Welcome! I’m Amanda!

I am a 30 year old gal with a love for morning coffee, sunshine, red wine,  traveling, writing and creating. I am the owner of Amanda’s Great Idea, a blog focused on parenting through the working mom lens. My full-time job is in the health care field, and I also work as a freelance writer and editor.

I crossed off a major bucket list item when I met and married my husband Chris in 2012. We have had many adventures just the two of us, living in three states and traveling to quite a few countries since we were married.


Together, we crossed off the ultimate bucket list item when we became parents in April 2016 to the most amazing twin girls, Reagan & Gemma. The girls proved their resiliency from day one, having been born 2 months premature and spending more than a month in the NICU. They have come such a long way; they are now enormous and eating us out of house and home. They are the loves of our lives.

The Story Behind Amanda’s Great Idea

From a young age, I have been a creator. I started playing the violin at age 8 and studied it through college, earning a bachelor’s degree in music. I was the homemade gift queen, and still am to this day (anyone need any coconut oil lip balm?!). In the early 90s, I used to design birthday cards on my family’s computer and print them on the printer paper that came perforated together with the holes on both sides. All my cards were branded with “Amanda’s Great Idea” on the back, as would all my future projects and creations.

In honor of Gemma & Reagan’s first birthday, I wanted to finally document their birth story for others to read. As it turns out, I have a lot more to say. This led me to my latest great idea…welcome to Amanda’s Great Idea [digital edition]!!

Do you have a question, want to collaborate, or just want to say hi? contact me here!