After Hours With Amanda

By After Hours With Amanda

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A Parenting Podcast that's not just for Parents. Share part of your day with me while we talk life, parenting, motherhood, Taco Bell favorites, and the deliciousness of a Mcdonald's coke among other things. Support this podcast:

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Clean Your Plate & Forced Apology Mentality- The Silencing of Our Intuition

Hey Happy Humans! Were Back for another episode where we dive into this idea surrounding the "finish your plate" mentality and the "You better apologize now" mindset and how we inadvertently teach our tiny humans to not learn the skills they need to listen to their intuition and learn the skill of empathy. Come along for another rabbit trail adventure with me, myself, and I as we dive into some chit-chat and sleepy-time tea. 

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Jul 14, 2022
Hi! We're Back; Let's take a Deep Breath

It's been a minute, but we're back! I have been taking the week of socials so we are going to jump back in as y'all have been so kind sharing in my DM's and comments you've been waiting. This episode is a restart and a possible reset- she doesn't have a total point but I hope it has something for you. 

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Jul 05, 2022
Ep. 31: You Asked- I Answered: My Trauma Dictated Dating Life

TW: In this episode, I broadly touch on sensitive subjects so I wanted to give you a heads up. So many of you have requested a dating episode speaking specifically to my dating life and experience and as always I wanted to be honest with you. 

In this episode, I share how I unknowingly was guided by trauma when it came to dating and how now literally decades later I can see how that directed the relationships I was in before meeting Blake who was the complete opposite THANK GOD! I honestly was so unsure with this episode but eventually ended up deciding to post it. I hope that it encourages you in any way and if you feel it is meant for someone please feel free to share. Also, I have included several hotlines that I hope help if needed. As always; I love you, Happy Humans. 

Substance Abuse Hotline- 1-800-662-4357

National Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273-8255

National Sexual Abuse Hotline- 1-800-656-4673 

National Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-800-799-7233

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Mar 10, 2022
Ep. 30 The Toxicity of Achievement Culture

In Episode 30 we dive into the idea of Achievement culture and the toxicity it creates in the cycle of life. It starts from the womb and follows us to the tomb whether it's in early developmental skills like walking, talking, or school even as young as reading, and follows us to college, jobs, careers, etc. The idea is that we have to always be doing more, being more, and attaining more. We talk about how this hinders us not only as parents but as individuals as well. Come join us for the whole episode and also hear all about Trader Joe's new pineapple juice discovery! As always I'm happy you're here and thank you for listening. 

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Mar 04, 2022
Ep. 29: The Certainty of Being Uncertain

Did you ever grow up thinking that because your parents were adults they knew everything and the exact reason they did the things they did? That every decision they made they were doing it because they were certain and had knowledge only an adult or parent would and at some point we would reach an age and magically that knowledge would arrive for us? But as time went on and you graduated H.S., went to college, tried to find a job, figure out a career, or even got married and had kids you realized you still felt completely unsure of if everythinG you were doing you were right; like how did your parents know because if you were honest you still felt like a clueless kid? 

In this episode, we touch on the idea that the only thing we can really be certain of especially in the last 2 years is that nothing is certain and that with so many things uncertainty is the only thing we are certain of. We touch on the fact that sometimes being uncertain can put us in a place of being on the defense and what we can do to help ourselves when that happens and a fun question to ask provided once again by Blake and I's old pre-marital counselor. Regardless it will hopefully be a good time that encourages you and reminds you that I am so grateful you're here. 

Can't wait for it!



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Feb 04, 2022
Episode 28: Catching Up- Chatting Marriage & Therapy Things

AHH! You'll how happy am I to be back and kicking off a whole new year with you with new episodes dropping every Friday; honestly, why didn't we do this already?! I love that we get to kick off the weekend together. I brought my McDonalds coke to this episode so grab your favorite drink while we catch up. We're talking all the things from Therapy updates, Inner Child things, and some fun tips from our Marriage Therapist Karen we saw before Blake and I got married. Honestly; I want to get Blake on an episode so stay tuned for all that! I can't wait to spend time with you! 

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Jan 27, 2022
Holding Trauma- Where Have I Been? Update

It's been a hot minute! In this episode, I take some time to update you on what I have been up to and where I've been. We also talk a bit about therapy and the things I didn't know and am learning. 

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Dec 18, 2021
Mental Health- The Oil Change We Ignore

In today's episode, we dive into the topic of Mental Health and the taboo stigma that still even in 2021 surrounds it in many conversations. So take a minute and come listen and possibly change your mindset on the idea of Mental Health and what we might need as indidviduals. 

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Sep 30, 2021
Parent Or Friend? The Choice They Want You To Make

In this episode, we dive into the idea of why so often people want to group Parents into categories of Friend vs Parent. Why is that a thing? What is it tied to and the choice I've made instead. I also walk through the steps I take when it comes to interacting with my tiny humans in any situation. Enjoy Episode 24 and be sure to share with someone you think will love it!

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Sep 22, 2021
Identity After Kids: It's Not a Power Struggle You Can Co-Exist

In this episode, we break down the idea that we are not the person we cant to be because of our Tiny Humans. This idea that we want to go back to who we were before kids, that in some way that person was better. We get down to the mindset behind this and the paradigm shift we need. 

