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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

Mom Hacks to Help Ease Back Home After Vacation

The mental load on moms planning vacations can be overwhelming. The planning, the logistics, the budgeting…it can quite easily suck any of the alleged ‘rest and relaxation’ from the vacation. We travel at least one...

A Spooky(ish) Staycation at Great Wolf Lodge for Fall Break

When Cara and I booked our fall break staycation at Great Wolf Lodge months ago, we had no idea they lean into Halloween with their Howl-o-Ween special programming for overnight guests. For the full month...

ICYMI: Aperol spritzes, NICU stays and other table topics at October’s MNO

Moms Night Out is our favorite day of the month for good reason— we meet so many incredible moms at each event! October’s MNO didn’t disappoint—we gathered for a midweek happy hour at Thirsty Lion...

Exploring Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park with Kids

For desert dwellers, I find myself drawn to towering pines and greenery because it’s such a stark difference from our landscape here in the East Valley. As we were planning our recent adventure through...

Birthday Bash: A Giftaway to Celebrate September 2021

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Cara and I had big plans to celebrate our birthdays this month and our one-year anniversary of running East Valley Moms with style, but per usual, we put ourselves on the back burner...