About Me


I'm Amanda, a former elementary school teacher (with an M.Ed. from UC Santa Barbara), and now a stay-at-home mamma! I'm wifey to super scientist Max and Mom to sweet toddler Parker. Klein dot Co is where I blog about our adventures as a young family of three navigating our way in the Deep South! Here you'll find crafts, recipes, toddler life ideas, outings, ramblings and so much more. Here's a look back on a bit of our history...

Max and I met on a semi-blind (match.com!) date in Campbell, California on November 14th of 2007. At the time, I was teaching 4th grade in California's Bay Area and Max was working on his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford. It didn't take long before both of us were smitten : ) 

Max proposed in 2008, exactly one year from the day we met - one of the happiest days of my life! Read more about the proposal here :)

2009 was a busy year for us with our wedding...

Max's graduation from Stanford...

Our dream honeymoon to Bora Bora...

...and our move to Arizona for Max's new job. After renting for a year, we bought our first home (in North Scottsdale) in 2010. We spent the next few years doing home improvements and traveling! Max was promoted at work, and I was lucky to teach a kindergarten class, two first grade classes, and one year of Music to grades K-2. Teaching was more than just my job - it was my hobby, my calling and my joy all in one! 
In summer 2012 we announced that our family would be growing

We decided to wait until baby was born to find out the gender. Nothing will ever compare to the moment I gave birth and Max got to tell me that we had a son! Parker Campbell Klein joined our family on March 18th, 2013 - the new happiest day of my life.

After five years in Scottsdale, Max was offered a job opportunity in Alabama! By late 2014, we were all set up in our new house in The South. We are now in our second year of making Alabama our Sweet Home! 


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