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Amy McConnell

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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

Binge-Worthy Books to Devour While Nursing (or Whenever!)

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My mom always talks about watching M*A*S*H* during midnight feedings when I was a baby. More than 30 years later, she still always connects that show with stories of breastfeeding and passing the time...

Good Riddance to a COVID-19 Filled Fourth Trimester

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I was warned about the first trimester nausea (that didn’t happen); the second trimester anxieties that keep you up all night  (didn’t really happen, I got chiller during pregnancy); the third trimester back pain...

5 Misconceptions I Had About Maternity Leave

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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

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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

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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...