Sarah

Sarah
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Originally from Minneapolis, Sarah landed in Flagstaff in 2009 by way of Connecticut, Brooklyn, NY and Madison, WI. She works as a public interest attorney and lives with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

Flagstaff Moms Neighborhood Guide

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When we moved to Flagstaff over 10 years ago, I really had no idea where to start in figuring out where to live. I asked an acquaintance who had gone to NAU for recommendations......

Let Them See You Work

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Being a mom is really hard sometimes. Being an adult is really hard sometimes.  Keeping it all together is really hard sometimes. I’ve been making an effort, though, lately, to show my kids how...

An Inclusive Halloweeen

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We have recently joined the world of food allergies and restrictions. We are facing our first Halloween since the diagnoses. While I was aware of the Teal Pumpkin Project and the idea of offering...

School’s Out For… Ransom?

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In September, the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) closed the entire district in response to a ransomware attack. I was certainly surprised this kind of attack could disable the district to the degree that...

Sharing Our Children With the World

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After I dropped my older son off at daycare for the first time, now almost 4 years ago, I drove up 180 weeping. It was not my son’s first day away from me, I’d...

Summer Family Roadtrip Tricks

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It's summertime and time to hit the road for the Great American Roadtrip. I've come to really enjoy car trips with my family, here are some ideas that make them more fun for everyone: Plan...

The Family that Skis Together

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I grew up skiing. It was something I did with my dad in the winters, hitting hills across the Midwest. I have clear and happy memories of chatting on the chairlift with my dad,...

I Had to Share My Cookie with My Toddler But I Chose to Share...

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While I was pregnant with my second child, a co-worker and friend approached me with the idea of a “job share.” I was instantly intrigued.  Since the birth of my first son, I’d felt...

Make Those Resolutions Stick

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I am a bit conflicted about New Year's resolutions. On one hand, they’re usually made with good intentions and at time of year when the wind-down of the holidays makes me feel ready for...

Cultivating Long-Distance Friendships: 5 ideas

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Motherhood can be intensely lonely. And for those of us who have had and treasured strong female friendships, the lifestyle change can be jarring. Most of my closest friends live very far away, as...

Mom, Wash Your Face

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My whole life, I’ve hated washing my face.  I think it was because water would get everywhere... so I didn’t really do it that often. Over a year ago, I was introduced to a new...

Meet the Contributor: Sarah

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 A husband, two sons and two dogs. Job: Public-interest Attorney. What brought you to Flagstaff: Technically my husband’s job. We were graduating from law school and ready for an “adventure.” We were ready to go wherever...

Podcasts and Shows You Might Like, Too

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I am always looking for new podcasts and shows to stream. I listen to podcasts for some alone time on dog-walks and on long car trips. And my Netflix/Hulu/Amazon algorithms are all messed up...