My name is Amanda (or Mandie if you're family).  I'm in my 30's.  I'm a wife.  I'm a freelance graphic designer. I have three kids, one with Smith-Magenis Syndrome.

I'm trying to figure things out as I navigate life.  This blog is a place where I share my story and rant about life.  My life with my kids that have a few extra needs.  My life with the weight that I'm constantly struggling with.  My life as a woman - turned stay at home mom - turned graphic designer.

I started this blog to find support as I lost 80 pounds.  Then life got in the way, so now I blog about just that - life.  I'm grateful that I can be at home with my kids, but some days I get the itch to get back to the real world - whatever that means.  My kids are my biggest joy and my deepest sorrow.  And while I may complain sometimes (or a lot as this blog seems to be the place I do it the most) I love my life.

I'm honest here.  I don't whitewash things.  Doesn't mean I'm always as negative as I seem, so please go easy on me.