This post is the second in a three-part series about how to parent in a more environmentally friendly way. The first post was about cloth diapering, this one tackles food waste, and the last will be on toys and...
One of my favorite things about Flagstaff is our extended soup season. An October chill sends me straight to my cupboards to get out "the big pots." Growing up in the South, my mama used to make the most...
October is pregnancy and infant loss month. I wanted to share a little about the JLB Project and why this month is so important to so many. JLB Project has been a vital part of care for families who have...
In June of this year, I had a pregnancy loss. In light of October and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, I wanted to write something on the topic, but I wasn't entirely sure what to say about it. I lost...

Homemade Play-Dough

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It’s fall and we found ourselves stuck inside most of the week because of a house full of colds. Play-dough to the rescue. Now, to entertain a 2-year-old inside for days on end. As we got tired of the endless...
Is it sweater weather yet? A chilly car-ride in the morning, leaves turning and pumpkin spice everything has me reaching for my favorite cozy toppers and boots. Here's a simple fashion update to help you freshen up your fall...
We've all wondered if we're bad moms. Am I a bad mom for putting my kid in preschool full time? He's too young for that much time away from me. A better mom would know that about her child. ...
This post is the first in a three-part series about how to parent in a more eco-friendly way. This first post is on cloth diapering, the second will tackle food, and the last will be on toys and clothing. My...
My husband and I must be certifiably nuts! Our two oldest daughters are 20 months apart in age. I knew when they were babies that they would be two years apart in school and be in High School at the...
  My husband and I got home from a date night and as we thanked our sitter for watching our son, she said, "of course, I just realized it might be the last time I get to watch him because...
My 3 month old got the chicken pox. And despite people's encouragement that it's better to deal with at a younger age, it's pretty tough any time you have a sick baby, for a few key reasons: Stuffy nose...

The Cusp

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I write this from the cusp. Suspended in time at a point that will not exist much longer. In a few days, life will be marked as before and after. Emotions simmer on the surface, a mix of fear...
"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 I had to do something...

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11 Gifts Better Than What You (Feel Like You Need to)...

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This holiday season, Americans are slated to spend more than $178 billion ($823, on average, per person) on gifts. Most of this will be...