Archive for January, 2014

Moms: Don’t Apologize!

January 27, 2014 2 Comments
Moms: Don’t Apologize!

I have a love/hate relationship with blogs. Sometimes the author is really insightful and inspiring and other times, someone will write something that makes me say, “Someone out there really thinks THAT way??” But it is a blog. An opinion. Something that everyone is entitled to. I thought the blog I read today was a […]

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Step into the fish bowl…

January 22, 2014 2 Comments

Step into the glass fish bowl for a moment…this is not to complain, this is to explain. I am three stories into the 10:00 newscast and I can see the notification light blinking from the tablet on the anchor desk. I have an email or a work FB notification.  As Ron is reading the next […]

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Disgust

January 15, 2014 2 Comments
Disgust

I have never been so enraged over a Facebook comment from a viewer like I was this morning. I was eating breakfast and checking my work account when I saw it: “I will no longer be watching KWWL because Amanda’s children are of mixed relations.” ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME. Without thinking, I replied: “Excuse me?” […]

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PIZZA= 0 ANCHORMOM= 1

January 13, 2014 1 Comment
PIZZA= 0 ANCHORMOM= 1

I’m on day 9 of my 24-day challenge and I FEEL GREAT.  But before I go any further, let’s rewind to Friday night. Cue Jaws theme music…. There she is. A ham pizza. Stuffed crust. STUFFED CRUST! Both of my long-lost BFFs  joined together in a baked yummy goodness. Have I mentioned that I love […]

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Things a parent can apparently not say…or think…

January 7, 2014 2 Comments

Taboo phrases for parents: “I’m tired.” “I need a break.” “I’m looking forward to when the kids go back to school.” Say those phrases out loud and people will gasp…roll their eyes…or maybe you’ll get a text, email or FB message telling you that you “should be ashamed of yourself as a parent.” (True story…happened.) […]

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Oh Mommy…you’re so comfy! Umm…what?!?

January 2, 2014 1 Comment
Oh Mommy…you’re so comfy! Umm…what?!?

New year, new me. Blah blah blah.  I hate even having that sentence come out of my mouth. Let me be blunt: I gained 20 pounds since I moved to Iowa. I gained a toddler. That toddler resides around my mid-section. The only reason I got on the scale today was to “gauge” where I […]

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