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.
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Geography of the Heart: Becoming a Mom in a Different State than Family

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I'm the first daughter in my family to move to a different state in at least five generations. That's right, I have broken a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Southern guilt is real,...
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House Hunting in an Out of Control Market: How We Got the First Place...

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We recently sold our townhouse without having another place lined up. No, we weren't leaving town. Yes, we were worried about it. As the days ticked on, the stress mounted.It was what we had...
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Unseen: Mother’s Day Matters

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There was a wonderful episode of the TV show The Middle where the mom just wants to be alone for Mother's Day. Her family plans a big day out so she can stay home...

This English Teacher is too Tired to Read to Her Own Kids

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My husband and I both work full time and we have two kids under 5 with no childcare (you know, because of the pandemic).Here's our schedule3:30 a.m. Husband goes to work while I watch...

The Weight of the Worrying Woman at the Holidays: Seasonal Mental Load

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I've read all about the "mental load" that women carry. In relationships, women tend to do most of the mental labor. Seasonal mental labor includes researching toys, choosing what gifts to buy family members...

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 mean to...

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 improved somewhat...

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. As a...

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...