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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
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Birthday Bash: Toddler of Doom, an Indiana Jones party

I blinked and my sweet, COVID baby, born in March of 2020, is now two?! Time is a thief, but every mama knows that.  This is my spin on a Disneyland inspired birthday bash that...
explore colorado

Explore Colorado: 4 must-do road trip stops with kids

Everyone is going to California for summer vacation, but last summer, two of us drove the other way with our kids in tow for two very different family vacations: Kira road tripped from Arizona...
Lullaby Baby

Legacy of a Lullaby: How Did You Pick the Songs You Sing to Your...

A few notes of a melody can transport us back to a feeling so strong, if you close your eyes you can go back to where a song first changed your life. Songs can...

Is Great Wolf Lodge Worth it for Toddlers?

After taking Maverick to Great Wolf Lodge at 19 months old, I have a few thoughts about how to make the stay ‘worth’ it for toddlers, because it caters to older, adventurous children. (Even...

Love my ‘hood: Mesa’s Asian District

Anyone else who grew up here remember Tri-City Mall that used to be near Dobson & Main Street, now where the light rail station is? It was like the old version of Arizona Mills...