I’m Amanda…and I am thrilled that you’re here.
I grew up a public school kid in Louisville, Kentucky. In high school I joined a youth symphony a few minutes across the river in Indiana, where I met my now husband, Jake. Together we attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, myself a music business major, and he a mathematics and computer science double major. Ever the overachiever. We married in March of 2007 and thanks to the Indiana University School of Medicine, found ourselves trekking 4.5 hours north to Indianapolis less than three months later. It was around this time that I began “blogging”…though I use the term *very* loosely.
From there we headed down to Augusta, Georgia for a pediatric residency, followed by a brief stint back in Nashville for a clinical informatics fellowship. In 2015 we decided to settle down, coming back “home” to Augusta. A tiny detail I failed to mention – all along this journey we were having kids, and lots of them. Five, to be precise…give or take a couple animals…or four. Child number four, Zella (named after her great great grandmother), is our wildcard. In the medical world I refer to Zella as our zebra, because she is 1 of only 200 people diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called ADNP syndrome.
If you are still with me, congrats.
This blog is primarily a window into our (only occasionally wild) life. I write about our daily ride on the struggle bus, review some of my all time favorite kid gear, and share a few of our family’s favorite recipes. I also talk about stumbling through a world that is not even close to being inclusive, accepting, or ADA compliant and coming to terms with my own conscious and unconscious biases.
Thanks again for visiting, and I hope you’ll stay awhile.