Daniella Murphy

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Daniella Murphy is a wife, boy mama and Los Angeles native, transplanted to the mountains of Northern Arizona. She co-founded Flagstaff Mom Collective. A former Hollywood Assistant, she traded rolling calls and fetching latte's for rolling strollers and fetching sippy-cups. She loves Jesus, her morning coffee (still warm!) and a luxurious solo trip to Target. You can find more of her writing on her blog, The Merfett and see her view of daily life on Instagram at @daniellajoyy.

My Favorite Refreshing Summer Salad

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Flagstaff summers are mild compared to the rest of AZ, but we live really close to the sun so the days feel intense. It's too hot to cook. Some days it feels too hot...

I’m not a Regular Mom. I’m a Plant Mom.

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If you scroll social media, house plants are as common in home decor as rugs and throw blankets. Many of us grew our collection of plant babies over the past year because we were...

Hot Grill Summer

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Summer in Flagstaff means lots of outdoor time - and that goes for cooking and dining too. I was once intimidated by our backyard BBQ, but this summer I'm committed to mastering it. From...

Moving to Flagstaff – 10 Things to Know

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So, you are either thinking of, or already in the process of, moving to Flagstaff, AZ. Welcome! It's a beautiful place to live and a wonderful community to be a part of. Many residents are...

After a Year of Grace, It’s Time for Radical Self-Love

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A year ago today my husband was laid off, my kids were participating in emergency virtual learning and I was working 40+ hours a week from home while grappling with fear, grief, and frustration...

Introducing Wee Scotty Sewing & Craft Boutique: Your new downtown source for creativity

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Lynne Gallagher, Wee Scotty owner, and master seamstress formed the idea for Wee Scotty while sewing on her machine with her infant daughter sitting on her lap. Over 25 years later, she has built...

My skincare routine: How washing my face makes me happy

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I have very little control over anything in 2020. Like, almost zero. I have no time for myself. Few rituals or routines in my current life have endured COVID and are still with me...

What I really want for Women’s Equality Day – Inclusion

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Just last week American women celebrated 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment which granted our right to vote. 1920 was a powerful year for women - I'm hoping 2020 brings more...

5 Tips for Virtual Learning This School Year

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Little distance learning school on the prairie I work four jobs, plus freelancing, for a total workload of 40+ hours a week. I have two boys, one in 1st Grade and one in Kindergarten this...

Recent Reads to Recommend

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I've been reading a ton. I'm a pretty avid reader but with quarantine, I'm trying to set better work/life boundaries. I make a strong attempt to stay off my phone during the evenings and weekends...

Hike Hunt Free Printable

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We've all been there before - the optimistic parent that packs up a million snacks, fills water bottles, then sunscreens everyone to a sheen before hitting the trail with high hopes of a fun...

Visiting Flagstaff for Summer 2020 – 5 Things to Know

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Tourism time has once again returned to Flagstaff. Even in the midst of a global pandemic our little mountain town is still seeing visitors. Tourists are seeking a change of scenery, cooler temperatures, and...

Flagstaff Family Neighborhood Egg Hunt

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Flagstaff families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts this year, but with a little help from our local community, we can go on an Easter egg hunt...