Amanda Gibson

Amanda Gibson
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Amanda is an upstate New York girl who married a Tennessee guy in 2011 and moved to Charleston the next day. They have adopted two toddler boys from South Korea in 2017 and 2019. She loves to share her heart ponderings and humor lent by beginning motherhood with her toddler who spoke another language. She has a background in non-profit work, but currently stays home with her boys. She enjoys her awkward floppy hound, assertive cuddly cat, but can't keep plants alive. In her "spare time," she loves to create, serve as drummer at her church, dance around the house, or provide harmonies/percussion for her sister's music.

Favorites Found in My Quest for Simplicity & Connection

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Welcome to our series Charleston Moms FAVORITES! In a season of parenting that feels especially hard, our team is excited to share some of the things that are making us happy and helping us...

I Painted My Nativity Scene Brown

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I painted the skin on my nativity set today. Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus are no longer white people. Last Christmas... As I was putting away my Christmas decor last year, it struck me that aside from...

Have Your Pumpkin Decor — and Eat it Too

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Happy National Pumpkin Day! It's a day to recognize an adored Autumn symbol that comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Today we're talking about some different types of pumpkins that make a magical...

My Kids Shaved My Head

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My hair wasn't damaged from heat or color. I liked the way it was cut before. I'm not sick. I wasn't bringing awareness to a disease or illness, or in solidarity, with someone I know personally --...

The Dog Days of Motherhood

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As we all know, motherhood holds long days, hard situations, exhaustion, and heated moments. For some of us, we're also mamas to some furry, tail-waggling, sloppy-kiss-giving babies in between. Today, National Dog Day is their...

Forget the Joneses: My Journey to a Simpler Home

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I have gotten to the point where anything in my home could break, and I wouldn't be devastated. I might feel a bit bummed over a few items, but I can't imagine feeling anger...

We’re Still at Home, and We Needed This

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Regardless of our employment status, most of us have been in the same emotional boat these last few months. I will add, some are more stressed than others: financially, relationally, medically, etc. Even though our...

Cocooning After Adoption

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Your new child's world just changed. Your world did too. And somehow you're to figure out how to blend those two worlds -- histories -- into a new normal, a new love, a new...
Thoughts on Coronavirus from a White Adoptive Mom of Asian Children Charleston Moms

Thoughts on Coronavirus from a White Adoptive Mom of Asian Children

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"Hey, baby, have you heard anyone talking about the Coronavirus at school?" "No. What's that?" My breath slowly released as I gathered my thoughts. When the outbreak began in China, quickly becoming international news and concern, I...
5-Year-Old Style_ Fashion Professional Reacts to Fashion Week Experiment Charleston Moms

5-Year-Old Style: Fashion Professional Reacts to Fashion Week Experiment

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Shortly after we adopted our son, some mornings he'd reach into my jewelry box and pull out the chunkiest, most vibrant necklaces for me to wear that day. Chalking it up to an "adventure"...