Passionate About the West Valley
and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet Our Contributors

Meet Your West Valley Moms Team

We are so excited to announce our 2018 team of Contributors!

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Ashley Kidd

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Ashley and her family and recently moved back to the Phoenix area in December from Ohio where she was born and raised. She lives in Peoria with husband Matt (high school sweetheart), daughter Avery (3) two large pups and the newest addition of a son, Beckham who was born in August! She is a SAHM with a real estate license who enjoys all things outdoors and has a huge passion for traveling!

Brinde Scholz

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Brinde Scholz is an Arizona Native who is a wife and mommy to 3 cute and crazy little girls. She currently owns her own business doing mainly eyelash extensions and microblading. When she is not working, she enjoys finding new, fun things to do to keep her girls busy and date nights with her hubby and friends! She grew up in a Christian household and continues to raise her children knowing the Lord. Her family currently live in Vistancia and attend CCV. Brinde is also new to blogging but is so excited to connect with others in her community!

Brittany Naughton

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Brittany was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a mama to four year old, Mckinlee. She has her bachelors degree in Sociology from ASU and has been a social worker for seven years. Brittany is passionate about children and hopes to foster or adopt one day.

Her love for Jesus, coffee, and Mexican food runs deep. Her hobbies include anything outdoors. spontaneous travel and photography. She is new to blogging and excited about the experience ahead! 

Carrie Moody

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Carrie is an Arizona native, growing up in Glendale and currently residing in Peoria with her husband and four children, ages 15, 13, 11, and 6. She holds bachelors degrees in criminal justice and dietetics from Arizona State University and hopes to earn her Master’s degree in the near future. She works as a registered dietitian and runs her own virtual nutrition practice, FitBalance Nutrition, where she specializes in meal prepping and practices as a non-diet dietitian with an emphasis on mindful eating practices. Carrie is very passionate about health and wellness and also works as a Barre3 instructor. She shares healthy, family-friendly recipes, and tips & tricks to encouraging healthy eating in the home, as well as ways to find balance in all areas of your life.

Chelsea Baron

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Chelsea moved to Glendale from San Diego with her family last summer and enjoys going on adventures throughout the Valley with her daughters Isabella and Sienna; this includes supporting her husband, Tim, at work during GCU athletic events (Go Lopes!). She has a diverse background in everything from public health to dance and professional sports, but as a new stay-at-home mom, Chelsea is excited to connect with other moms and continue to explore Arizona. 

Clair Waite

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More about Claire coming soon!

Danielle Zomok

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Danielle is an Arizona native. She has two daughters that are 17 months apart.  She has been working on her Masters in Accountancy. She loves spending time with her girls, especially Target runs and grocery shopping. One of our favorite things to do lately is $5 Fridays! Danielle was a stay at home mom for two years and just headed back into the workforce. She has a blog of her own which is www.momminlikewhoa.blog. When they aren’t shopping they are scrapbooking and spending time at the library. These girls are the light of her life. She loves being a mom more than anything else in this world.

Kristi Hunter

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Kristi is an Arizona native, wife and mother of three daughters. She attended high school in the west valley, and then attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate degree in education. Kristi taught high school English and student council for seven years while also earning her master’s degree from ASU West.

Since the birth of her oldest daughter, she has been a SAHM while taking continuing education courses from NAU, teaching dance classes, and becoming a barre3 instructor. Kristi loves to participate in hot yoga, and the weekends often find her hiking solo and with her family, as well as attending lots of local and community events. She and her husband consider themselves foodies, and Kristi loves to travel and explore new places!

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Loryn

Loryn is a Southern California native, who now resides in Buckeye with her husband, Chris. She is mostly a stay at home mama to her little loves Jack & Liv, but still spends some time slayin’ some hair as a hairstylist. Loryn probably couldn’t live without running, Disneyland, sangria, road trips and (not so secretly) science fiction.

