Born and raised in Green Bay, Amanda is a mother to two beautiful, bold girls that keep her busy. With a bachelor's and master's degree in education, her career focuses on teaching middle schoolers to foster the love of reading. Much of her free time is used playing board games with her children, using running & yoga to clear her mind, blogging about new experiences, finding and posting about great deals on her Facebook page--365daysofnewblog , and reading lots of literature.

13 Alternatives to Trick or Treating

If there was one holiday that follows the most social distancing protocols, it has to be Halloween. Most kiddos are already wearing masks, person to person contact is under 15 minutes, and it is...
Free Books

7 Ways to Get Free Books

One of the greatest pastimes for many--myself included--is getting lost in a great book. Readers alike all have their own habits, interests, and intricacies.  Some are hoarders, snatching up every book they can get...

6 Surefire Ways to Stick to a Fitness Routine

At the start of the new year, many are ambitiously setting fitness goals and formulating health-related resolutions with great intentions to set a routine for the entire year. January is not so bad. The...
cold & flu season

7 Tips Beyond Hand Washing to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

'Tis the season for germs. No matter how much one tries to avoid it, this time of year there are sick people all around--especially true right now in Wisconsin with flu season in full...
family experiences outdoors

5 Ways to Teach Kids to Appreciate Experiences Over Things

How many times have you thought Wow, we have a lot of stuff! or said to your kids, "Can't you just be thankful?"  In a world where everyone is constantly inundated with things, it...
Cold-Weather Race

Don’t Let Winter Weather Stop You From Running These Area Races!

Earlier than expected, winter weather is here--and likely to stay. Being stuck inside with kids, finding ways to exercise, and making time for oneself, are hard to come by as a mom. Complaining aside,...