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Amy McConnell

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Owner & Chief Curator

Anybody else reading this still looking for their mom tribe? Motherhood can be so many things—lovely, exhausting, beautiful and gross, sometimes all in the matter of the same few minutes. It’s so nice to be able to share all of those emotions with someone else who gets it, right?

This little slice of the internet has become that tribe for me, and I hope you feel connected to our stories and feel seen as a mom, wife, sister and daughter when you’re browsing our posts.

When I was pregnant, I was so incredibly touched with how welcoming the sisterhood of motherhood was to me. And I’m still so pleasantly surprised on a daily basis with the village that exists between moms of young children.

I’ve been given the opportunity to lead East Valley Moms Blog into a new era, and it’s not something I’m taking lightly. As a new mom, I have much to learn from those who have done this before and I’m grateful to have a local platform to strengthen the mom tribe that exists in our little east corner of the Valley of the Sun.

This blog exists to listen, support and give a voice to the East Valley everymom; no matter where you are in your journey, we’re here for you, your kiddo and your whole family.  

Cara Lespron

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Site Manager & Editor

Cara is a thirty-something, Arizona Native with a deep love of the East Valley. She grew up in Northeast Mesa and is a Red Mountain High School Alum. She moved around the state a bit before planting roots in Scottsdale with her family.

She has been married to her husband, Joey, since summer 2014. Together they have two kids, Braylin (5) and Joel (4). During the COVID-19 stay at home orders, they welcomed their Aussiedoodle, Thor, to the family. 

Cara started writing for East Valley Moms Blog in 2018 as a way to reconnect with the East Valley after living in Tucson for a few years. She took the position as Editor in early 2020 and added Site Manager to her resume in September 2020.

She loves makeup, skincare (all things beauty, actually) and being a mom. She is an Artist with Maskcara Beauty as hobby and plans to start esthetician school in the future.

In her free time, Cara enjoys trying new restaurants, happy hour with friends, binge-watching true crime, shopping and traveling.

She is active on social media (#instagrammom) and documents everything here.

Chauncey Milbrandt

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Sales Coordinator

Chauncey is a native of Arizona and ASU alumni. She believes that you will never get used to the heat. She is a single mama to baby boy Maverick and a maltipoo named Sophie. She is a lover of Harry Potter, Disney, and food trucks. Being up north in the woods is where she feels most grounded. Chauncey and Maverick will never pass up a chance to get brunch! She is a full-time certified recreational therapist. She also has her masters in family and human development. She likes to joke that all of her school courses did not prepare her for motherhood.

Chauncey is passionate about increasing the quality of life of those who have disabilities or serious medical conditions. She has a new found love for Special Olympics. When not working or mommying, she enjoys getting together with friends for happy hour, concerts, or catching up with the latest movie. For stress relief she enjoys scrolling on Pinterest, reading a book, or enjoying a bubble bath. She is excited for this new adventure motherhood will bring. She can’t wait to show Maverick all that the East Valley has to offer and have new experiences.

Email Chauncey

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Lisa Glowacka & Michelle Alexander

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Co-Founders Lisa Glowacka & Michelle Alexander

In the spring of 2013 East Valley Moms Blog co-founders, Lisa Glowacka and Michelle Alexander embarked on one of their greatest adventures, launching East Valley Moms Blog into the local community. For seven years, they grew the community that we know today as East Valley Moms Blog, and we are so grateful for their enterprising spirit! In summer 2020, the duo sold East Valley Moms Blog to Amy McConnell, our present day owner and chief curator.