Mandi Pimental

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Mandi is a professional journalist, published author and nutritionist with a focus on food allergies and pediatric nutrition. Founder of www.NoshandNurture.com she is continually experimenting with recipes and traveling to new locations for inspiration. Her true loves include Jesus, traveling to any coast where she can enjoy beach time, cooking for family and friends and weekends. She currently resides in Glendale, AZ with her husband and baby boy Grey.

Molly Parks

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Although she wasn’t born here, Molly has lived in the West Valley for the past 28 years. She went to grade & high school here and met her husband here as well. They’ve been married for 10 years and have 3 kids, 6, 3, and 2. My last two are boy/girl irish twins. So you could say the last 2 1/2 years have been kind of a rollercoaster. Molly loves treats, a good fountain soda, and Disneyland (she’s kind of a expert!)
 
 
 
 
 

Nicole Critz-Lane

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Nicole was born in Illinois but has lived in AZ for 14 years. She is a stay at home mom to two adorable sons, ages one and six, a happy wife, dog lover and self-proclaimed boss lady. Nicole loves being a mom of boys where music, sports and dirt are a staple. She has a mid-western spirit and enjoys crafting, traveling and anything Chicago Cubs! In Nicole’s “free time” she likes to volunteer in the community, go to the movies and relish in a little retail therapy. Her life’s motto is to “Enjoy Your Sandwiches.” Nicole is new to blogging and excited for the experience.
 
 
 
 
 

Nikki Boether

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Nikki is an Arizona native, born and raised. She is a mama to a 1 year old daughter named Charlie, and wife to Travis, her way better half! She is also the creator of Moms Behind Mental Health; a series on her website
Charlie Takes Phoenix, documenting women’s maternal mental health stories, specializing in PPD/PPA. She is a huge advocate of Mental Health in general, and is always looking to cultivate awareness. In her free time she works as a freelance graphic designer, loves to cook, is obsessed with coffee, and tries to soak up every ounce of quality time she can get with her family.
 
 
 
 
 

Rachel Hannah

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Rachel and her husband, Eric, recently made the leap to expand to a family of three. They became first time parents to a baby boy in July of 2017 after 13 years of marriage. Rachel has lived in Arizona since she was nine, and is an Arizona girl all the way. She earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University (Go Devils!) and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University. Rachel brings 12 years of teaching experience and a passion for education to the blog. She left the classroom two years ago for government work, and is excited to share her experiences of being a first time mom working full time outside the home. When she isn’t working, Rachel loves trying new recipes, reading a good book, and binge watching detective shows on Netflix. She and her husband love traveling that involves finding the best small, local restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and distilleries. She loves all things Disney, and is anxiously awaiting her little guy reaching an age where she can share that passion with him!

Sara Coniglio

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Sara, born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Arizona ten years ago and now resides in Buckeye. She has been married for eight years to an amazing classic car grease monkey mechanic, Joe and momma to two beautiful little girls Jenna and Rylee. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and is all about the Lord and her family. She has been a licensed Esthetician for five years and worked in a spa before becoming a stay at home mom. She stays current with skincare and loves makeup. She enjoys camping, everything motherhood, DIY projects, her Happy Planner, iced coffee, play dates, reading, road trips, a great purse and yoga! 

Stephanie Walsh

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Stephanie has lived in AZ since she was 5 years old and considers herself an AZ girl. She lives in North Phoenix with her husband Kevin, her toddler Kylee, and her brand new baby girl Ellie.
Stephanie has a BA in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership. For the past 12 years she has taught 3rd-6th grade students with an emphasis on social/emotional education for gifted students.
She has recently decided to take some time off to be a SAHM and is loving it!
To stay a part of the teaching world she has started a side business called “Joy of Learning Tutoring” that offers tutoring, homework help, and gifted enrichment. Stephanie loves to travel with her family, scuba dive, and say yes to new adventures.

Yuliana Gonzalez

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Yuliana is a native to Arizona and has always lived in the west valley. She is a former Police Officer turned Stay at Home mom to 3 littles, 1 not so little, and a baby in heaven. She is married to her soulmate from Young Adults Ministry, who is now a High School Admissions Director. Her life goals are getting to Heaven, owning a horse, and eating at ALL the restaurants.

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