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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

5 Misconceptions I Had About Maternity Leave

I had a lot of assumptions about maternity leave based on pretty much no real experience—I don’t have any sisters, cousins or close friends who had shared details on what to expect. Of course,...

Why Social Media Didn’t Know I was Pregnant

When I got engaged Beyoncé’s ‘put a ring on it’ song was still on the charts so my caption on Facebook was a pun on how my high school sweetheart had finally put a...

Give Us Grace: Careerists Don’t Realize We’re Not Relating to Moms

Over the last decade, I’ve worked tirelessly to build my professional reputation in the valley as a top public relations professional. I’ve pulled the 80+ hour work weeks, done enough corporate travel to log...