Gina is passionate about spreading a little bit of joy and inspiration with people daily. She currently lives in Newtown, CT with her two children, husband, and dog. She is the founder of the lifestyle blog American Made Mama and professionally facilitates leadership development programs across the country. In her spare time she loves to coach others, mentor kids, and spend time with her family.

Exploring the “Momcision” Making Phenomenon

As moms we do a lot for our kids. Even before they are born we start making decisions for them. What color will the nursery be? How will I dress my kids? What toys...
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Understanding Dad Guilt

Ever since I became a mom I have been hearing about Mom Guilt. Mom guilt is something all moms know all too well. Skipping a soccer game to stay late for a work meeting,...

Your Kid’s Digital Footprint

We live in a digital world and we are raising children who will all have some sort of digital footprint as they are growing up. It is hard to keep track of all of...

5 Spring Cleaning Pro Tips!

It's starting to feel more like Spring and for many of us that means opening up the windows, dusting off the patio furniture, and getting ready to enjoy some time outside. This is the...

The Kindermoon Trend

We already have the honeymoon and the babymoon, but now the Kindermoon? Last year as part of a marketing plan to increase customer engagement, Disney founded the idea of the Kindermoon vacation. If you...
family vacations

Great Places to Take a Family Vacation in 2018!

During mid-January every year I hit a slump. The holidays are over, it is cold, and it seems that there is nothing to look forward to. So naturally I start daydreaming about places that...

5 Simple Changes to Help You Lose Weight in 2018

Confession, my metabolism now is not what it was when I was in my twenties. However, I hate dieting. I don’t do it and I won’t do it. I am a lover of food...

5 Easy Resolutions For a Better You!

It's Resolution Season.  New Year’s resolutions are hard. Every year I excitedly set some kind of large goal that is always way too hard to reach – lose 25 pounds, eat a salad everyday, spend...

Teaching your kids the art of giving this holiday season

It is in giving, which one receives. This is one of my favorite concepts that I strive to infuse into my daily life and something I hope to pass onto my children. Giving is...
digital disengagment

Digital Disengagement

As someone who runs her own blog I spend a large majority of my time “plugged in.” I am always retweeting, re-pinning, and finding new ways to engage digitally in my life. All of...