Amanda Wagner

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Amanda Wagner lives in Edina with her husband, Austin, three girls and German Shorthaired Pointer, Breeze. She is the owner of Beaujo’s Wine Bar & Bistro at 50th & France, marketing and communications professional, and writer of all the things at Greenhouse Content. When she isn’t working on deadline, carting around small children or overseeing the wine bar experience, she loves to spend time with family and friends, read non-fiction, listen to podcasts, workout at Burn Boot Camp and wind down with a glass of red wine (obviously).

Apple Orchard Season is the Best Season

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Apple orchard season is the best season. As a parent, I'm sure I'm not alone in this thinking. It's the perfect opportunity to get outside, enjoy the beautiful fall weather and fill a day...

Roadmap to a Clutter Free Home

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How do you feel when you are walking among the Legos, Beanie Boos and never ending craft supplies? As moms, we know these items are just signs of little ones at play. However, the...

Juggling

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I was recently chatting with a friend… a fellow mom and entrepreneur with a full-time day job. She asked how I juggle it all. And as we all know, THIS IS THE QUESTION. We...

5 Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

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Let’s start at the beginning. Growing up, I would absolutely classify myself as a picky eater. I was uninterested in most vegetables and largely consumed grains, starches and carbs (but not the healthy kind)....

2020’s Greatest Lesson

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There is no question 2020 was challenging in many ways. And those challenges are far from behind us. But it also provided a meaningful lesson… focus on what you CAN control. Like many, last year...

The Expectations of a Working Mom

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Are expectations in life essential? Can they become too high or unrealistic? Whose expectations matter most – yours or those of someone else? What about when you know you expect too much, but don’t...

I hear you have a lot of kids…

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“I hear you have a lot of kids and another on the way.” That was the first thing my new department head said to me in our initial one-on-one meeting. And if I’m being completely...

Doing Hard Things

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For many, myself included, work, life and home sometimes feel hard right now. It’s the demanding nature of each… the never-ending to-do list, the lack of variety and change of routine. But I also...

A Sense of Routine for a Working Mom

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We are all seeking a sense of routine. Whether we are working from home (both with or without childcare), facilitating distance learning while parenting younger siblings or just managing an overwhelming workload in general,...

The Season of Yes

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No doubt, this is a strange time for all of us. It requires adjustment, sacrifice and reassessed priorities. This is a season where we are finding value in family, determining what really matters and...

At-Home Self-Care While Distancing

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Life has looked different for many months. Whether working from home, caring for children, supporting distance learning or some combination of the above, there is little time to be alone or take care of...

Reigniting a Workout Routine During a Pandemic

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  I don’t know about you, but the last few months have been out of the ordinary. From a bout of Influenza B in February that lasted weeks and affected the entire family to the...

Finding Comfort

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A little over a week ago, I went into my restaurant to get things set up for the day. While the weekend hadn’t started off great (thanks COVID-19), Saturday was pretty solid. A group...

Managing Sickness as a Working Mom

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Life as a working mom is simultaneously rewarding and challenging. It's about supporting your family and, hopefully, doing something you enjoy at the same time. But it’s also another thing to manage amidst the...