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.

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...

Young Mom

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I was in line at a local, upscale grocery store buying prenatal vitamins when the cashier complimented my neon pink nails. She said not everyone could pull them off. I explained that I had...

Real Love

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I'm one of those people who overuses the word "love." In 10 Things I Hate About You (perfect movie from the 90s), Bianca says, "There's a difference between like and love. Because, I like...

Mom Saver: Pockets of Away Time

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My lovely friend gave a demonstration about time management at our work orientation awhile back. A jar was held up and then filled with rocks. The rocks represented the big things we all have...

Busy Mom Hacks

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This school year has hit me hard. Between teaching, moming, and everything else, I stay swamped. Here are a few ways I stay organized and sane. Breakfast Prep I use this oatmeal recipe . I put half...