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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

Exploring Arizona: Winslow, Ariz. and the Petrified Forest with Kids

When I told friends, including Cara, I was planning a weekend to Winslow, Ariz., many of them asked “…why?” The Petrified Forest had caught my eye, and I’m a wuss for day trips; I’d rather...

Explore Arizona: A Scottsdale Staycation to Kickoff Summer 2021

There’s a lot about summers in Arizona that aren’t my favorite, like having at least one lipstick melt in my car each year, being told by people ‘but it’s a dry heat’ and being...

Modesty in Birth Photography and Other Logistics Answered by a Local Photographer

While pregnant, I debated back and forth for a weeks about having a birth photographer capture Maverick’s birth. I knew I’d cherish the images later in life, but as a first-time mom, I sincerely...

Mother’s Day 2021 Giveaway

For us, Mother’s Day is a time for our families to celebrate us -the moms who do the thankless, never-ending to-do list in our homes with care and love. We’re the only ones who...

Working Mom Wisdom: Mama’s Morning Routine from an Eastmark Realtor

Last year, my parents began considering downsizing from my childhood home and they found a Realtor to help them—that’s how Katie Darby and I first connected: touring way too many homes for my indecisive...