Amelia Mansfield

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Amelia Mansfield is a native Ohioan transplanted into Memphis in 2018. She cohabitates with her doctor wife, daughter (born December 2018), cat, and dog in Midtown. Amelia works from home as a full time city planning consultant while caring for her daughter. She’s an enthusiastic bicyclist, mediocre runner, gardener-in-training, and lover of coffee, bourbon, and cats. Amelia is an introvert in an extrovert’s clothing and is always happy to make a new friend.
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Making Working from Home Work for You

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Working from home: some of us do it out of choice, others out of necessity. Some with set schedules, others with more flexibility. Some solo, and others with spouses, roommates, and/or children present. Whatever...

Always Wear a Sensible Skirt, and Other Takeaways from My Catholic Upbringing

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You caught me: guilty as charged. Catholic guilt that is. I’m two years into parenthood, and the mom guilt is real: I haven't introduced religion to my daughter, but what is the role of...
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Review :: Oxford Toy Closet

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How many of you are overwhelmed by the sheer number of THINGS your children have, the money you’ve spent (or wish you could spend) on toys, and determining just which toys the kids will...
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Friday Favorites by Amelia

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I used to dread being asked questions about my favorites. It was tough to choose a favorite color or animal when I liked so many. It was nearly impossible to choose a favorite movie...

Recommended Reading :: Pride Month

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June is Pride Month. We’ve put together a list of great books that pay homage to the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re looking to give your child a broader world view or are wanting your...

On Having to Adopt Your Own Child

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What if it took you years to become a parent - years that included a variety of medical procedures, paperwork, tapping into your life savings, and regular disappointments – only to find that after...
Friday Faves

Friday Favorites by Amelia

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Call it COVID-19 times, call it couch weather, call it what you like: here is a list of five of my current favorites. Coincidence or not that they all start "C"? 1. Call the Midwife When...

Donor Sibling Registry as a Gift?

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It’s that time of year when my list of gifts to buy is long. Our family celebrates Christmas, and my daughter’s birthday is at the end of December, so that’s a doubly whammy. I...
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Thinking About the Girls Who Went Away: An Adoption Story

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I finally had some spare time to read for fun the summer that I finished graduate school. I walked through the doors of the public library and literally into a display of the librarian’s...
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Minimizing the Mess: One Mom’s Approach

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Long before TLC’s “Hoarders”, “Eat Pray Love”, and the Konmari Method, I found myself minimizing the mess in my life. At first, it was out of necessity. I moved 6 times in 18 months....