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Parenting Advice From Mom of Five

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5 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Jan 04, 2017

If you have kids, chances are you have questions too. Raising children is the hardest but most rewarding job on the planet. Let's face it, nobody has all the answers, and sometimes our kids do, say or ask something that leaves us baffled.

How do I explain to my seven year old that the hamster died? At what age do I need to have "the talk" with my child? Why does my two year old put his hands in his diaper? How do I find a good babysitter? What makes an appropriate cold lunch for school? What kinds of chores are appropriate for my child? What are good options for healthy after-school snacks?

I have five kids from three to fifteen, and while I don't pretend to be perfect (all parenting is a learning curve I believe), if your child is ten or under, chances are I can offer you some scrap of advice from my own experience. As an added bonus, three of my children are on the Autism spectrum (Aspergers), so if you are also parenting a high-functioning child, let me know what you are struggling with and I will do my best to help.

I will answer up to three advise questions. Let me know what I can help you with!

Training & Qualifications


I am the mother of five children. They range in age from three to fifteen years old. As if parenting five kids isn't challenging enough, three of my children are on the autism spectrum (Aspergers), as am I.

Availability & Preferences


I'm usually around during most waking hours.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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About Amanda Halvorson

My name is Amanda. My husband and I have five kids and live in central Minnesota. We are working on getting back to the root of things. We moved to our homestead in 2017 and are working hard to get... gardens, an orchard, and small farm critters set up. My hobbies include pet care, animal husbandry, gardening, arts and crafts, being out in nature, photography, re-purposing things, and selling stuff online. I'm a stay-at-home mom, I love to cook and bake, and just hang out with my kids. I have extensive knowledge on dog and cat care, behavior, and training, as well as care and behavior of rabbits, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and red ear slider turtles. I worked in a small mom-and-pop type pet store for five years (my dream job) until they closed in 2013. I worked in pet rescue off and on from 1992 until 2013. The first few years I volunteered at a shelter, and the later years I ran a no-kill rescue from my own home. It's hard work, but totally worth it when you see a rescue animal blossom. I'm working on developing new skills all the time. I went through a jewelry phase where I made all kinds of unique jewelry, and for a while I made knitted scarves and baby hats. I want to get back in to crocheting pot holders again - that's a fun pass-time. I have very basic working knowledge of hand stitching and basic machine sewing and have successfully made a couple small lap quilts. I've made rice-filled heat packs - they work great! I'm hoping to teach myself how to make a cat scratch post at some point, and maybe learn to work with wood and nails to build my own rabbit cages. I've also experimented with painting, mixed media arts, drawing, and making homemade pet treats.show more

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