It’s time to start thinking about those summer plans for your kids! This guide has something for everyone! We encourage you to work through this list and contact those camps you are interested in – many have already opened registration....
Who :: All Northern Arizona moms or moms-to-be {no kids, please, with the exception of young nurslings} When :: Thursday, April 16, 2020  6:00pm-8:30pm Where :: The Garden's at Violas Ticket Sale Date :: Early Bird - ends Sunday, March 8 at...
My lovely friend gave a demonstration about time management at our work orientation awhile back. A jar was held up and then filled with rocks. The rocks represented the big things we all have to do. For most moms,...
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I Hired A Sleep Coach

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A while back I wrote a post about enjoying night time wakings and feedings with my newborn (here). Looking back I truly feel that I soaked up as much late night, swaddled baby burrito cuddles as I could. Fast...
Post partum, I felt invisible. Like I was the wrapping of candy that was thrown aside after being torn open. A lot of people wanted to visit the baby, rushing to see the beautiful new life that entered the...
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, or learning something new. I...
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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 hard I work. The home tasks...
Teens and winter driving.....   I have a teen of THAT age; you know... 15 ½... the magic age in AZ where you can get a permit to drive. She enjoyed herself and was doing great... right up until it...
Finding fun indoor activities can be a challenge in the middle of the winter. Besides decorating a Christmas tree and making a gingerbread house, what can you do with your preschoolers / kindergarteners this December at home? Get an...
While minimalism may be trending this holiday season, and many folks are advocating for giving experiences instead of things, I'm here to make the argument that a good book is a whole experience. Here is my gift guide for...
That Time I Lost My Wedding Ring… A mom has a lot to worry about during the day: keeping your kids alive and out of harm, what you are going to feed your them and your husband, how that stick...
You may be seeing a lot of posts recently about intentional gift giving and making the holiday season more authentic and less materialistic. Many families are overwhelmed with the busyness of the holidays. Between gift buying and giving, decorating,...
I like to make sure Christmas morning is a surprise for all my kids. Holiday gift-giving with five kids is one crazy challenge for this momma. Don't get me wrong. I love celebrating Christmas. I love shopping and I love...
I see my future, a plan, a goal, and then it flees the frame. I can't remember what I am supposed to do. A staircase appears, and I begin ascending for the sake of ascending, but the steps move...
The onset of winter brings on a mixed bag of physical and emotional states: joy and stress, illness and elation, busyness and depression. Namely, it can trigger many cases of "Winter Blues." It's important to realize that everyone has their...

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Pinecone Pastries {Perfect for Gifting to Flagstaff Family & Friends}

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When Debbie McGlothlin sent her daughter off to college and son to the military, she found herself searching for ways to bond with them...