“Stick to your blogs.”

February 4, 2016 0 Comments
“Stick to your blogs.”

It’s been suggested recently by some people that I stick to blogs and “mommy issues.” In the same breath, it was also suggested that I stop trying to cover “big boy stories like guns and politics.” First off let me say that I am beyond THANKFUL that my bosses here at KWWL not only like […]

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MOM. READ THIS.

February 2, 2016 0 Comments

I’m a news nerd and a political junkie…so covering the Caucuses in Des Moines made me feel like a kid on Christmas morning.  It was exhilarating but exhausting. My 7-year-old has an iPod so she is able to text me.  After my live shots, my phone would buzz. GIANA: Your hair looks pretty. GIANA: You are […]

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It’s ok to lose…

January 28, 2016 0 Comments

Losing is good. It sucks. But it’s good in the long-run. It builds character. It shows everyone what you’re really made of. Get knocked down 6 times…get back up 7 times. Ok, you get the drift. My oldest daughter learned that this past weekend…at the tender age of 7. And I’m glad she’s learning to […]

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Over mom-shaming

January 22, 2016 0 Comments

I’m 100% over mom-shaming. 100% over it. “Stop complaining that you’re tired…you’re blessed to have children.” “You shouldn’t feed your kids fast-food…you should make them wholesome meals.” “Why didn’t your kids wear a heavier coat…my kids have really heavy coats!” “Stop whining about your pregnancy…it’s not that bad.” I’ve read through so many “suggestions” lately […]

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Concealer and Coffee

January 19, 2016 0 Comments

I got an email today from a new mom…she asked, “Amanda, you always look put together. How do you do it all?” My answer was simple: Concealer and coffee. (And wine on the weekends). I used to want to be one of those women…the ones who say “I CAN DO IT ALL! I AM WOMAN HEAR […]

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“TROPHY KIDS”

January 18, 2016 0 Comments

I love watching documentaries.  I love they way they can suck you in and immediately stir up all kinds of emotions. Some even change the way you look at something…umm, hello “Blackfish.” My money will never go to SeaWorld again. There’s been one documentary on Netflix that I’ve been avoiding…because I knew it was going […]

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Let’s go old-school with sports…

January 8, 2016 0 Comments

At some point in their lives, every child should be involved in some form of team sports. I know, I know…some kids don’t want to play sports at all…I get it.  And I’m sure there is someone reading this thinking, “I’m not forcing my kid to play sports Amanda!” I’m not saying you need to […]

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Appearance over substance?

January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Appearance over substance?

Karl Stefanovic served up an unforgettable lesson not too long ago. But unfortunately, I don’t think too many people showed up to class. He’s a TV anchor in Australia.  He wore the same suit EVERY DAY for a year. Why? He became frustrated with the unsolicited fashion advice and appearance-based criticisms viewers offered his female […]

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I let my son fall off the monkey bars

January 6, 2016 0 Comments

Over Christmas break, I took my kids to a local park. Yes it was absolutely freezing but they wanted to make a mound of snow at the bottom of the slide and dive head first into it. I may or may not have taken part in this activity Nico immediately turned into the Tasmanian devil…bolting […]

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Resolutions? Uh no…

December 28, 2015 0 Comments

“I’m going to start making homemade organic baby food and start running about 7 miles a day. What about you?” As my friend was telling me about her New Year’s resolutions, I was shoving a very generous spoonful of hot fudge brownie sundae into my mouth. “Well, I won’t be making homemade organic baby food.” […]

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