Thanks for the bio.
I just read your piece on unfriending your daughter . As the mother of 3 daughters , I so related to you. My girls are now 28, 32, 36 ! Iam so happy we stuck to our beliefs and values
You are beautiful inside and out. Love you! XXOO
Still love ya. I know you are a very kind and caring person-a great mom
You are amazing !
I love and miss you, Amanda!
This hit home not only for mother daughter but for son also. We all go through this but I could never put it all so well.
I love your down to earth observations . You speak what every mother feels
DO U HAVE ONE FOR A SON?
Posting one about my son today! Follow my Facebook page, "No Grit No Pearl" for updates.
Love your blog!
Please add me to your list. I love to read them that my friend forwards.
Follow me on my FB page "No Grit No Pearl" for future posts! Thanks for reading Cheryl.
Please add me.
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Great stuff! I'm the General Manager of beingamom.life and would love to re-publish this & share with our 750,000 Facebook fans (facebook.com/fansofbeingamom).
Kathy, please email me at Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss. Thanks!
Rae Lynn Duffy
I want to thank you for your Unfriended letter. My 20 year old daughter sent it to me in a text today and said she thought of me when she read it. She is now a junior in college.
Good for you..She will thank you eventually.
That may take a long time..but it is better than the easy way where she never grows up and is still behaving like a 14 yr old at 35.
Hi Amanda! I am the editor of ForEveryMom.com & I would love to re-publish "Unfriended" on our site with full credit to you as author. Can you email me so we can discuss? email@example.com. Thanks!
Boys are way easier....
One, huge, question? I absolutely love Unfriended, but desperately need it for my 14 year old SON. I don't suppose you have any sons where you could pen much of those similar thoughts?
I think you are fabulous
This is so good. I remember telling my daughter this very thing. And now, she is posting your blog on her facebook page as she tackles raising a 4 going on 14 girl herself. Moms unite!
This is awesome told my daughter the same thing. Know we are best friends and she gets it👍🏻
A former hell teenager who is very successful now
Give your kid a goddamned break. Being 14 in today's day and age is tough. Give her some space to figure it out. Don't just give up on her, we all need to make our own experiences. It will be all good
She isn't giving up on her daughter you foul mouthed ass. She is letting her know the difference between mother and friend. She needs a mother right now more than a friend.
Ms Waggener, you are spot right on; parents do their kids a huge disservice, trying to be friends.
Hi. Love the title "No Grit,No Pearl" If you need advice on career, teen parenting: firstname.lastname@example.org Author of the forthcoming book, "How To Transform Childlike Adults"
AWESOME post! My strong willed daughter is now almost 25, married, and my very best friend. You'll get there, too! (Faster than you know!)
As the mom of a precious strong willed four year old daughter, your Unfriended blog post today hit home, I see my future in it! Your bio is great too, I think you are probably my soul mate
You truly covered the characteristics of adolescence. As a career high school teacher and administrator, I can tell you it will get better. Thank you for being the "active" parent and mom.
Great articles thanks
I love your Unfriended blog. This will help many parents who are faced with this monumental task of being parents not friends. Well done!
There is the other side of the teens, I promise, and you will have a great friend. My daughter is 23 and the article sounds like her!! We are friends and I love it now!!!
Absolutely love the Unfriended blog. I have a 14 year old daughter and every word of that was true. Thanks for giving me a good laugh today!
We are created in His image, but as it shows in the bible... We all fall short in some shape or form. The good thing He still loves us. Owning our mistakes and flaws is not always easy, but freeing!😘
) Thank you Amanda for this and your other shadows that are evaporated as you shine God's light upon them. Blessed by your writings.
Good stuff there, Amanda. You are going to put your therapist out if a job as you graduate and pass it in. Double whammy!
This is Great Mandy
Sandy Ruppel Hatton
This is great! Love it!
You always humor me, and I hope I can grow with you..I am along for the ride.
Proud of you, baby girl!
Love your honesty. Looking forward to your next update!
Awesome blog...can't wait to read more.
Thanks so much everyone for all the encouraging words!
Tell it how it is girl!
I think I'll stick around for a while. You make for interesting reading. And like you I "quit" my real job February 29, 1984. I'm really anxious to view the family Tree when you are finished.
Love love love your personality, always have! You totally should write a book! It would be the number one best selling novel! Way to go! Can't wait for more!
That was great!
Love it! Looking forward to more! :)
I hate Siri. "If the rest are this good"
If the rest of my day is good. I think you're going to get a lot of readers.. One at least.
Can't wait I read more! I'm sure I can relate to a lot of what you have to say. :)
Very relatable... Excited to see what is to come from No Grit, No Pearl! Miss you lovely KY ladies!
I am so excited to be following you! I AM mad you haven't called me to tell me you QUIT! I also LOVE your saying...No grit, no pearl. Never heard it before but I'm totally adopting it! Love you!
Thanks for sharing! Love this my beautiful friend! I see another one of your creativities is writing! Great job!
You have always had a way with words! Look forward to reading more. Love you!
Love it Amanda!!
You are a beautiful and amazing woman inside and out. We all have flaws. Isn't it great that God doesn't hold them against us? I'm excited that you are writing this blog! Good luck!
Lora Lee Floyd
Congratulations on the domestic engineer!! I love my job but that makes me a jealous person. I'm looking forward to more.
I think this is cool also! Takes courage to put yourself out there. Way to go!
So proud of you for finally taking the plunge! I love you and your creative writing ability.