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
How to host a Mother's Day Picnic

How to host a turnkey Mother’s Day picnic

What happens when baby showers and bridal showers have all been done for your besties?  Isn’t it still fun to gather together, just with the girls, to celebrate the sisterhood of the women you’re doing...
Is Country Thunder kid friendly?

Is country thunder kid friendly?

Country Thunder is a four-day music festival celebrating all things country music that happens annually in Florence, Ariz., (considered the very edge of the East Valley–it’s about an hour away from my Mesa house)....
Strawberry Inn Review

Strawberry Inn Review

Summer break is quickly approaching, and while we’re planning the kids best summer, let’s talk about your summer, friend.  You deserve a summer break, too! Either solo (here’s how three local moms coordinate their own...
A Local's Only East Valley Summer Bucket List

A Free, Fun Summer Bucket List for East Valley Families

Summer is here, and we've got an Arizona bucket list for families! This bucket list will keep you on-budget and take the mental load off researching summer activities for toddlers and school aged kids. Keep...

How We Celebrated Mav’s 3rd Birthday Without a Party

I wasn’t planning a big party for Maverick’s third birthday, because this year is just so full. I love a fun, big party, but also know that some years I’ve got to pick my...