Amanda C. (left) & Amanda P. (right) We LOVE a good brunch! Mimosa’s are our go to beverage of choice! I swear we don’t frequently wear matching sweaters. 

Hi everyone! Welcome to Unpolished Motherhood (formally Amanda Squared & Co.) In a time where seemingly everyone is SO busy doing all of the things all of the time, it is hard to carve out time to take care of your own well-being. Mom’s know this to be especially true! When we began this blog as Amanda Squared & Co., only one of us had a baby and we didn’t realize the full impact that would have on our lives. Fast forward two years and we have 3 kiddos between us and a fresh perspective on what exactly “self-care” means. With this revamped blog, we hope to create a space where we provide tips and insight on how to take care of yourself in the midst of motherhood.

We are two best friends from the Pittsburgh region of Pennsylvania who, you guessed it, share the same name! We met 7 years ago through our now-husbands who have been best friends for most of their lives. We clicked right away, which we always joke is a feat for two awkward gals! With so many common interests and passions, it was only a matter of time before we teamed up to work on something together!

Each Monday, we will launch a new post- alternating between the two of us. Occasionally, we would love to have a guest writer, so if you are interested in collaborating please reach out!

Some more about us… 

Amanda P.

Hi! I’m a social worker, animal lover and most importantly- a mama to two littles. My son is two and my daughter is 7 weeks old. I’m still adjusting to having two kids- the transition from 1 to 2 is no joke! I have been married for  4 years, though we have been together for the better part of 15 years. I love crafting, reading, writing, yoga and Ellen Degenerous. And don’t forget coffee. Is that a hobby? I also recently started a candle business, Sunday Morning Candle Co., with a close friend! Along with my husband and children, I have two dogs who are my first babies and two cats who mostly just use me as a food source and part-time shelter. I am passionate about helping people and I’m excited to use this blog as a way to do that!

Amanda C.

Hey! I am an x-ray tech, fitness enthusiast, self-love promoter, fur mama, wife and my newest/best adventure- a mama to our first baby girl, Reagan Elizabeth, who is 5 months old.  My husband and I have been married for almost 2.5 years and have been together for almost 7 years. We have a sweet English Mastiff pup who is 120lbs and insists that she’s a lapdog. I love photography, fashion,  personal development, doing yoga and other forms of exercise, reading and writing. I am also very passionate about helping people and letting other mama’s know that they are not alone in this crazy/wonderful, roller coaster ride we call motherhood!