Katie Woodard

Katie Woodard
Katie has lived in Flagstaff for 22 years and grew up in North Carolina. She has 10 and 12 year old boys who are certainly an adventure! Her family is by far the most rewarding part of her life. Katie loves hiking and running in our beautiful hills, skiing, river rafting, traveling, health and clean eating (thanks to a whacky thyroid). She is also always taking small steps to clean up our environment, and she is currently learning meditation and just loves learning in general! Katie and her college roommate drove to AZ from VA after college and Katie has only left briefly but Flagstaff is her home for sure! She met her wonderful husband while river guiding in the Grand Canyon. Katie is a family photographer at www.katiewoodardphotography.com, here in Flagstaff and loves capturing the natural love and beauty in families. Her newest fun adventure is co-founding Women Empowering Northern Arizona.

Trick or Treating and other Fun for Halloween in Flagstaff!

Halloween is coming up quickly and there are so many fun things to do in Flagstaff for all ages! Here is a list of several events going on, as well as a few neighborhoods that are...

N. Arizona’s Best Watering Holes!

Who says there is no water in Arizona? Yes, water is scarce here in the southwest. I make it a point to save water whenever and wherever I can. Water is a beautiful thing!...
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Father’s Day Experience Gift Ideas!

We love dads! Father’s Day is coming up this week so we put together a list of experience gifts ideas for all types of dads. In our household, we are on an eternal mission...

Earth Day Challenge!

Earth Day is a great way to celebrate the beginning of warmer weather! The City of Flagstaff Sustainability Office invites you to celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday, April 22nd at Bushmaster Park from 11am-2pm.  Click here for...

Can You Teach Kids Adulting?

Do we lead by example or try to teach them every little thing we know? Or both? As my oldest son quickly approaches high school I began to seriously contemplate all the things we...

How We Parent like a Monk

I’ll never forget the day (over 10 years ago) when my husband comes home with our 2-year-old very distraught (the husband not the kid!). They had been at a splash pad/ playground and I...
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How to Slow Down Time…

"Time flies," "please don't grow up so fast" or "please slow down, time!"...how many times have you heard that from someone or thought that yourself? I was thinking it so often that I knew...

Have a Sustainable Flagstaff Summer!

My favorite and sometimes scariest season is rapidly approaching! What are you up to this summer? If you are like me I’m frantically trying to think of things to do with my not so...

5 Healthy Habits I am Continuing this Year

I have never been a big fan of New Year's Resolutions because as you know, by February, most of them are long forgotten! I am however always up for a new healthy habit, a challenge,...
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3 Tips on How to Connect and Reconnect with Loved Ones

I just got home from a 10-day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon with my husband. We were gone from work, cell phones, our kids and everything for 10 days! To say it was...
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A Few of My Favorite (Self-Help) Books

“Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit" -Dale...

Eat Outside Day!

August 31st is National Eat Outside Day. This is a great time of year to eat outside in Flagstaff! There are so many options and benefits to eating outside. You can eat outside at home in...

Local Non-Profit Holiday Wish List!

We all know there is a lot of needs in our community, especially during the holidays and the cold weather. But sometimes we don't know how or who to help! I am part of...