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.

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...
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Sharing Our Children With the World

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  Sharing children with the world is not for the faint of heart. After I dropped my older son off at daycare for the first time, now almost four years ago, I drove up 180...

Keeping Cool in Flagstaff

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This will be my ninth summer in Flagstaff. Before I moved here I knew basically nothing about it. The summer before we moved from the Midwest, I would insist to my husband that when...
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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...
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Sharing Our Kids: Whose Kid is This, Anyway?

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After I dropped my older son off at daycare for the first time, I drove up 180 weeping. It was not my son’s first day away from me, I’d been back at work full-time...
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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 Halloween

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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...

Mom and Dad Get an Allowance

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I’m 36 years old and I am going to start getting an allowance. Like it is for a lot of couples, money is a hot topic in my marriage. We met living on loans in...

Vote Like a Mother

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"When my grandma was born, women could not vote. I use my right to honor the struggle to get me that right and to make my voice heard." I have been writing letters to encourage...

Someday, We Will Tell The Story of Now

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Oof. Here we are, more than 4 months into staying home, staying 6 ft away from everyone, and for me, staying in a near-constant state of anxiety about both the present and the future. To...

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......

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...

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,...