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written by Staff on October 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

JoAnna recently did an interview for her friend Eva Amurri Martino’s blog “Happily Eva After”! The blog post also contained two new unseen photoshoot outtakes, which have been added to our gallery. You can read parts of the interview below, but make sure you head over to Happily Eva After for the full version!

Joanna Garcia Swisher is a Mom-on-the-go. You know her from TV’s “Reba” and “Privileged”, as well as the recent (and awesome) “Astronaut Wives’ Club”. Her new film, “Fist Fight” will be coming out in 2016! Moving her family from city to city constantly is just part of the territory when you’re a celebrated Actress who is married to a Major League Baseball Star (Nick Swisher!), but to do it all with a baby in tow? That takes a miracle. (Or rather, a miraculously-organized Mama and Wife!) In this week’s “Eight By Eva” Joanna inspires those trying to have it all, especially because one of the most refreshing things about this gorgeous gal is that she has a clear handle on what “it all” means to her. Besides being hilarious, charming, and intelligent, Joanna is elegantly personifying the “family first” motto. Below, she answers my eight favorite questions:

1. What is the best parenting advice you have received?

The best advice I have ever received is to trust your instincts and make sure to take care
of yourself, too! When I first had Emme, I was so focused on doing everything ‘right’ or
‘by the book’ that I forgot to listen to my gut and have confidence in that.
For instance, breastfeeding was really hard for me. Emme had severe reflux and I cut pretty much everything out of my diet that could potentially exacerbate her condition or upset her little tummy. In the process of doing that, my milk production plummeted. I was so
disappointed in myself– the guilt I had was overwhelming. After 6 weeks of solid effort,
my husband held my hand, and begged me to consider being kinder to myself and to stop the
constant guilt trip I was putting myself through. Once I stopped worrying about what I
‘should’ be doing, started focusing on what was best for Emme and giving myself
some much needed TLC, the joy and excitement of Mommyhood was limitless!

2. What is your greatest challenge as a parent?
Both my husband and I have very intense and demanding jobs. We both are so lucky to
be able to do what we love, and the journey is that much sweeter now that we have our
little family to experience it with– but we are truly always on the move. Last year, we
moved from Arizona to Cleveland due to Nick’s work– and I shot my last show on location
in New Orleans. Our latest adventure is setting up shop in Atlanta after Nick
was traded to the Braves! All incredible blessings, but I would be lying if I said it didn’t
stress me to the max when I think of what a little trooper Emme is. I’m always searching
for new gymnastics, soccer, or reading classes in each new city to make sure she is
stimulated, and still getting to do all the fun things kids her age love. Giving her a
sense of normalcy in our crazy little world is challenging, but I truly believe she will
benefit from this moment in her life, and hopefully it will make for a more well-rounded
little lady.

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