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Amanda Blakley

Crumb Fashionable Family-Friendly Travel Expert Writing Toronto, Ontario
About Amanda
I am a mother to two little boys, wife to my true love, a constant tourist, travel journalist & editor, amateur potter.

I am the travel editor at Crumb and also contribute prose to some of North America's preeminent publications (Globe & Mail, Here Magazine, CBC, National Post, Four Seasons Mag etc...). Travel is a huge part of my business and my personal life. It is my greatest passion and preoccupation. What I want most for our boys is to cultivate a love of travel and a hunger for adventure that they can spend a lifetime satiating.

Spontaneity is the spice of life

How many kids? Ages?

Archer / Male / 4 years old
Atticus / Male / 7 years old

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Words you live by/quotes you love

Spontaneity is the spice of life

Best advice you've ever been given

And this too shall pass

What special skill, talent or gift would you like to give back to the community?

I am a natural connector, writer, collaborator, marketer.

What is your biggest business challenge right now?

Marketing & Social Media

Name one thing that scares the shit out of you:


What is one thing that would be game-changing for your business right now?


If you could tell your 20 year old self one thing, what would it be?

Keep your head up and always chase your own vision - don't get distracted by all the noise.

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

I am passionate about supporting fellow female founders and industry leaders in a strong and inspirational community.
I have taken on a new role as Travel Editor of Crumb (www.thisiscrumb.com | @thisiscrumb), We are a new lifestyle platform focused on life’s simple pleasures - food, family, travel. We are all about celebrating the perfectly imperfect life through spontaneous and joyful living.

xx Amanda Blakley

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