Amanda Edwards

I'm a stay at home mother who completely changed her career focus after having children. Based out of Colorado, I provide online counseling and mental health support to mothers and blog about the challenges of motherhood at I collaborate with brands to reach and help moms who could use more coping skills, resources, and a sense of community in order to feel better, be stronger, and shine brighter.

I have a couple of books available ranging in topic from 2 under 2 to sex after babies. I contribute to a variety of print and online publications on the topics of mental health, motherhood, body image, and eating disorders.

I live happily with my hero of a husband and two little girls who light up my darkest days while simultaneously driving me crazy.

An Unapologetic Request

For those of you who don’t know, my Body Love colleague and fellow self-care warrior, Sonya Renee Taylor is on a mission. Her project, named The Body is Not an Apology...more

I Hear Voices… but it’s not what you’re thinking

I hear voices. I hear them at night when I’m trying to sleep, when I’m alone in the house after dropping the kids off at daycare, and as I sit here, working on my computer after a long bedtime battle with the toddler. I can’t turn them off ....more

Finding #UnexpectedJoy in Motherhood

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by GiveForward. They’re on a mission to bring #unexpectedjoy to people in need. And I love that ....more

A New Beginning with #TargetWedding (giveaway!!)

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Target. This could include Target...more

Body Love and a #BootyRevolution

Recently, my fellow Body Love Warrior and musician extraordinaire, Meghan Tonjes, had a picture of her butt removed from Instagram. In case you haven’t heard yet (the story is viral, where have you been?), Meghan posted an Instagram picture of her underwear-covered bottom, something she does on the regular because she is a model Body Love student and loves the heck out of that tushie of hers and can you blame her? The photo was flagged by an Instagram user as being pornographic/mature content ....more

Falling in Love with Blogging Again with BlogHer

You may or may not know this if you’re not a blogger, but doing what we do is hard work! Especially for mothers who are balancing kids, home maintenance (which reminds me I still need to call an electrician), and other work obligations, blogging has a tendency to ebb and flow in sort of a love-hate relationship. For me, blogging is actually a pretty small piece of what I do professionally ....more

Postpartum Anxiety and a Baby Bunny

The afternoon I returned from speaking at the Mom 2.0 Summit, I was exhausted from the trip, the networking and all the brain stretching but feeling refreshed thanks to the much needed break from the kids. We were feeling ambitious and craving sushi (because who...more

Target Pharmacy Kicks Some Booty #TargetSponsored with #giveaway

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Target. Thanks to their generosity, it is my pleasure to not only share some kickass info with about Target Pharmacy, I also get to give away some $ so read on and be sure to say ‘thank you’ to the peeps at Target! Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target ....more

Should You Throw an All-Out Party?

It’s that time of year, people! Spring is in the air and birthdays are everywhere! Personally, birthdays have never been a big deal for me so when I was approached by the lovely Ava Simmons to write a guest post about kids birthday parties, I couldn’t say no! ...more