Author Archive | Amber Dawkins

thermostat battles

Thermostat Battles

I think my husband is a grizzly bear. And I’m not just talking about his snoring or the way he hibernates in his man cave for what seems like days on end. I’m talking about heat retention. You can see the difference in our temperature preferences in many ways: I want to go on a […]

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Omaha: The Family Getaway I Didn’t Know I Was Missing

Oh, Kansas City. You will always reign supreme as my home, my favorite city. However, if I’m being totally truthful, a recent weekend visit to another popular Midwest location almost had you dethroned. First, there was the quaint cobblestone and picturesque architecture of the Old Market district. The old-timey feel of its candy store. The […]

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A Change in Priorities

A Change in Priorities: Remembering the Importance of Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood

My mind has been spinning with questions since May 4, 2012. It started the moment I finally saw the word “pregnant.” First, my questions revolved around what I was putting in and on my own body. What superfoods would support my baby’s growth and brain development? Which household cleaners and chemicals should I avoid? Should […]

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Parent-Teacher Conferences: The Unspoken Truth

Parent-Teacher Conferences: The Unspoken Truth

Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner. What if I told you that bubbling right below the surface is a conversation that your child’s teachers would love to have with you – but probably won’t? It’s a conversation that needs to be had for the benefit of your child, but it isn’t an easy one to start. Its overall […]

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Extra Cuddles: Filling Up in the Stillness

Extra Cuddles: Filling Up in the Stillness

Toddlers are exhausting. They are sweet, funny, adventurous, quirky and surprising. But they are also constant, moving, needing, questioning… exhausting. Mommies do a lot more giving than receiving, and at the end of the day, our tanks (both physical and emotional) are often running on fumes. Well, this mommy refuels on cuddles. (And the occasional […]

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