Jessie Luckey

Jessie Luckey
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Jessie Luckey is mom to a nonstop-moving toddler and a nonstop-talking preschooler. Jessie has called Flagstaff home for over 12 years and even met her husband swing dancing in Heritage Square. Jessie works for Catholic Charities as a social worker, although her degree is in education, with an emphasis in early childhood. Jessie loves Jesus and being outside.

Delaying Kindergarten

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I'm no stranger to high stakes early entry kindergarten. That's where I started my teaching career, years and years ago. I had a class full of young children that were academically ready for kindergarten,...

Six Shows Starring Strong Women

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Six shows that I think that you should be watching that happen to star amazing leading women because you probably don't have enough of those in your life.   Outlander Outlander is an ongoing series based on...

Wedding Dress Upcycling

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Like many an American bride, after my wedding day I took my dress to the dry cleaners where it was cleaned, preserved and put in a large box. The box then promptly went into...

Thriving Festival Season with Littles

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Once the weather is warm enough, Flagstaff loves to celebrate! We start with Hullaballoo and wrap up with Cornucopia. It may seem overwhelming to bring small children to a festival scene, but locals know...

How We Fight to Win the Toy Battle

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What do I mean by toy battle? I'm sure you've been to those houses where not only do the kids have seemingly endless toys, but they are EVERYWHERE.  Now, this is not a judgment post....

My Husband is Not One of My Children

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When I married my husband, I expected, and received a partner. Someone who would run the house as my equal and when it came to it, take care of our children. Sometimes we can't...

Theatre Makes Me a Better Mom

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I love musical theatre. Mostly being a part of community musical theatre. I love the challenge of learning new music, harmonies, and choreography. I like working with a familiar community and meeting new people...

Reflections On Buying Another Child a Birthday Present

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  I honestly thought my daughter getting invited to a birthday party sounded like a fun few hours of stress free joy. What a fool I am. If it were up to me I would just...

Daycare is Raising My Kids

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Well...not daycare. My children don't go to "daycare." They go to an early childhood enrichment center. I usually just say child care, or school. I've heard several people make the comment about not sending their children somewhere...

The Case for Public Schools

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When we were children, there wasn't too much debate about where you went to school. Your options were the local public school you were zoned for or maybe a private school. Those were the...

Cell Phones: Tool or Hobby?

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By now, you are probably well aware that the recommendations for screen time. If you need the reminder, children under 18 months should be limited to video chat and children under 5 should be...

Gifts for When You Don’t Know What to Give

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Some people are extremely hard to shop for. Either because they are overly opinionated, private, because they have everything a person could need or what have you. Me, I'm a minimalist and I'm very vocal...

Your Children Are Watching You: Teaching Children to be Charitable

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I want to remind you for a moment that your children absorb every thing you do and everything you say, whether or not it seems like it. I remember this every time I see...