Audra and Amanda discuss pregnancy, family, what it is like to add members to the family.
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Audra Lowe: We’re back with our topics and I’ve got Amanda Kingloff here who’s and editor over a parent’s magazine, and speaking of which, you had a lot going on in the past couple of months. Got married and now, just expecting a baby. Amanda Kingloff: Yeah. All in one months’ time, it’s a little crazy. Audra Lowe: Are you serious? You showed up today and I said, something looks a little different, I didn’t know but you’re—how far along are you? Amanda Kingloff: I’m five months, and you know—you know, we got married in our 30’s, and I think when you’re getting married a little later these days, you egg are ready and be—kind of, you know, you don’t; really know how long it’s going to take. So— Audra Lowe: We got a lot going on marriage is a big enough adjustment in it’s self and then the baby coming along— Amanda Kingloff: Right. And then all the sudden, once you find out you’re pregnant, it’s like, wedding—what wedding? It’s like you’ve move straight to diaper thinking and—you know, bottles and all that kind of stuff. Audra Lowe: Everybody’s probably dropping a lot of advice and trying to give their 2 cents though. Are you— A good with all the adviser, you kind of ready to just— Amanda Kingloff: I’m actually really good with it and—you know, being that I were food parents, I have the resources beyond imagination to really—you know, teach me what to do and—but I take all the advice—you know, some things in my life, I don’t want anyone to tell me how to—you know, make my bed or clean my floors or whatever. But the parenting thing, I willfully say, I don’t know what I’m doing so I’m happy to learn— Audra Lowe: As you go—we were just talking earlier in the show about not eating licorice, pregnant women shouldn’t be eating licorice because the— Amanda Kingloff: I know. I’m glad I’m not a fan. Audra Lowe: Okay, good, I just want to make sure. Now, how’s your husband handling all the news? Cause I’m sure it’s a big shock—to him too, right? Amanda Kingloff: Big shock to him, and you know when we read the pregnancy test, we’re both just kind of laugh, like it was hysterical laughter, it was a really funny moment. But he has four nieces and nephews and he’s basically—he’s been well prepared to have kids of his extremely excited, so excited. Audra Lowe: Also, something else has been on your mind, to everybody, I’m talking about the Jon and Kate Cape plus aid minus two subtract a three carry to one, now, we don’t know what’s left anymore. Amanda Kingloff: Math equation. Audra Lowe: It is. But in the news is more so Jon and Kate, you see the parents— So you were talking to me earlier about what the effect is going to have in the kids. Amanda Kingloff: Right. I mean, you think about it and you know, it’s like, okay great, it’s drama, we all love to watch this drama, we love soap operas, all that kind of stuff but—I mean, honestly, this kids are growing up so—I mean, I can’t imagine learning about all this stuff about affairs and lawsuits and bank accounts being—you know, emptied. And all I have is – I just mean, maybe the parent’s shield them from it but I can’t that they’re not feeling the effects of it, and someday, they’re going to look back and that’s going to be their childhood. Audra Lowe: Yeah. And obviously, I work in the medias, you know, quite a few was due but as a parent—about to be a parent, and some who’s watching from the other side, do you look at this as the media pushing this and making it a bigger issue than it really— Amanda Kingloff: Well, I don’t know that they’re necessarily making it. I think that, you know, it is what it is and—you know, they willingly put their family out there and they wanted to—you know, showcase what it was like to have kids which is fascinating in enough itself. And then this kind of stuff comes along with it, you know, the heart stops so, you know— I guess, they’re really just reporting on him but they’re doing what they do in there, you know, making money, making a really big deal out of e