Our children are watching

July 1, 2015 1 Comment

“Amanda, why do you think so many kids cyberbully other kids these days?” I was asked that recently during a talk I had with a community  group.  I remember not even hesitating with my answer: “Look at what their parents post.  That’s the example they have.  That’s one of the biggest reasons.” Working in news […]

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Perspective…

June 24, 2015 2 Comments

Allow me to be blunt…I feel like crap. I’ve been up since 3:30am with constant Braxton Hicks contractions.  My pelvis has completely shifted (sorry…TMI) so it makes walking a painstaking chore…when I try to lay down, it’s such an excruciating pain that I literally cry. This has been the most difficult pregnancy out of all […]

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Umm…epidural please.

June 17, 2015 3 Comments
Umm…epidural please.

“She’s a little more than 4 pounds right now. It looks like you will have another 8 pound baby.” I thought two things immediately: 1) I’m so thankful she is healthy 2) Epidural I know epidurals aren’t for everyone. I have had MANY friends who went “a la natural”…no drugs at all.  They’ve had home […]

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My mom: tough as nails

June 10, 2015 0 Comments

The other night I was dealing with some pretty rough Braxton Hicks contractions.  They got so bad I ended up in the hospital so they could check me out.  Right as they were about to examine me, one of the nurses said, “She’s going to blog about this.” lol.  Yeah…”finding the cervix” is never fun. […]

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“Everyone is talking about it…”

June 4, 2015 2 Comments
“Everyone is talking about it…”

Yep, I am going to vent in this blog.  I need to.  Since I am pregnant, I obviously can’t have my glass (or two) of wine to help me unwind.  And I can’t take my RocFit classes where I can beat the crap out of a punching bag to relieve stress and aggravation.  So for […]

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An opinion? Is THAT what that is?

May 20, 2015 1 Comment

“I’m entitled to my own opinion.” How often have we all heard that? It’s true…we are all entitled to our own opinion. Unfortunately, social media enables SO many people to cross the line with their “opinions.” I have to say, I was sick to my stomach after reading the KWWL FB page last night.  Comments […]

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Oh maternity pants…

May 15, 2015 0 Comments

If you weren’t on social media the day Kate Middleton stepped out of the hospital with the new princess in her arms, then you missed out on a hater-frenzy. “Proof she didn’t eat enough during her pregnancy,” “Someone hand her a cheeseburger,” “Is she anorexic?” Wait. What? Kate is absolutely stunning. I think a bunch […]

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YOU are SOMEBODY

May 13, 2015 0 Comments
YOU are SOMEBODY

You are somebody. You matter. You are perfect. I LOVE YOU. Our kids need to hear things like this. Every day. Over and over. We need to do it more often. That’s because there are spineless, heartless cowards out there who want to tear our kids down.  They want to call our children worthless, useless, dumb, […]

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Stay in our own lane…

May 11, 2015 0 Comments

I’m thankful I was an athlete growing up. I’m also thankful that I was a coach’s daughter. I know how it all works. Work hard. Have a good attitude. Be coachable. And let’s be real, you gotta have some raw talent. My Dad coached boys basketball for YEARS. In fact, I basically grew up at the […]

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GenXer

May 5, 2015 0 Comments

I got an email from a very upset young woman recently. It was in response to my recent blog about the “Entitlement Generation.” She was angry, but gracious and eloquent with her words. She told me that “her generation is faced with more debt and hardship than anyone else.” I told her that I was […]

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