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House of Stratman

Urban living, fashion loving momma

Welcome to The House of Stratman


Hi, my name is Amanda. I’m 29 years old and a downtown Indianapolis transplant from southern Indiana. I attended IUPUI and Indianapolis just couldn’t get rid of me. While I work in the dental field, I have a passion for many other things: the downtown lifestyle, fashion, Pepper the pup, and most of all, my husband Dean II and son Dean III. Being a momma and wife are the best titles I have ever had.

I wanted to start this blog for many reasons. The first reason is to open up the idea to urban living. I grew up in a small town. One blinking stoplight kinda town. Now I live smack dab in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. I couldn’t imagine myself or raising a family anywhere else. I feel out of place when I’m not surrounded by skyscrapers 😉 Secondly, in today’s world “mom culture” is EVERYWHERE. You should be feeding your baby this, putting him/her to sleep this way, etc. Friends, family, co-workers post and share the correct way to raise a child on social media all the time. It is everywhere and it took me way longer than it should have, to realize that I need to do what is best for my family. So let the nonsense go in one ear and out the other! Turst your momma instincts.  Finally, and most of all, I hope to inspire and connect with other women, so that we can be the best we can in this crazy thing we call life.