It has come to my attention that I need a Flickr profile so here it is....

I was born in Nashville, Tennessee, raised in West Virginia, attended West Virginia University and moved to South Carolina after completing graduate school.

I have a very hard time living in the south with my liberal views. I always thought I would live in an urban area in the northeast but as you can see, I don't.

I always wanted to be a writer or a photographer and unless having a mommy blog and a flickr account counts, I'm neither.

I'm in my early thirties and I am a wife and a mother of two. I work outside the home full time and my hobbies include being driven bat-shit crazy by my G-unit (the kiddos), blogging, photography, and breastfeeding advocacy.

I'm very sarcastic and I have a hard time taking things seriously. I'm still waiting to grow up. Some days I expect someone to be mothering me rather than me mothering someone else.

Photos of Officially a Mom (6)

  • [Explore!] Look like the Cue Ball fear the others by Tom Phung | 0937261717
  • MEME!  :) by Angela M King
  • l_23b165f5b8a4ca660541eb6d9767952a by caverjules :o)
  • inspiration. by geneva_hicks
  • The gangs all here! by barbarianheiress
  • Some people..... by barbarianheiress

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    Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul says:

    "OAM is absolutely fantastic. Her Flickr stream provided daily smiles for me and I miss her photos! I hope that OAM, Lloyd, and their beautiful kiddos are doing well!!"

    October 28th, 2008

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    winglessangel383838 says:

    "They always say you don't realize what you've got until you lose it - this is true here! I knew I loved OAM's work - her humor made me laugh till I cried some days! Her photography is one of a kind - so very talented! Now that she's not around I miss her more than ever. :o("

    November 15th, 2008

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    *narly says:

    "I'm marrying her after Lloyd, and then we'll have some gravity-defying afrolicious choco-lait dork-babies."

    August 28th, 2008

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    K.Renee' says:

    "An awesome and extremely inspirational photographer! Each and every photo puts a smile on my does she do it? I don't know, but she's awesome!"

    June 21st, 2008

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    tom )º( says:

    "I think after all the time bothering you to make me F&F, once I got it, at least I have to write a testimonial for you.
    I know my english really raelly sucks, but I'll do my best.
    Amanda is the funnyest gal at flickr ever. I love her sens of humor, even when I'm a bit far to understand some of the "F&F jokes". She always inspire me to keep going on with my photos. I wish I have 1/10 of her creativity.
    Amanda, you absolutely rock, and you know it!

    June 8th, 2008

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    spring_peeper says:

    "I can describe OAM in one word. Dorkylicious."

    April 12th, 2008

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    catklein says:

    "Officially a mom is so fun and cute. I know there will always be funny and interesting photos when I go to her stream. She is a favorite. I want her to be my friend IRL. Whoot!"

    March 4th, 2008

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    < brian > says:

    "Amanda rocks, plain and simple.
    I love coming to her photostream.
    She's funny, creative, sexy, sassy, and probably one
    of the bestest, coolest moms on the planet!!

    rock on dork!! This dork love you!"

    February 26th, 2008

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    shannonkringen says:

    "i absolutely love the humor and variety in this stream of OFFICIALLY A MOM...dynamic, full of positive eNeRgY. some casual shots, some amazingly well lit great concept shots. very narrative work."

    February 8th, 2008

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    MeganJane11 says:

    "Amanda, I just found your stream recently, and have to say, your photos rock. You're inspirational, creative, colorful, and hysterical. I look forward to your posts every day, because I know they'll bring a big ol' smile to my face. Is that weird? You bring such light, humor and passion to your photos, which is awesome. Gah, now I'm gushing. Anyway. Love your stream, you're amazing, and thanks. :-)"

    January 13th, 2008

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    CoryMarchand says:

    "I am honestly no good at writing these, but here goes...
    Officially a Mom's (OAM) photos continuously amaze me. They are always innovative, creative, and uniquely hers. I mean who else is truly going to pump gas in their multicolor tutu all for the sake of her art/hobby/passion?! I love the realness, the emotion, and the laughter her photos evoke. Her wonderful work will always remain an inspiration!"

    December 29th, 2007

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    Leonor Acaso (iPhone MODO ON) says:

    "Amanda is great. She rocks!!
    She's funny, intelligent and a great photographer, and to open her site in Flickr is one of my favorite things to do everyday...

    Thanks Amanda!!"

    December 16th, 2007

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    Marietta Clicker says:

    "Amanda is a true West Virginian. She appears to love life to the fullest and her great sense of humor is truly an asset. She appears to be so much to so many people. I love to see her pictures, especially those of her two beautiful children. Keep those smiles
    going................they rub off.!!"

    November 27th, 2007

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    dreaming in blues says:

    "Amanda has a great sense of humor....even though I do not always get the jokes:-) I love her photos! She has a great talent with the camera.....her creative spirit is inspiring. She is the reason I started 365....She is just awsome:-)"

    November 24th, 2007

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    transplanted mountaineer says:

    "Amanda you are so awesome, I love looking at you photostream to see what crazy thing you have been doing lately. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photography of your family with all of us. It has been great seeing the Gavinator and Goose growing up! You are a true free spirit, must be the West Virginia coming out of you! thanks again"

    August 8th, 2007

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    .tara. says:

    "Officially a beautiful, talented, creative, kind, artistic, funny, smart, sassy, sexy woman that many of us look to as inspiration in whichever aspect of her life we share - Amanda has it all!"

    July 5th, 2007

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    Anna Maria Carina Raphaëla says:

    "Amanda is officially nice and sexy and funny and crazy ... I enjoy her real pics, she is very talented, do not change ! ... Carine from Paris - France."

    April 25th, 2007

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    Tojosan says:

    "Amanda totally rocks the self portrait genre of photgraphy. She's daring, fun, and knows how to turn cliches into something interesting. If you aren't watching the exciting stream of Officially a Mom, you're missing one of the best on Flickr."

    April 22nd, 2007

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    Dyxie says:

    "Officially a Mom is officially one of the craziest, wittiest, sexiest and hands down one of the funniest people on Flickr. Amanda is beautiful, has two of the most precious G's I ever did see, does almost everything nude and has the most proactive pair of breasts on Flickr. I look forward to her posts everyday. I know that Amanda will make me laugh, make me think, make me strive to be more and make me wish I could so a naked handstand. I adore this woman and share my adulation with the entire hemisphere. OAM for Governor!!!"

    April 11th, 2007

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    Lisa Røstøen | Fotografix Studios says:

    "Change the name to 'officially a cool, hip, smart, funny mom to two awesome G's' and you've come closer to the true Amanda. What can you say about her. Inspiring and so easy to talk to..a good friend and an even better mom (who is getting saucy behind her lens...I like that :) ).
    - Lisa"

    March 11th, 2007

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    InsideMyShell says:

    "I look forward every day to new brilliant shots of Officially a Mom. She puts the fun in photography but her pictures also often have a depth that touches you. Thank you for making me laugh and care so often!"

    March 14th, 2007

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    gaymay says:

    "Amanda's photos are absolutly fabulous. Her screen name is "almost" correct. She is (in my mind) "Officially a FUN Mom". I look forward to her photos daily. They lift my spirits! Thanx, Amanda!"

    March 6th, 2007

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    jwill9311 says:

    "Amanda always brings a refreshing humor and reality to the world of motherhood. I always look forward to how she is going to amuse and inform us today."

    February 10th, 2007

February 2006
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