Melissa Ploesch

Melissa is a proud mommy to three beautiful children and wife to her high school sweetheart husband of almost 23 years. Melissa grew up in the San Fernando Valley and has now lived in Simi Valley for over 10 years. Her biggest passion is being a mom and finding fun ways to help other moms or tips and tricks to share. She has found a true love for her community and enjoys supporting local businesses and local mom bosses. She has been writing and blogging for many years for websites like, her own blog, and thought there was no better way to connect with her local community than joining the Ventura County Mom Collective as a contributor. She is currently Girl Scout troop leader for her youngest daughter's troop, cookie chair for her oldest daughter's troop, team manager for both the girls' soccer teams, The Mommy Blogger Tribe member, and PTA volunteer. Melissa is a former educator turned business owner tech guru. Before she became a stay-at-home mom, she taught Science and Social Studies for over 10 years at the middle school level. Now, she owns AMP Virtual Solutions where she builds websites, helps others to create systems in their business that make things work smoothly, helps host virtual events, creates social media content, and connects sponsorships and vendors to events. Her main goal is to support one another and bring a sense of fun and kindness to the local mom world. She's always up for a coffee chat, to help out, volunteer, and bring her crazy family everywhere!
halloween movies

Top 5 Best Halloween Movies to Watch as a Family

If your family is anything like mine, you enjoy decorating, watching movies, and making foods that go with the holidays.  Every Friday night, we do Pizza Movie Night.  We make homemade vegan pizza and...

Finding Friday Treats as a Vegan Family

Being a vegan family and eating out can definitely be tricky. Luckily, there are tips and tricks we use to find fun ways to find food at most places. Friday Vegan Treats Each week, we go...

Throw a Kid-Friendly Party for the Big Game

The Big Game is one of the biggest sporting events in our country.  People get amped and are passionate about their team.  When we were young and kid free, we attended many Big Game...
Newsletter Signup

Be a Ventura County Mom Insider!

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and never miss the latest product or an exclusive offer.