When my daughter was born, I declined any help. My job as editor of DietsInReview.com allowed me to work exclusively at home. How hard could it be? I’d work between feedings and naps, often with her strapped in to the Bjorn while typing away with my laptop perched on the bar in the kitchen... read more
As a guest on The Conversation, Donna Karan spoke with Amanda about having a working mother and the effect it had on her as a child. The issue of balancing work with parenthood is a common topic of discussion and debate. Gender often plays into the conversation as well, considering men are rarely ... read more
My daughter is adopted, 21 years old and a very beautiful and very tall young woman. A neighbor once noticed her statuesque frame, and I said “she takes after her mother.” It was a joking reference to my not-so-statuesque height of five feet four inches. And my neighbor said: “Oh ... read more
When a couple reveals plans to adopt a baby we rejoice for them. It is just as exciting as a pregnancy announcement. No matter how they come into your life a baby is a gift and your life is forever changed. For many couples they go through the same processes they would in the... read more
As a guest on The Conversation, Connie Britton spoke with Amanda about her experience as an adoptive single mom. This week we’re discussing adoption and it’s reception by society. Do you think adoption is as culturally celebrated as b... read more
Amanda de Cadenet discussed The Conversation’s UK debut with Edith Bowman at the Apple Store Regent Street in London last month. Click the link below to see the interview in its entirety! Click here to watch Amanda’s full interview &... read more
If you missed last night’s live interview with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Gavin Newsom, and Marianne Schnall to discuss gender equality, here is a really cool Storify visual re-cap that The Miss Representation team ... read more
I think one of the biggest challenges for me is recognizing the feeling of always being pulled. I’m trying to make a much more conscientious effort to be present in the moment and do whatever I’m doing; without allowing myself to be torn.