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.

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...

Guide: A Vegan Weekend in Flagstaff

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Flagstaff has some amazing food options! For every preference or restriction, it is not too difficult to find what you're looking to enjoy. Whether you are rolling into town for a weekend away or...

Not a SAHM: A Maternity Leave Story

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This summer, I gave birth to my second child beginning a summer that lined up with maternity leave! Now by "maternity leave" I don't actually mean someone paid me to stay home and heal...

I Wanted a Girl, and That’s Ok.

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We didn't have a boy name or even a cute fetal nickname. From the beginning, I referred to my lower abdomen as Louise. "Say hello to Baby Lou", I would tell my daughter. We would...

Grandmother Doesn’t Always Know Best: Respecting Parenting Choices

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Until 1994, parents were encouraged to put their child to sleep on their stomachs. Our foremothers likely gave birth under Twilight Sleep. Growing up, TV was an accessible babysitter. Spanking is still hotly debated today.   Sometimes...

Minimalist Mama 101

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Recently, I was cooking and I had an epiphany. I have two colanders. No, that can't be right. Why do I have two colanders? I don't need two colanders. Not only do I have...

Teaching Children about Disability

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We consistently sit in the same pew at church every week. Lately, my toddler has noticed someone else who sits near us every week. He is a young man, in high school, severely disabled...

Small Things with Great Love

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"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love" This is one of my favorite quotes. It's one I say to myself constantly. Or try to. And more importantly, try...

My $25 A Person Grocery Budget

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I have had a $50/week grocery budget since I realized that a budget is a fiscally responsible way to plan your finances. Now that we are a family of 3 (and a half), our...

Being Make-Up Free

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When you're young, make-up is grown up and fun. However, the older you get, make-up becomes less fun and more seemingly mandatory.  According to New Beauty, 80% of women wear make up every single day.  This...

The Evolution of Fertility Awareness

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Spoiler alert: Sex makes babies! I know, it's crazy. It's also the only way to naturally get pregnant! Not to say that every time you have sex you want to add to your brood. Fortunately,...

Date Night Ideas: Valentine’s Day Edition

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Valentine's Day can invoke a lot of different feelings for a lot of different people. Primarily, the argument against that I consistently hear, is something along the lines of, "I don't need a holiday...

4 Great Services for Crunchy Flagstaff Mamas

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It is so exciting when you find new places that align with your family's beliefs and values. Here are four local businesses my family has patronized to fit our needs: Flagstaff Birth and Women's Center I could...