Amy McConnell

Amy J McConnell is an almost Mesa native and mama to Maverick, born in March 2020. A first time mom, she’s figuring out the mompreneur lifestyle as she navigates managing blogs and breastfeeding at the same time after leaving her corporate PR job. As a libra always pursuing balance, Amy is constantly seeking the fine line between the slow-foods movement and her love of Trader Joe’s conveniences, and between shopping local and her love for Amazon Prime

A Mom’s Boudoir Session: Why I Booked with Arcadia Boudoir

Today I’m sharing a recent experience I surprised myself by saying: I did a boudoir photoshoot with Arcadia Boudoir (part of Arcadia Portrait Works).  I’m a thirty something mom who doesn’t feel like my body...

9 Ways We’re playing Outside in July

I hate the heat. I always think I should be more used to it as a nearly-native to Mesa, but I still hate it, and almost struggle with it even more as I age.  However,...
explore ehrenberg arizona with kids

Explore Arizona: Ehrenberg, Arizona with Kids

Need a family-friendly stop between Arizona and California? Look no further than Ehrenberg, Arizona’s newest RV resort and cabins: River Sands RV Resort, keep reading for our review of their new tiny cabins. The drive...

Day trips we love: Payson Hikes with Kids

Look no further for an affordable escape from summer heat with kids: a hiking day trip to Payson, Arizona.  If your family is serious about hiking, or if you’re newbies just looking for a cost-effective...

Summer Park Play: safety tips for outdoor summer play

As we’re staring down the first month of 100+ degree days park play isn’t as easy to default to as it is during cooler months in the East Valley.  But, with a few proactive, easy-to-implement...