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.

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...

Movies & Shows to Fall for Again

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I LOVE fall. I am that woman waiting all year to drink pumpkin spice, wear scarves, get out my boots, and take 1,000 pictures of my smush bear in the leaves. Here are my...

How This Teacher Mothers

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  As a university instructor (college teacher), I have learned that some students fail. They don’t show up to class, or they can’t find a way to stay motivated, or their time management skills are...

Toddler Air Travel Tips

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Here's a hard truth: traveling with a toddler sucks. I know because I've done it a bunch. My son is 20 months old and has been on at least 10 flights. My family lives in...

Five Things to Know if Your Toddler Needs an Arm Cast

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Prevention: I thought my crib was lowered all the way. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t. Toddlers are more prone to wrist injuries than adults, so try to protect them as much as possible. When...

Judgement vs. Parenting Advice: Holding Effective Conversations

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It feels like as soon as you get pregnant you are bombarded with questions. Are you getting an epidural? Will you breastfeed? Do you believe in co-sleeping? Are you going back to work? When?...

5 Reasons I’m Jealous of my Son

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5 Reasons I'm Jealous of my Son... 1. The Tooth Fairy: Kids lose teeth for free and then get money for them. I pay thousands of dollars to have teeth removed, and don't hear boo...

Five Holiday Memories You Could Start This Year

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  Some winter day, far in the future, my son will sit around and talk about what the holidays were like when he was a child. I'm a sucker for nostalgia. One of my favorite...

Cool Weather, Hot Coffee: Five of my Favorite Local Places to Sit and Sip

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I don't just drink coffee, I NEED coffee. Coffee is the one constant in my ever-evolving definition of "busy."This weekend I finished grading 96 essays for the four English classes I teach at NAU,...

“She’s a Boy.” My Son Looks Like a Girl, Apparently.

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Everywhere we go, people refer to my son as "she." I'm not talking about a few times. I'm conservatively estimating it's happened 100 times. It's almost daily, and he's 14 months. It happens no...

He Doesn’t Walk Yet and That’s Okay

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Today I was out at Art in the Park with my son. As we were strolling around a lady took to him. She asked how old he was, and I said almost fifteen months. "Oh,...

Meet the Contributor: Christine Davis

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In the spirit of beginnings and introductions, I've included some info below so you can all get to know a little more about me. Thanks for reading, and for making this community home!   Family: I...

One is the Loneliest Number, or Lone Wolf: Only-Child Syndrome Myths

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Growing up, almost all of my friends had siblings. Some of them fought, and some of them got along. Some of them oscillated between fighting and getting along. To this day, when I tell...