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Author Archive for Amanda Hamilton Roos

About the Author:

Mandy was born a little bossy. In her first career, as a high school English teacher, this came in handy. Now, deep into her second career as mother, she finds it indispensable. When she's not ordering people around, she tries to show them all that she really does love them by cooking a lot of tasty food. Until recently, she and her husband have lived nomadically and she still misses every place she has lived, especially Mexico. If you have a good tamale recipe, she'll be your friend for life. She blogs sporadically at The Five Kangaroos
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Parenting Like A Teacher

Parenting Like A Teacher

Teaching is a huge part of motherhood and a skill many of us want to improve. Who better to learn from than a professional teacher? In this post, Amanda Hamilton Roos shares techniques learned in the classroom that have helped her at home.
Emergency Substitutions

Emergency Substitutions

Emergencies strike all around us: we don’t have the special blankie on hand, or--catastrophe!--there is a hole in the tights just before the dance performance begins! Enjoy a good laugh as this delightful article shares some wonderful ideas on how to save the day.
My Home Is A Workshop

My Home Is A Workshop

In this photo-filled post, Amanda Hamilton Roos transports us from Einstein’s desk to the workshop of our own homes.
Bonding with Girls

Bonding with Girls

Have you ever struggled to bond with your girl whose interests only drift further and further away from your own? Amanda Roos found a way to spend time with her daughter while doing something they both love -- reading.
Built to Last

Built to Last

Are you outlasting the challenges of motherhood? Or is your endurance in need of some work? As mothers, we need to remember that we are built for the long haul—to outlast the hard moments, days, weeks, and years we have before us. We are built to last.
I See Me in Your Eyes

I See Me in Your Eyes

What we think of ourselves and how we view ourselves begins in our families. What am I doing, as the mother, to shape how my children see themselves? It is not only my voice that becomes my child’s inner voice, but mine is the first.
Playgroup Misadventures

Playgroup Misadventures

When you can’t speak the language, playgroup becomes a little complicated. And when playgroup adventures turn to disaster, there is nothing left to do but laugh!
A que te dedicas?

A que te dedicas?

When we think of motherhood as a job, as something we “do,” we begin to limit it. I’m not “doing” things all the time or “creating” children. I’m dedicating myself to creating a family, of which I am a part.
Child's Pose

Child’s Pose

Nothing is quite as relaxing as a session of yoga--until you get attacked by preschoolers. Enjoy a laugh as this mother shares her humorous (and all-too-realistic) directions for how to get through it.
All Hail the Kangaroo!

All Hail the Kangaroo!

I want my kids to feel a sense of belonging. I want them to believe deeply that they are a part of a whole and that they will never be alone in this sometimes lonely, disconnected world. I suppose I could laminate this sentiment on a piece of paper and stick it on the...
Spiritual Sundays: Matzah and Motherhood

Spiritual Sundays: Matzah and Motherhood

During Passover, we retell the ancient story of the Exodus. It’s an old story, brimming with metaphors and themes. But the one that always speaks to me as a mother is the one I crunch into with the matzah:When the time comes, you don’t have to be totally prepared. You just take what you have...
Book Summary: How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Book Summary: How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

I've read this book many times. Each time I read it, I find specific nuggets of practical wisdom that I can immediately incorporate into my parenting. I use it daily--no hourly!