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Amanda Shaffer

Amanda is a stay-at-home mom and wife. Momarazzi and coffee addict. Originally from a small town, she is navigating motherhood and her new city all at once.

Tips and Tricks for Exclusive Pumping

I am just four weeks into my breastfeeding journey with my second child. With my first child, I made it 14 months as an exclusive pumper, also known as an EPer. It is a...

Going Beyond the Jack-o’-Lantern with Your Littles

It's officially my favorite time of the year. The air is brisk, the apples are ripe, and the pumpkin patches are open! While you won't find me with a pumpkin spice latte in my...

Making Homeschool Fun for Your Littlest Learners

As I enter my second year of homeschool with my four-year-old for preschool, I wanted to share just a few things that I learned from my first year for those who may find themselves...

Take a StoryWalk® In + Around Lansing

Do you have little ones who love books? Does your family love the outdoors? Well then, the library has installed the perfect activity for your family – the StoryWalk®. What is a StoryWalk®? A StoryWalk® is...

Murals In + Around Lansing and How to Find Them

After first moving to Lansing and taking a quick tour of the city, I was amazed by how much art touched the city. Lansing's art scene is truly inspiring, and the artists that have...

Photo Tips for Documenting Daily Life

While family vacations are being postponed and summer camp has been canceled, many families are finding themselves at home enjoying each other and a slower-paced summer. Don't pack away your camera just yet! I...

Introducing Amanda Shaffer…a Greater Lansing Area Mom

Hello! My name is Amanda, and I am newly located in the Lansing area and am thrilled to be a part of Lansing Mom. About Me I am currently a stay-at-home mom to a four-year-old boy...

When the Storm Passes and the Rainbow Baby Arrives

I had just returned from a week-long trip of spending time with my niece and nephew while my sister and her husband were on vacation. I was fatigued and nauseous. Watching my own three-year-old...

Ways To Blow Off Some STEAM With Your Child

Are you and your littles finding yourselves at home with a lot of time but little to do? I have compiled five of our easiest and most accessible STEAM activities that grow those brain...