My name is Valerie. I am a mother to 2 boys – TJ, a 25 year old, and CJ, a 21 year old with Down Syndrome.

My background includes extensive experience in customer service and office management.

I started blogging in 2005 as a way to keep distant family up to date. Over the years I have had the privilege of working with many different companies, representatives and products. For years I had two blogs – Mom Knows It All and From Val’s Kitchen. In 2020 I decided to merge them. 

I have come to enjoy social media and appreciate its many uses for both individuals and businesses. I have developed a love for WordPress and find it to be a very powerful and flexible content management system, and a superior platform for almost any type of website.

I am also a part-time classroom instructor for adults, teaching classes on how to use computers, how to use Microsoft Office software, and how to use WordPress. I also lead creative cooking seminars using the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

I offer lessons, both for individuals and groups, on how to use WordPress.

I offer lessons, both for individuals and groups, on using an electric pressure cooker.

Feel free to email me at to discuss your needs.