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Amanda P. Westmont
Vancouver, WA
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1. What did you do in 2022 that you’d never done before? So many new experiences, but none of them are even remotely Facebookable. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2022 at Mandajuice
And I am beside myself. Alex was the reason I first started blogging. I had been writing about him long before he was even conceived, but I didn’t start publishing my love affair with him until he was 11-months old.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2021 at Mandajuice
About a month ago I went to refill my prescriptions, and I hate how complicated this is, but I’ve been on the same meds for more than two years, so my psychiatrist referred me back to my GP for maintenance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Mandajuice
1. What did you do in 2020 that you’d never done before? The biggest thing was I went almost three months without working, which I don’t think I’ve done since maybe 1990? It was difficult and illuminating and I learned... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Mandajuice
Am I the only one a little bummed that the election results didn’t provide a more lasting sense of joy? I mean, after the several days of torturous waiting, it was nice to see that our guy won, but the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2020 at Mandajuice
What an honestly weird year it’s been, both the slowest moving year of my life and the fastest all in one. I can’t imagine what quarantine would have been like without the joy this munchkin has brought to our lives.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2020 at Mandajuice
What an honestly weird year it’s been, both the slowest moving year of my life and the fastest all in one. I can’t imagine what quarantine would have been like without the joy this munchkin has brought to our lives.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2020 at Mandajuice
Here is Alex, the original owner of the birthday pumpkin pajamas: And Miss Ever on her birthday, some time before 6am: And here is her sister on her first birthday: And Alex, original owner of the pumpkin birthday jammies: Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2020 at Mandajuice
This isn’t my first rodeo and I STILL can’t believe how fast it’s gone by. She’s such a frickin delight of a human being already and we all just love her so much. She’s scooting around pretty fast on her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Mandajuice
My hands My phone Front register Front counter Front door (inside and out) Thermometer My phone Door knobs Waxing table & pillow Foot stool Mag lamp My phone Trash can Dresser (including each individual knob) Phone charging cable Vinyl chair... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2020 at Mandajuice
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 May 25, 2020 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
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
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
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
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
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