Well, it's a good thing I bought gap insurance for my loan because my car was totaled tonight. The kids and I were on our way home from the movies and I stopped at a stop sign about a mile... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Mandajuice
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The strangest thing seems to be happening this year - I feel like I'm finally getting my shit together. For the first time in my adult life I seem to be able to keep my house together and the bills... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Mandajuice
I think I might have fired a client today and it really irked me and this is as good a place as any to talk it out with myself. This is a customer I've been waxing for over three years.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Mandajuice
Today I didn't have any clients until 2:30 and even then, only enough to keep me at work until 4:00. Normally an abrupt slow-down like this would worry me, but after five years I know it's just the ebb to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Mandajuice
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Today is Genoa's tenth birthday and I was totally okay with that until I sat down to write this post and then immediately burst into tears. Finding that picture didn't help, obviously. That adorable baby is TEN. I had a... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Mandajuice