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.

See you at the Downtown Oshkosh Holiday Parade on December 1st!

The Downtown Oshkosh Parade is perfect for kicking off the holiday season! This year’s theme “Welcome to the North Pole” will turn Downtown Oshkosh into a place as magical as the North Pole before Christmas! Thursday, December 1, 2022 Parade Starts: 6:15 pm  Parade Route Route Starts: North Main Street and Ceape, near Best Western …

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Trunk or Treats In and Around Oshkosh

Trunk-or-treat events can be perfect for little kids that tire out easily (or get frightened easily) with lots of walking but are still excited about Halloween and trick-or-treating. They offer an easy-to-navigate environment with no curbs or porches to climb. It is also a great solution for those who live outside of neighborhood-type settings that allow for …

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Not to Be Missed Nutcracker Experience at the Paine— Reservations Open October 11, 2022!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is experiencing the Christmas magic through my children’s eyes. At ages 9 and 11, I feel the urge to hang on tight to the simple joy in believing and keeping that Christmas spirit alive.  Experiencing the classic holiday fairytale, The Nutcracker in the Castle is …

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Escape To An Enchanting World & Not So Secret Gardens At The Paine!

The Paine Art Center and Gardens has quickly become a family favorite and has brought me back to my childhood days reading The Secret Garden. My interest in design and art (and everything pretty) has been passed down to my children, and this place is full of eye candy and interesting conversations waiting to happen.  …

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Don’t Miss Space Day at the EAA Aviation Museum on October 8!

The history and future possibilities of space travel will be on full display at the EAA Aviation Museum on Saturday, October 8, 2022, as Space Day returns to the museum! Space Day activities mark EAA’s participation in World Space Week, with activities from 10 am until 5 pm all included with regular museum admission that day. A …

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20 Back to School Affirmations to Kick off the School Year!

You might have heard of affirmations and that they can be really powerful, but do you know why? The messages that we send ourselves influence the way that we feel about ourselves. They are an amazing tool for kids to use to improve wellbeing, boost self-esteem, encourage creative thinking, decrease stress, and help to develop …

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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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