Welcome! In October I’m joining hundreds of other writers for Write 31 Days. Every year bloggers publish a blog post every day in October. I recently began blogging daily so I feel like I’m already dressed up for the party.



If you are new here, let me introduce myself. Hi! I’m Amanda Espinoza. I’m a Texan married to Daniel Espinoza and together we have three kids whom I homeschool. This summer I began blogging every day sharing my faith, what I’m reading, our homeschool adventures, favorite films, and what’s happening in my life.


My tagline is “Forging a New Heart.” After reading BREATHING ROOM I realized my heart needed to change if I wanted a life of joy and calmness. My life is great, but I can be intense and stressed for no good reason. I knew I was going to burn out unless I found time to do things I enjoy – like writing this blog.


I am a huge fan of conversation starter questions to break the ice when meeting new people. Here are a few questions to get the party started. I’d love to hear your answers in the comments.

1. What actress would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

Ten years ago I would have answered Gwyneth Paltrow. Now I would say Cate Blanchett, because she would make my life more interesting with her brilliant acting skills. I’d also love Blake Lively to play me just for her impeccable hair. She inspired me to grow my hair super long again.


2. If you had a robot helper helper, what one task would you most like them to do for you?

I love cooking, but I hate cleaning dishes. A robot to do the dishes after every meal would be magical!

3. Name 3 of your favorite movies.  


Fantastic Mr. Fox, Lost in TranslationAmélie, and Lord of The Rings series. That’s technically 7 movies, but I couldn’t leave out Lord of the Rings. I find it amusing how the first movies I think of are set in imaginary or foreign worlds. I love how movie magic can bring a new universe to life and make me believe I am there.


This is my home page for the Write 31 Days link up. As I go along I’ll be adding a link to each post below.

Home Introduction
Day 1: 5 Places to Find Great Kindle Deals 
Day 2: Date Night :: The Martian
Day 3: Missing Saturday & Marriage Series Announcement
Day 4: Sunday Scripture :: Encourage One Another
Day 5: What’s Your Love Language?
Day 6: Being Quick to Forgive 
Day 7: All I’m Asking, Hey, Is a Little Respect 
Day 8:
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Day 10:



Are you participating in Write 31 Days? I’d love to follow your series. Please leave a comment with a link to your blog AND your Twitter handle! (I’m @AmandaEspi)

How would you answer any of the starter questions?