Is this happening?

July 29, 2015 0 Comments

I know I’m not normally vocal about things…ok, I can’t even write that with a straight face.  “Vocal” might as well be my middle name. The other day I was in line to get some food when I heard this from behind me: “Well damn, I guess there won’t be any more cheeseburgers when we […]

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Mommy guilt…

July 20, 2015 0 Comments

The day we brought Nico home from the hospital, I was sitting on the couch nursing him.  Minutes later, then 3-year-old Giana walked into the family room…pulled down her shorts…and went “potty” on the floor. Number 2. On the family room floor. “Giana, did you just poop on my floor?” “Yep.” With that, the sassy curly-hair […]

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I am HOME.

July 14, 2015 0 Comments

The news business is often a revolving door.  You look for new challenges, cities with brighter skylines or ocean-lined streets, different positions…the list can go on.  You spend the majority of your career living hundreds or even thousands of miles away from everything you have ever known.  It’s a competitive hustle…but you do it because […]

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Role models

July 8, 2015 0 Comments

Ariana Grande, former Disney star and now pop singer is causing a bit of a controversy.  Long story short- there is surveillance video of her inside a donut shop…she licks some donuts that are on display…then proceeds to exclaim, “I hate America.” There is no need to share any thoughts on what she did because […]

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“You’re no fun.”

July 6, 2015 0 Comments

There’s a “mom” blog I follow on a regular basis.  The woman behind it never holds back…she is the epitome of being “raw and real.”  Something I find absolutely refreshing!  She was talking about the things our kids don’t know about their “pre-motherhood mommies.” She could not have been more spot-on. The timing of that […]

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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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