Amanda Chavez

As the owner and publisher of Wisco Fam, Go Valley Kids and Go Oshkosh 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.

Play All Day! Playground, Beach, and Zoo at Menominee Park and Zoo

Menominee Park is one of our family’s favorite destinations. Located on the east side of Oshkosh along the shores of Lake Winnebago. Menominee Park is part of the City of Oshkosh Parks Department and the Oshkosh Zoological Society supports the zoo’s animals, educational activities, and more! The best part of this park is you can …

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Fun for the Whole Family: Ardy & Ed’s Drive-in in Oshkosh

Did you know Oshkosh attracts more than half a million visitors for certain events? Many of those visitors flood in during the warmer months when there are plenty of fun, seasonal activities to enjoy.  When spring comes around and the Oshkosh drive-in opens up, it’s one of the highlights of the year. Locals flock to the shores of …

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Get messy and have fun at the Oshkosh YMCA Kids Mud Run & Free Family Fest, June 5, 2022!

The Oshkosh YMCA Kids Mud Run is a great event that lets kids be active, get dirty, tackle challenges and have FUN for a great cause! Rally your friends and family members and make a day of it! This event is unique to our area and a perfect opportunity to unplug, have some fun and …

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Finding a Preschool in Oshkosh for your Family

Looking for the right preschool for your child? This Preschool Directory is dedicated to organizations and schools that offer preschool programs for 2-5-year-olds in the Oshkosh area. The information in this guide serves as a starting point for your search in Preschools. We recommend that you, as parents or guardians, make your own inquiries regarding …

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New Podcast Episode: Let’s Talk About Family Wellness & Connection

On our second episode of Let’s Talk, Amanda Chavez and Karlene Grabner are joined by Siri Smits and Kate Salzsieder to talk about enjoying the outdoors and meals together, as well as how to encourage healthy movement and eating. What are some ways to enjoy the outdoors together? How do we manage everyone’s preferences around …

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