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Sep 08, 2021
This Missing Ingredient of Self Love & the Journey to Find It

As we kick off Season 2 we start things off by talking about this idea of authenticity of Self Love and how it requires empathy. This season we will be talking about all the things and keeping it as chaotic as always. 

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Sep 01, 2021
Movie Parallels: Harry Potter & Trauma Scars

In this episode we talk about trauma and scars and how Harry Potter changed my life. 

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Jun 24, 2021
Movie Parallels and Parenting: Hook

This week we kick off our first-ever intentional series surrounding some of my favorite Movies and Parenting Parallels as well as just life in general.  So crack open a kombucha with me and let's talk all things, Hook. 

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Jun 02, 2021
Ego's & Parenting: The Default Setting of our Titles

We revisit the topic of our egos in Parenting and how this is a default setting based in the titles of how we are categorized. 

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May 26, 2021
Who are You? Identify and Toy Story and The Calluses We Create

In this episode, we talk about Toy Story and dive into the question of "who do you want to be?" 

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May 13, 2021
"Just Wait Till You Have Kids" When Ego & Invalidation overtake Empathy and Communication

In this episode, we talk about Mrs. Wilson the GOAT of 1st grade, my Starbucks Oatmilk journey, and the most popular sayings of "Just wait till you have kids" and "Just wait till you're an adult". So let's dive in! 

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Apr 21, 2021
What You Verbalize You Internalize and So Will They: The Pitfalls of a "Do As I Say Not As I Do" Mindset

In the episode, we discuss the idea that all the things we tell our tiny humans won't change what we show them. Because what we verbalize we internalize and so will they. 

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Mar 31, 2021
Losing My Religion and How I Found My Relationship

Amanda shares her testimony and faith and how she lost her religion and began her relationship. 

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Mar 24, 2021
You Don't Need to Stay on the High Horse- Shifting Your Parenting Mindset from Power to Empowering

In this episode we talk about shifting our ideas as Parents and People to not needing to be in Power but rather seeing each relationship as an opportunity to Empower our tiny people on the journey of life. 

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Mar 10, 2021
Ego and Others Opinions. & Why Sparing the Rod WILL NOT Spoil the Child

In this episode, we touch on the topic of Spanking. There is a ton of research that shows this as an ineffective method when it comes to discipline as well as scientific reasons this can have long term effects but we don't dive into those as deeply as we touch on what motivates as in those moments and how those tie to our Egos and Other Peoples Opinons. 

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Mar 05, 2021
The Re-Traumatizing of Our Inner Child: Are you Projecting or Protecting

In this episode, we dive into One Tree Hill and Dan Scott and so much more when it comes to why we make decisions as adults or parents. Are we trying to protect them or are we merely projecting our own wounds onto them again creating an endless cycle? 

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Feb 04, 2021
Breaking the Cycle: Your Tiny Human is Not Manipulating You

In this episode, we dig deep into becoming first responders instead of First reactors and changing our narrative around our tiny humans and teens when it comes to their emotional development. 

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Jan 22, 2021
The One Where We Realize Our Tiny Humans Are Individuals

Isn't it funny how we are surprised when our tiny humans don't do something we would or the way we would? I mean they aren't us... So let's talk about that a bit more. 

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Jan 13, 2021
I Don't Want My Daughter to Grow Up Resilient - The Day the Rubberband Snapped.

In this episode, Amanda enjoys a Taco Bell bean burrito & McDonald's Coke while she talks about the fact that being Resilient is something she doesn't want for kids and explains why. 

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Jan 06, 2021
Others Opinions Don't Own Your Identity

Besides delicious Danish Krinkles in this episode, we discuss my laundry and the power of other people's opinions and the Identity we give away. 

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Nov 26, 2020
It Doesn't Have to Be One Or The Other

In this episode we touch on the fear surrounding Motherhood and searching for the middle ground. 

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Nov 19, 2020
When You Have No Idea What You're Doing- You're Right

This episode focuses on the fact that when you feel underqualified to be a parent you are right; none of us are qualified. But it's time to change our thinking surrounding this. 

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Nov 11, 2020
Invisible Expectations- The Invisible Ghosts that Haunt Us

For this weeks, Halloween Week episode we are talking about Expectations as the invisible ghosts that haunt us.  Heads us the audio cut out for 15 seconds and I had no idea how to fix it but we're rolling with it anyways. It's just who I am LOL. 

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Oct 28, 2020
Misconceptions & Motherhood- Identity is the Name of the Game

This episode focuses on the Misconceptions about Motherhood when it comes to losing our identity as mom's but rather the idea we slowly unknowingly hand it over in an effort to somehow earn or live up to the standards we believe makes us a good mom. 

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Oct 21, 2020
Mom Shaming - We're all Just Crabs in a Bucket

What does the show Deadliest Catch & Mom Shaming have in common? Listen to find out what is truly holding us back as women & moms in 2020. 

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Oct 14, 2020
The Voice Inside Your Head: The Greyhound & The Bully
So often we focus on what we are feeding our kids and putting into our bodies when it comes to food but what are we feeding our children and ourselves when it comes to the voice inside our head. --- Support this podcast:
Oct 07, 2020
Identity After Kids- The Caterpillar or the Butterfly
Sep 30, 2020
AfterHoursWithAmanda Episode 1: Where do we begin?
Sep 24, 2020