It may have been Stan Lee who penned, “with great power comes great responsibility,” but moms live this truth daily. Whether it’s heading a start up, running errands or coaching our sidekick’s weekend soccer game (or all of the above!), moms really do do it all. Flip through to meet 13 Seattle moms who prove you don’t need to wear a cape to have super powers.
Amanda Grace, King 5 Evening News Anchor
It’s no doubt you recognize Seattle resident Amanda Grace from her nightly news broadcasts on King 5. Or maybe you’ve bumped into her with son, Louis (3 ½) and daughter Isla (9 mos.) combing a local beach for sea glass on a sunny day. Amanda brought her journalistic talents to Seattle just two short years ago, by way of Boston. In that time she’s changed jobs, moved across country, lived in three different houses, renovated one and did it all with a toddler and baby in tow (whew!). But what else do you expect from a mom who spent nine straight hours on the anchor desk covering the Boston Marathon bombings her first week back from maternity leave?
Amanda is quick to acknowledge that one of the reasons she’s able to do all these amazing things is because of the support system she surrounds herself with. Her husband, Greg, runs the dinner, bath and bed routine every night so Amanda can do her thing at King 5. And she tips her hat to her mom, her son’s great preschool, their fantastic nanny and a house that isn’t always as clean as she’d like it to be (we hear you, Amanda!) as other helpful pieces of the ever-changing work/life puzzle modern families work to assemble daily.
Power Mom Pearl of Wisdom: Amanda and her family love to create Moments of Joy because, “life as a working parent can become a grind….when your weekdays are scheduled down to the minute. That’s why we try to have silly weekend traditions—like Saturday pajama pancake breakfasts and a Sunday night family dance party—where the only purpose is to reconnect, find that joy again, and remember why being a parent is so awesome!”
photo: King 5
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