Mandy

Mandy
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Mandy Lives in Standish. She is married to Cory, and they have a busy pre-teen son named Mike. Mandy is a full-time student and working mom. She has a passion for art and writing. For fun, she likes to go camping and swimming. She plans to finish a book over the next couple of summers and finish her degree in the next few years. Follow Mandy as she writes about her journey learning to navigate student life and motherhood.

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

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Cold and flu season... that time of year dreaded by parents and teachers everywhere. This year is no different in our house, except that there are more of us in school, at work, and going...

Subscription Self-Care: A Monthly Reminder to Hit Pause

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Self-care is so important in our lives, but it’s hard to do when you have children. It’s so easy to put it off for another day and suddenly it’s months later. Very often, we...

I’m the Mean Mom and I Don’t Mind

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I hear it whispered between the kids. I’m the mean mom. I bring healthy snacks and don’t let my son have soda. I make everyone take care of their garbage when they would rather...

Preparing For Unexpected Disaster; Having a Family Plan is Key

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Last summer, we had an emergency at my parent’s home. The electrical box overloaded, showering the room where one of my disabled sisters was sitting with sparks, starting several small fires. Smoke alarms and...

Food Troubles; Why I Make Two Meals

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Growing up, my family always sat down together in the evening and ate the meal my mother made for us. If you didn’t eat, you didn’t make something different. When my sister developed a...

The Importance of Teaching Our Children to Advocate for Themselves

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I always thought I was the daughter of a strong woman, raised to be a strong woman. I was not wrong. My mother did her best to teach all of her children to advocate...

Motherhood Isn’t The End: Moms Can Chase Dreams

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Motherhood Isn't the End. Moms Can Chase Dreams. When Bug came into my life, I felt like I was ready to be a mother. I thought I was giving up anything I hadn't done yet,...

My Son and Throbocytopenia: An Adventure in Disappointment

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The first time we knew there was anything wrong, we were at a Scout meeting. His nose started bleeding during the Pinewood Derby races. It seemed to go on forever and nothing we did made...

Infertility + PCOS: I’m Happy for You but My Heart Aches Just the Same

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We were so excited when we made the decision to have a child together. We prepared and planned. We knew what kind of space we wanted and we created it. We kept it quiet...