Posts Written ByAmanda Rodriguez

  I started going to Zumba about two years ago. It was back when Zumba was the next big thing and women everywhere were rallying their work friends and mommy group mates to check out the newest way to dance themselves skinny. I fell into it too, because seriously, dancing is fun, working out kinda isn’t, and anything I could do to make moving fast and sweating more bearable I was interested in exploring. Like everyone else on the face of the entire planet, I loved it. I felt good, I got a little bit fitter, and I was having…

  Personally, I am not an amusement parker. I visit them, under duress, to please my thrill seeking family. I don’t like crowds, I don’t do heat, I hate being overcharged for random trinkets, and standing in line makes my back sore. Despite all that, I usually wind up having a blast in between bouts of screaming in real fear for my life and moments of feeling like I may truly barf up every single piece of the delectable funnel cake I devoured for lunch. Because dang it, I love funnel cake. And seeing my kids laugh uproariously at my…

Get ready for warm weather with cute spring shoes!

  Nothing says I haven’t updated my spring wardrobe like wearing knee high boots in May. I know, they’re adorable, and comfy, and you love them long time, but the time has come to put them away until at least September. I’m all for breaking fashion rules, but this is one your lovely spring dresses and I are both begging you to adhere to. What to wear instead? Oh, the options! Cute spring shoes for under $40! Block heels: They are way easier to walk in than those stilettos some people still rock. Now that a thicker heel is back…

Frederick Farms: The Cool Part About Living in the Boonies!

  Ten years ago when we decided to house hunt in Frederick County, the area was a much different place. Realtor: Well, technically, Frederick is a “rural” county. Me: “Rural?” What do you mean by “rural” exactly? Like, they have a Target right?! *insert panic face* Realtor: Target? Yes, of course we have a Target, I didn’t say we were cave people. But, we also have a bunch of farms. *insert sigh of relief* Me: Oh, ok. Well, just don’t find me a house by one. I can’t smell cows forever. Realtor: Okay, well how do you feel about a…

  I am NOT an outdoorsy person. It’s one of those things I feel particularly guilty about. Not guilty enough to like change it, but guilty enough to be like, man, I sure wish I liked being outside more because it’s kinda nice when I look at it from my window. And my kids. They LOVE being outside. They soak up all things active and outdoorsy. Swimming, hiking, biking, camping, snow boarding, spelunking (not even sure what that is, but I know one of them did it once). They are constantly begging me to do things that are miles outdoors-where-the-bugs-and-the-sun-are-all-over-you away…