Emily Barton

Emily Barton
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Hi all! I am a proud mom of twins - Lilith and Jack - since February 2017. When I am not tandem bottle feeding or trying to coordinate napping schedules, I am either working fulltime as a registered nurse for the Indian Health Service, or taking my babies out in their Weego twin carrier with my husband.

A Guide to Thrift Shopping in Flagstaff

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One of the best things about living in Flagstaff is the variety of budget-friendly thrift stores. As parents, we all know how expensive it can be to always have to buy new shoes for...

DIY Squeeze Pouch Recipes for Picky Eaters

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Do you have picky eaters in your household? Us too. As much as I would love to say that our kids gladly eat fistfuls of broccoli, that is just not the case. When our...

5 Ways to Manage Expectations as a Parent

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In this day-in-age of Instagram, Facebook and an overwhelming amount of social media and technology, it's hard not to get swept away in our perceptions of what parenthood should look like. We are constantly...

An Important Question To Ask Yourself

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Last year during a visit from my mom and a stroll to the park when the twins were about 6 months old, my mom asked me a question. "So, do you feel like a mom...

I Unfairly Judged Another Mom Today

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There are so many great posts out there about experiences moms face when being judged by strangers when out in public with their kids.  We are constantly judged when our baby is screaming on...

The 6 Biggest Challenges New Moms Face in the First Year of Motherhood

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As my twins near their first birthday, I have been reflecting a lot on what have been the biggest things to adjust to as a new mother.  Regardless of the challenges, it has been...

The Mystery of PCOS

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I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at the age of 14.  At what was probably my very first visit to the gynecologist, she asked me the dreaded question: "When was your last menstrual...

3 Confessions of a Working Twin Mom

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When I returned to work after spending 3 months with my newborn twins 24/7, I had mixed emotions.  I was nervous and stressed about having to leave my babies with a stranger (who is...

Family Holiday Non -Traditional Traditions

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When I think of the word tradition, I can't help but think of the song from "Fiddler On the Roof."  My ancestors on my maternal side came from that very same region that the...

Tummy Time Truths

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Oh, Tummy Time, how my children loathe thee.  But it is a necessary evil.  Research shows that tummy time is the best way to get your baby to hit all of her milestones, from...

Pumping: A Different Way of Breastfeeding

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When I found out I was pregnant, I had a list of expectations that I had set for myself when I became a mother.  Breastfeeding was at the top of that list.  The benefits...

5 Ways New Flagstaff Moms Can Reduce Stress

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The National Institute of Mental Health defines stress as "how the brain and body respond to any demand." With that being said, motherhood affects how we respond to the demand of caring for our...

Meet the Contributor: Emily Barton

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Family:  Mother of twins, Lilith Amelia and Jack Avery, since February 2017;  married to my husband Mark since October 25, 2014.     Job: Emergency Nurse with Indian Health Service   What brought you to Flagstaff:  I grew...