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I'm definitely not a parenting expert. Or, home decorator. Or, style maven.

But, like most moms, I'm trying to figure out how to keep a happy (and clean?!) home, raise my kids to be good human beings and somehow, have a life of my own (I hear your giggles from here). Check out my tips and cheat sheets in this section.

AT HOME

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I've worked in communications for more than 20 years (gulp), meaning I have a lot of experience as an employee, manager, entrepreneur and even, assistant professor.

In this section, you'll find useful tools and resources to help you in your job now and your career later.

AT WORK

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I grew up with a family that traveled frequently. I later studied abroad (twice), volunteered abroad (twice) and organized and ran a traveling course through Europe.

Now that my kids are a bit older, they've become great travelers. But, there are still times we leave them at home for couple or even solo trips! 

ON THE ROAD

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PR practitioners, but, if I'm being honest, I've kind of stunk at taking care of myself the last couple of years.

I love my family, traveling the world and helping others, and that's why I'm here: to help and encourage fellow #CommsMoms to live our best lives. Maybe we can't do it all at once (or at all, period!), but what we can do is support one another.

Come along with me as we navigate this thing called life.

I'm Dr. Amanda Holdsworth, APR, but just call me Amanda. Or, Mandi. Or, mama. 

I've worked in communications for 20 years and even spent time as a full-time assistant PR and marketing professor. I now own a communications agency, specializing in educational institutions, non-profits and government entities.

I'm recognized globally for my research in preventing burnout amongst female

a cOMMS AGENCY OWNER, MAMA + WIFEY

Hey, I'm Amanda!

We're a pretty special group, us #CommsMom, aren't we? I mean, we're working our tails off at work AND at home, trying to grow our careers while enjoying our families...oh, and we even attempt to have lives of our own. So, let's connect and support one another.

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ted lasso

schitt's creek

Parks and rec

what's your favorite tv show?

I'm actually not big into TV, but I LOVE feel-good comedies!

All of these!

My favorite tv show is...

beer

wine

margarita

what's your drink of choice?

I live in Michigan, the great state of craft beer. I prefer light + local; my favorites are Atwater's Dirty Blonde +  Witch's Hat's Treat Yo Self.

CRAFT BEER ALL THE WAY

My drink of choice is...

SCOTLAND

hawaii

italy

where would you like to vacay to?

I spoke at the PR Fest in Edinburgh in 2019, bringing my hubby along with me. We fell HARD for the Scottish history, the food, the people + the sights; so hard, not only do we want to bring the girls back, we want to buy a small place there in the future.

Psst. - Read more about our trip here.

SCOTLAND!

My favorite vacay spot is...

— L.J.

"AmaNDA iS such a joy to work with. sHE HAS the ability to bring a calmness to a space and that is truly a gift."