Win Imagination Movers tickets!

A little background on the movers, in 2003, four New Orleans friends – Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott “Smitty” Smith – started gathering after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and brainstorm ideas about a children’s television show. Two years later, they had become the latest...

Yum! Pumpkin Cookies

[ One of my ultimate favorite things about fall are pumpkin cookies. This recipe is a family recipe from my mom (not sure on the origin). Be warned these disappear very fast! Doubling the recipe probably isn't enough! Do you enjoy being in the kitchen as the weather starts to...

Mulberry Lane Farm

This past weekend we took our first trip to Mulberry Lane Farm in Sherwood. It was our daughter's 3rd birthday and we thought it would be a nice family outing for our little animal lover. "Nice" does not do justice to our experience. Our delightful tour guide, the hands-on...

Ask the Expert: Babywearing

Many parents are choosing to babywear these days, which simply means to carry a baby or child in a cloth carrier. Its definitely not a new idea, babywearing has been around since mankind. Not only is it convenient to be able to carry and hold your baby hands free,...

Apple Pickin’, Pumpkin Guide

Can you believe its almost fall already? One of my favorite things about fall is warm homemade apple sauce! Here is a great list of area orchards, pumpkin patches and farms. Some of the orchards kickoff this weekend. The pumpkin locations, I would believe, would have pumpkins available soon,...

Hello there, Hola

Hello, let me introduce myself. My name is Amanda Chavez. I guess you could call me the new brains behind govalleykids... but maybe brains isn't really accurate! I am a born and raised Appleton girl. Married my high school sweetheart, Alberto (sorry that's kinda corny!). Now I'm a white...
school year tips

5 Tips To Start A Great School Year

With the countdown to school upon us, it's time to get some tips to navigating a successful school year for both first-time and seasoned parents of school-aged children. Get Acclimated Start your school year right with a visit to the school, even if your child has attended the school before. Most...
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Choosing a School for Your Child

Are you looking at different school option for your kids? Hare are some questions to consider when selecting a school for your child. Location How far are you willing to drive to school? Is bussing an option from your house? Is it a need for your family? Do you...
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The Only One Club – Celebrating Traditions

The following post first appeared on chambanamoms.com, a resource for young families in the Champaign-Urbana, IL area (the same concept as Go Valley Kids except in Champaign-Urbana). If you have friends or family members who live in that area, please make sure they know about it.  A special thank you...

Splash Around: Pollock Community Water Park

The heat of the summer is on, and one of the best ways to soak up the summer months is to splash around at a pool. Yeah, we all hated last week with temperatures pushing 100s, but to be honest, we suffer through the bone-chilling months of January and February so we have...