About GVK

Wisco Fam! is a family of websites for families focusing on covering activities and information in Wisconsin. As proud local parents, we love sharing all our communities have to offer by educating, entertaining, and empowering families to lead happy, healthy lives. We believe that strong families are the foundation of our communities.

For the last 10 years, Go Valley Kids has been supporting thousands of families and growing our reach throughout Wisconsin. In 2020 we reached 550,000 visitors with more than 1 million page views. In 2021, we partnered with the Women’s Fund of Oshkosh to launch Go Oshkosh Kids!

We are excited to continue to grow this trusted online resource for local families and would love to partner with you!

Go Oshkosh Kids

What makes us unique?

Are you interested in strengthening your business by connecting with a loyal audience of local families? Looking to support local families in our community? Then we would love to partner with you. Since 2013, we have been connecting businesses like yours as we carry out our mission to help families. 

Working in the community and being moms ourselves we understand the questions parents ask and can help you deliver the answers they need — from crafting top ranking Google articles to featuring our business partners on social media and email newsletters. Our strategies get families talking about businesses like yours. We develop long standing relationships with our partners and specialize in creating proven digital advertising campaigns with trackable results with your business of success. 

We’d like to invite you to be our next success story. Let us introduce you to our engaged audience of local parents. Come take advantage of our experience, research, and connection to local families!

Wisco Fam

Meet Amanda

Amanda Chavez

Amanda Chavez

As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids, Amanda is passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!

Meet our Contributors

Liz Schultz, editor of Go Valley Kids

Liz Schultz

Liz was raised in Wisconsin and returned with her husband and children in 2008. They've been exploring all of the old familiar places and discovering new favorites — she shares both here at Go Valley Kids and on our social media platforms. In the quiet moments, you'll find her watering plants, reading books, or knitting. Liz is a huge fan of porches, patios, and live music.
Kristin Nelson

Kristin Nelson

Kristin moved back home to the Appleton area with her family in 2015. Since then, she’s been using Go Valley Kids to search for the best family-friendly places around the Fox Valley! She’s always looking for a new adventure for her husband and two children. If you reach out to us on our social media, chances are Kristin is the one who will be replying! When she’s offline, she’s constantly looking for DIY home projects and will follow any rummage sale sign she sees.
Rebecca Reitz

Rebecca Reitz

Rebecca Reitz is an occupational therapist and mama with a passion for helping people live more fully in every life stage. She is blessed by her current role as a wife and mom to three little ones who warm her heart with their sweet songs, prolific artwork, and bringing her a beloved stuffy when she’s feeling blue. When she’s not momming, she enjoys a good ol' Wisconsin supper club date night, a hike in the woods, kayaking the Chain ‘O Lakes, bonfires with friends, crafting, and eating street tacos. Finding beauty, creating, adventure, learning, nature, and forming strong relationships are values that weave throughout her writing.
Jenn Much

Jenn Much

Jennifer is a wife, mom and avid traveler who is on a mission to discover her next big adventure. Raised in the Fox Cities, she enjoys writing and exploring new places, especially with her husband and adorable daughter in tow. She seeks to find inspiration among all the little things in life and insists there is no better way to stir up creativity than with a loud thunderstorm and giant glass of chocolate milk. When gifted free time, she enjoys being with her family, crocheting, watching documentaries and camping.
Jillian L Burgess

Jillian Burgess

Jillian is a wife, mom and avid glamper (special kind of camper) who is on a mission to discover new, fun things! Raised in the Appleton area and now living in Oshkosh with her husband, furry son (goldendoodle) and two kiddos. She enjoys writing and exploring new places, especially with her family. She seeks to find inspiration among all the little things in life and probably spends too much time on Amazon! When she isn't writing, you can find her in her motorhome out exploring! When gifted free time, she enjoys being with her family, camping, and being in the sunshine!
Go Valley Kids Writer Trisha Fuerst

Trisha Fuerst

Trisha lives in Appleton with her Prince Charming and is Auntie AKA "Tia Trish" to many! Born and raised in Central Wisconsin grew up visiting the Fox Valley often as her maternal family resides here. She attended the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and received a Bachelors in Communications and is currently studying Spanish. She is passionate about Disney as she has had two internships studying hospitality and leadership in the Disney College Program. After graduation, she surprisingly found her dream job in Neenah working for Alta Resources. Over the years you may have seen her face as Hostess at Buffalo Wild Wings in Darboy and Game Master at Escape Room Wisconsin Appleton, both jobs that she proudly worked for part-time. By writing at Go Valley Kids she hopes she can inspire and encourage people to get out and have fun in the community.
Ana Faviola Guerrero

Ana Guerrero

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