Christine Davis

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Christine Davis lives in Flagstaff with her husband, Justin, and her children, Jett and Cadence. They like to go on easy hikes, eat lots of local food, and have fun in the sun and snow. She holds an MFA from Northern Arizona University, where she currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the English department. When she's not teaching or chasing children, she writes and publishes poetry.
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Fall Fun: Crafts to Keep or Gift

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I know many of us Flagstaffians live far away from our parents and extended family. I love to send my mother, grandmother, and in-laws crafts from Jett. My grandmother actually frames crafts from all...

Back-to-School Prep Tips for Moms Who Teach: Balancing Parenthood and Teaching

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As the back-to-school season approaches, moms who are also teachers face a unique challenge of juggling their roles as educators and parents. Adjusting to the routine can be overwhelming, but with some proactive planning...
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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...
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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...

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...

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. We are too tired.Here's our schedule:3:30 a.m. Husband goes to work while I watch the kids...

Winter Adventures: Events and Activities to Make this Season Special

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Every season in Flagstaff makes me feel lucky to call this place home, but winter holds a fond place in my heart because there are so many opportunities to view the magic of snow,...

Saying Thank You to Children

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My child sometimes says please and thank you. If he really wants something, he yells, "Peeeaaaassss." I call that progress. I try to always say please and thank you if we are out to...

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...

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...
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The Fourth in Flagstaff: A Guide to Celebrating Independence Day

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I have always loved the fourth of July. As a kid it was one of my favorite holidays. I can still remember watching the fireworks from a huge field in Kernersville, NC. The music,...
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Top Ten Local Coffee Houses in Flagstaff

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Here in Flagstaff we are blessed by the mountains and the abundance of amazing coffee shops. This list is not comprehensive, but I hope it helps you start your own caffeine tour. If I’ve...
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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...