Hi! I’m Amanda. I am the wife of Brandon aka Mr. Mommy High Five and a stay-at-home mom to 5 little squishes, who you will frequently catch poking their cute little heads in here on this site.
My days usually consist of boogers, diapers, cry-whining (that’s when one proceeds to whine at high pitched levels while crying out insanely at the top of their lungs at the same time) because their sandwich was cut into rectangles instead of triangles, complaining about unmatched socks or wearing the wrong shirt when they picked it out in the first place, spilt milk every.single.day., epic tantrums of epic proportions, hangry squishes because I can’t keep up with all the food they eat, empty toilet paper rolls (but only empty when it’s my turn to go), mess mess, mess, and more mess, peanut butter hands in my hair, and at least one incident where someone punched or hurt someone else and now we are back to the cry-whining.
My day is also filled with “I want to marry you when I grow up”, giggles for days, impromptu dance parties, chasing the littlest squish who just learned to run around the kitchen, tickles, “I love you’s”, blanket snuggles, awe and amazement as I see them experience something new, little notes that I can’t make out but I know they say something great, sticky kisses and gooey kisses, drawings on my pillow telling me that even though my day was rough and I may have been a little hard on them they still love me, little chubby hands to hold, and so so so many more amazing moments that I could keep writing for days.
And that’s why I do it. That’s why I am a mom. Because the good outweighs the bad. I love my job and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I grew up in Utah, went to college in Idaho, married a wild and crazy guy who totally puts up with my wild and crazy ideas, we made some babies along the way and here we are. After having our last little squishy, I started taking a little time for myself and am on the weight loss journey of a lifetime. I am learning to love my time in the gym. I love to find healthy recipes that actually taste good that my kids will eat too. I love movies and music. I play the piano and can sing but not for others, maybe someday. I love brightly colored toenails, dig sunglasses, and flip flops are my shoes of choice no matter the season. I like warm hugs, summer and the sun and all things hot. Oh wait, that’s the Frozen movie playing the background. Although, I really do love all those things! I hate being cold, but
Oh wait, that’s the Frozen movie playing the background. Although, I really do love all those things! I hate being cold, but fix that by snuggling up in extra soft blankies (I keep a stash in all the main rooms of the house). I can totally touch my tongue to my nose, it’s a true talent. I gag/dry heave when the squishes throw up. I love to embarrass my kids any chance I get by singing terribly at the top of my lungs or breaking out in a hideous dance in front of their friends.
I’m a sucker for a great family vacation, as long as we are together I don’t care where we go. I am passionate about eating out at Café Rio. I am not easily offended, love to have good clean fun and need my girl’s nights out. I secretly play Super Mario on the WIIU so I can practice up in hopes to beat the squishes someday. I’m not really into reading but I do enjoy playing board games. I enjoy the thought of getting organized but don’t execute well because in this house it would only stay that way for .5 seconds.
I go nuts for warm chocolate chip cookies and hate pickles. I dream of being BFFs with Joanna Gaines from HGTVs Fixer Upper! LOVE HER!!
Mommy High Five is all about moms writing about what they find relevant and helpful to them, and sharing it with you. As you visit our site I hope that you find something here that makes your day-to-day a little easier no matter what phase of life you are in. This mom gig can be rough and I hope you get the feeling here at Mommy High Five that we are all in this together and we can make it through this crazy life with a little high five from someone who understands.
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