Total newbie to Flagstaff. I’m still finding my way here with the help of my 4 year old, my husband, and my pets. I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Orange County for a few years before moving back to L.A, and then to Flagstaff. In my free time, I enjoy the company of a cup of coffee and thrift stores. I like talking about travel, food, culture, traditions, trying to go green, motherhood struggles, random subjects, and memes.

So THIS is Marriage?

Grocery shopping... what a bore, amiright?! Well, somehow, since we have moved to Flagstaff, grocery shopping has become a family outing of sorts. This weekend was kind of rough and we all really were...

Dia Del Amor Y La Amistad

Growing up, we did things a little differently, but I didn’t realize it until I was much older. My family immigrated to the U.S and with them, they brought culture and tradition. One of...
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Let’s Stop the Mom Shaming

I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when I came across a mom-shaming meme about  motherhood. It really got me thinking “is this what people really think?” Here is the meme, courtesy of Google Images (because...

5 Ways to Show Up for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hey, Flagstaff! It’s me, ya girl who procrastinates and writes her articles in between other things. What’s up? Well, it is almost the end of September/beginning of October, and I have kept pushing out my...

May 5th- National MMIW Awareness Day

Today is MMIW Awareness Day. If you are reading this on May 5th, I’d just like you to know that I appreciate you for clicking on this article. I know there are so many...

My Late Night Woes: Dealing with Loneliness

Last night, I spent 20 minutes in my car, just crying. Legit ugly howling, mental breakdown kind of crying. The overwhelming amount of stress just came tumbling all down. I lost my keys, my...

Mom! Why I No Speak Spanish?

Confessions of a bilingual mom without a bilingual child. I have been speaking Spanish my whole life. My parents, being from Mexico, spoke Spanish. I learned to pray in Spanish, and my lullabies, cartoons, stories….all...

Shirley’s Q+A – Meet The Contributor

Family: My husband and I have known each other since we were kids. We got married in 2019 when I was just 19. Ah, young love, haha.   We just celebrated our 11 year...