My friend Jerri Ann, in all her wisdom, suggested that in lieu of an ordinary Secret Santa gift exchange, the members of Collective Bias should participate in a virtual online roast to get to know each other better and spread some linky love this holiday season. Super great idea!
So today I am pleased to introduce you to the lovely and talented Amanda, who blogs at Confessions from Household Six and Today's Military Spouse. The latter kind of hints at the meaning of her main blog's title, but you'll have to go there to discover it! (I spent the last two years of high school as a de facto Army brat and I did not know this term…)
Amanda is a stay at home mom, an Army wife and mother of two boys, ages 9 and 4. Since her older son was diagnosed with Asperger's and her younger son is is also on the spectrum, she has become a tireless advocate for special needs and Autism, especially as pertaining to education and the military healthcare system. She writes about what others might consider exhausting with a great sense of humor and understanding. Amanda is not afraid to make fun of herself or admit to using video games as a way to keep the kids at bay. I love how outspoken she is but she also backs what she says up with innate smarts. She is nothing if not pragmatic. Someone should really send her a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for Christmas. (Are you listening, Santa?)
I'm hoping to meet Amanda in 2011, in real life. Until then, I plan to visit her at Confessions from Household Six, on Facebook and on Twitter. You should, too!
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