Amanda Mushro

Amanda is a mom of two and a yoga pants enthusiast. She's a master multi-tasker, eats Nutella out of the jar, and is usually writing with one of her children leaning on her.
Recent Articles

9 Things You Can't Hide From Your Kids, No Matter How Hard You Try

Even though we tell our kids they should never hide things from us and that we'd never hide anything from them, the truth is parents lie to their little ones all the time. And sometimes, you're pretty good at it. You can put on your game face and spi…
By Amanda Mushro

The One Thing To Do When You & Your Partner Feel Disconnected

Remember when your relationship was fresh and new and you and your partner couldn't keep your hands off of each other? You felt deeply connected to partner and their connection to you was palpable. But life happens and we get bogged down with respons…
By Amanda Mushro

What You Need To Know About Insurance & Your Breast Pump

If you're planning to breastfeed your baby, there's a lot you'll need. A quiet space to nurse, a nursing pillow for those early days, and a lot of patience in the beginning. You've probably already started looking at breast pumps, but you might not b…
By Amanda Mushro

Why We Hide Eggs On Easter? Here's The Truth

There are so many fun Easter traditions that you're probably sharing with your family this week: dying eggs, getting a basket of candy and treats from the Easter Bunny, and searching for eggs at an Easter egg hunt. While this spring holiday wouldn't…
By Amanda Mushro

9 Questions To Ask Before Sharing Photos Of Your Child On Social Media

One of my favorite parts of social media is seeing the adorable pictures my friends have posted of their kids. I love seeing photos of them dressed to the nines for a family portrait or videos of them goofing around the house. I can't help but hit "L…
By Amanda Mushro

How To Tell Your Kids The Easter Bunny Doesn't Exist In 5 Steps

It's pretty magical watching your kids wake up on Easter morning and find that the Easter Bunny has come to your house and left them a fabulous Easter basket filled with toys and sweet treats. But as your kids start to get older and begin asking ques…
By Amanda Mushro

9 Hidden Meanings Behind Fights With Your Partner

No matter how much you love your significant other and no matter how many adorable pictures you post of each other on Instagram, the truth is all couples fight. They fight about every day tasks and about big issues that really matter. But sometimes t…
By Amanda Mushro

25 Spring-Themed Baby Names For Your Little Blossom

Is there a more lovely season than spring? The weather starts to get warmer, flowers begin to grow, you can hear birds singing early in the morning, and the spring rain washes away the last bits of winter. Ah, spring, we have missed you so. Spring is…
By Amanda Mushro

11 Ways To Get Closer To Your Kid In One Day

When the chaos of my daily life slows down at nighttime and I sneak into my kid's rooms one last time to check on them while they sleep, I start to worry if I was a good enough mom that day. Did I yell too much? Did I tell them I loved them enough? D…
By Amanda Mushro

9 Ways To Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

Easter is right around the corner, and with that comes a long list of holiday traditions. If you have kids in the family (or are just a fan of arts and crafts), that may mean heading to the grocery store to grab a few dozen eggs and those tiny packs …
By Amanda Mushro

The Reason We Eat Corned Beef & Cabbage On St. Patrick's Day

Did you know St. Patrick's Day is actually celebrated all over the word? Here in America, on March 17, you'll probably see lots of people getting festive with "Kiss Me I'm Irish" pins, mugs full of frothy green beer, layers upon layers of green clot…
By Amanda Mushro

How To Make Green Jello Shots That Give Your St. Patrick's Day Some Flavor

If you're looking to get a little festive this St. Patrick's Day but you aren't loving the idea of a green frothy beer or a super sweet shamrock inspired milkshake, why not get your St. Patrick's Day party started with some small, jiggly, libations. …
By Amanda Mushro

How Much Sleep Do Parents Actually Need Every Night?

Before having kids you probably ignored those words of wisdom that you should "sleep now because you won't sleep when the baby comes." And when that baby came, they were right. Even if you are passed those long nights of constant crib-side-service f…
By Amanda Mushro

9 Fights All Newlyweds Have & How To Move Past Them Quickly

Oh the newlywed phase. It's like a year long honeymoon filled with passion, lust, and shiny new wedding presents. Or at least that's what it's supposed to be, right? That first year of marriage is also a time where you and your partner are figuring o…
By Amanda Mushro

19 Little Moments Of The Toddler Days You'll Always Cherish

Sometimes toddlers get a bad rap. Now I'm not saying they haven't earned it. After all, most parents have numerous cautionary tales of how they barely survived the "terrible twos" when the dreaded "threenager" reared its head. If you haven't met eith…
By Amanda Mushro

9 Things To Say That Will Help Stop Any Fight

I've never been the type of person that is comfortable with confrontation. Actually, I've spent a lot of time trying to avoid it, and because of this, I've had to learn how to make sure people in my life are aware of my feelings so that I feel like m…
By Amanda Mushro

7 Ways To Help Your Partner Understand Why You're Touched Out

You used to welcome your parent's surprise kisses at the end of the day. But ever since you've had kids, you find yourself annoyed and recoiling from their advances. There's nothing wrong with you — you're simply "touched out." If you spend all day h…
By Amanda Mushro

What Happened To Gunther From 'Friends'? James Michael Tyler Had A Good Life After Central Perk

When the rumor mill started that the gang from Friends were getting together for a reunion, the Internet lost its collective mind. The reunion turned out to be a televised tribute to Friends' producer James Burrow, but the excitement proves that Frie…
By Amanda Mushro

7 Ways To End A Fight With Your Child That Won't Lead To Time Outs

It usually happens when you least expect it and, more importantly, don't have time to deal with it. Something as simple as what you've made for breakfast or a request to turn off the iPad quickly escalates into an all out battle and you find yourself…
By Amanda Mushro

7 Ways To Tell Someone Not To Yell At Your Kid

One part of parenting that no one enjoys is disciplining your children. The way you discipline your kids is a very personal parenting choice. But what happens when you aren't the one disciplining your child? What happens when someone else yells at yo…
By Amanda Mushro