Mom Files Episode One
It’s been brought to my attention (um, from myself) that I don’t post nearly enough personal posts here. That is about to change. Right. Now. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you likely see some of my daily life as a mom. The witty remarks my 4 year old makes, our conversations, the chaos that is my 2 year old….lots of things. They are pretty entertaining but they can be downright frustrating and mind boggling as well. Guys- being a mom is NO JOKE! I thought adult-ing was hard but mom-ing is way harder and don’t even get me started when you have to do BOTH in one day….ouch.
Pic Credit: My friend Maria, on her phone 🙂
So- let’s start from the beginning. Most of you know me by now but if you’re new to Amanda McMahon Photography, I’m Amanda. I am a donut and coffee loving 30 something, married almost 11 years to my high school sweetheart Brendan and mom of 2 boys. And a boy dog. All boys….all.the.time. It’s really not that bad, in fact, I love having boys. Luke is 4 (almost 5- and he reminds me daily as of late) and Ben who just turned 2 in march. I am a Wedding and Lifestyle Family photographer and have been for almost 9 years and a 2 time (as of Monday 6/19/17) cancer survivor. I have a self described Sailor’s mouth on occasion (though I do try and bite my tongue), consider myself a Cannoli connoisseur, target obsessed (who isn’t?) and a lover of Disney.
Pic credit: Catalina DeVore
For the record- I started this blog like 25 minutes ago, which is proof that mom-ing and working doesn’t always go hand in hand like you want it too. I’ve had to get milk, snacks, diaper change, and clean up a mess my 2 year old just made on the couch. With a marker! This is life, friends. It takes a strong (and slightly crazy) person to be a parent and an entrepreneur but we do it because we love it- both the kids and the business. In all honesty though- nap time is life. I won’t tell you if that’s meant for me or the kids, but either way- nap time is fantastic.
Get ready for some fun posts about my life as a mom/business owner! If you follow me on facebook, you’ll see even more laughs because my 4 year old is pretty clever and has a lot of fun stuff to say!
Pic credit: Melissa Barrick
And to leave you with a laugh- This was a conversation my 4 year old and I had in the car a couple weeks ago:
Me: “Oh man, I have to pee”
Luke: ” That’s too bad, you should’ve gone before we left the house”
Touche kid. Touche
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