Conversations at the Kitchen Table: Episode 4 – Managing Holiday Magic

 It’s not easy being the chief magic maker – and sometimes it’s just downright not fun. Erin, Jennelle and Amanda talk about self care (and what it actually means), the things we REALLY want on our holiday bucket lists, and our favorite “holiday hacks” (ie what we outsource…). Erin assures us that it IS actually possible to enjoy the holidays stress free – listen and let us know if you agree. 




A fifth-generation San Antonionian - who happened to spend her formative years in Austin - Amanda loves the SAT from the confetti in her hair to the bluebonnets under her feet. Never one to miss a reason to host a party or decorate for a theme, Amanda revels in the 'mas Fiesta' attitude of the city. She's mom to Vivi (2012) aka #HurricaneVivi, Mac (2020) and wife to Francois, whom she met at Texas A&M (FTAC '05). She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in Making it Up As She Goes - which means she's a sometimes-fun-mom. You can find her on Instagram . She loves confetti, croissants, and a cold Ranch Water. Favorite Restaurant: Piatti's Favorite Landmark: Johnson Street footbridge in King William Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Fiesta Medals