Christine Davis

Christine Davis
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Christine Davis lives in Flagstaff with her husband, son, and adventure dog. They like to go on easy hikes, eat lots of local burgers, and have fun in the sun and snow. She holds an MFA from Northern Arizona University, where she currently serves as an instructor in the English department. Her work can be found in Crack the Spine, Four Ties Lit Review, Atlantis Magazine, and Sanctuary Literary Journal.

What Can a Man Be?

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There are many important conversations happening in America, and I'm not saying this one is more important than others, but it came up at my dinner table this week: what does it...

Up All Night Mom: The Second Shift

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If you aren't familiar with the term, "The second shift," it refers to the domestic labor that mothers perform after returning from jobs outside the home. The "equality" of this labor has...

Book Recommendations

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Good news is hard to come by these days, but here's some: book sales have increased. On my own social media accounts, I keep seeing posts of people asking for book recommendations....

What I Didn’t Prepare for With My Second Child

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I mentally prepared myself for the fact that having two kids would be harder than one. I expected to be broke and exhausted. I knew I'd need to be more organized, and to leave...

Deep Cleaning and Healthy Tips for the Pandemic

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I'm pretty terrible at doing routine deep cleans, but my mom is a professional. Here are some tips beyond the typical "wipe down" that we all usually do. Disinfect light switches, door knobs, and...

10 Tips for the Pumping Mama

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I breastfed my son for a year with minimal problems, and only pumped while at work, so when my little girl came along and had feeding problems I was pretty much beside myself. I...

The Medical Merry-Go-Round

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When I had my second child in July, I was excited to get home and start our life as a family of four. Instead we began a costly, stressful medical journey. For the first week...

The Gift of Giving

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Every year I pull out a stack of children's Christmas books to read. This week, The Bernstein Bears Joy of Giving left me in tears. It's a simple book about a brother and sister...

Soup’s On: Cheesy Potato Soup Served in a Bread Bowl

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One of my favorite things about Flagstaff is our extended soup season. An October chill sends me straight to my cupboards to get out "the big pots." Growing up in the South, my mama...

Motherhood as Limitation

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I've been lucky enough to take lots of writing workshop classes (and to teach some, too). Writing can be overwhelming. Like...what do you write about? It's easy to feel stuck. Guided writing activities are...

The Angry Mama

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I'm officially 33 weeks pregnant, working the last week of my summer teaching job, and raising a toddler! Wow, do I feel stretched thin. Not even thin. Just...transparent. I'm looking at myself writing down...

The Potty Fairy

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I tried to potty train my son at various stages, and it never worked. I finally adopted the attitude that he would eventually "train" himself, or let me know when he was ready. Days...

Baby Items You Really Need (and Don’t): My Second Time Around

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My first child is almost three, and I'm due in August with my second! It's exciting, but most aspects of being being pregnant this time around are harder. I can't rest like I could...