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Baby Planning – Here we go again!

Amanda & Sequoia at Hopewell Cape in NB in September 2017

No, I’m not pregnant. But I am starting to plan again! We have a much less specific timeline for our preconception period this time around as we ponder growing our little family, but here is the plan on where we will begin. I’m taking a little different spin on things this time. More to come […]


the sotry

There is a common thread reoccurring in my life right now.  It’s stories.  The concept of stories. It is literally popping up everywhere. My friend Sara Spada at Birth Kelowna has always expressed value in women and their stories.  She actually even helps women process their personal birth story as part of her offerings with […]

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I am definitely long over-do for an update (again). Soooo…. I’m pregnant.  Actually, I’m really pregnant.  It’ll be 27 weeks on Wednesday.  My apologies for the delayed announcement! We are ever-so-slightly ahead of schedule. (Well, ahead of my intended schedule. Apparently not my hubby’s.)  Here is the short version of our story so far. I […]

Making Babies

making babies book

Book Review I finished reading “Making Babies” by Dr. Sami David MD and Jill Blakeway LAc a couple months ago.  I have to say, I thought it was pretty good.  Here are my thoughts on the book and their 3-month program for maximizing fertility. Overview This book attempts to simplify and meld two very intricate […]

So You Want to Have a Baby

Dr Amanda on a Beach in Barcelona

In our modern day, family planning is often delayed for career development, financial stability, or maybe you are just too busy “enjoying your youth”.  Because so many of us are now “planners”, it’s not uncommon to know in advance when we want to start trying.   As wise, wonderful women, we also want to know that […]