Amanda Beda

Amanda is a working mom of two who has a passion for moms and the community that surrounds them.  A proud Arizona State Alum, Amanda obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work and has made her career working in behavioral health, specializing in childhood development and trauma.  Amanda grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and has a fond love of all things midwest.  You can find Amanda jogging around town with her son and daughter in tow, or enjoying a local craft beer with her husband.  

Modern Gents Trading Co. Review: Affordable and Fashionable!

Before having kids, I had visions of getting custom birthstone rings after each birth, anniversary bands and jewelry for every special occasion.  But the reality is that once children arrive money is allocated to...

Mox Shoes

This post was created in partnership with Mox Shoes - all opinions are our own.  As a work from home mom, I’ve noticed that my fashion, or lack thereof, quickly morphed from cute and casual,...

Gaterol Retractable Gate [ Review ]

*This post is in partnership with Gaterol. All experiences and opinions are my own.  When my husband and I made the move to Flagstaff, we were excited to find the perfect house to raise our...

YOU are my Why

Ever since I was in High School, I was one of those people who had a ton of acquaintances - but only a few close friends.  That trend followed me into my college and...
Doctor's Office

Mastitis : A Lesson in Listening to my Body

I was in those first few moments of bliss where your mind cannot tell if you are in a dream or reality.  My husband and I were on a beautiful island resort; drinks were flowing...