One of my favorite things to do when I visit (or move to) a new town is to find out where the locals eat. To be fair, I'm no professional food critic, just a local mom who loves any...
Ah, the great outdoors. So peaceful and relaxing. Basking in the serenity of nature, feeling a cool raindrop on your face, letting the leaves of a fern slide between your fingers as you gently sway back and forth in...
  A – ACCEPT that there is a lot of work involved in camping with littles. Acquiesce to the fact that, unlike the carefree trips of your youth, it will be a bit exhausting (because now you get to do...
I've been documenting my meal planning for the last few years trying to unlock the secret to making it quick and headache-free. Currently, my family has been using this formula, and while it's quite broad, it does help to...
Ever since my Instagram Stories takeover I have had an uptick of people asking me how to make their own Sourdough. In order to make sourdough though, you need a starter. Here's my guide on making a starter. What you...
I recently saw a meme online that read, “Breastfeeding for one year is approximately 1800 hours. A full-time job with 3 weeks of vacation is 1,960 hours.  Just a fun fact.”  Since my pump measures the number of hours...
We all know dining with toddlers is “fun.” Or at least for me, taking two toddlers out to dinner who are 2 and under can be challenging. But eating out with them doesn’t have to cost you a lot!...
My breastfeeding journey started out ahead of the curve.  My husband and I met with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) one-on-one weeks before giving birth.  We took a prenatal breastfeeding class, practiced feeding holds, learned about latches,...

Enchilada Rice

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Have you ever had those moments when you are deciding what is for dinner and you feel like you are in a rut?  That has been all too common for us in our household lately! As my husband and...
We may not have a polar vortex here in Flagstaff, but we have our share of winter weather, perfect for a hot bowl of soup that was simmering in your Crock-Pot all day. I was raised in Texas and love...

Busy Mom Hacks

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This school year has hit me hard. Between teaching, moming, and everything else, I stay swamped. Here are a few ways I stay organized and sane. Breakfast Prep I use this oatmeal recipe . I put half in these mason jars , and...
Have you ever felt so unmotivated to do anything, especially cook? That has definitely been me for quite some time. Which is unusual for me because I love to cook!!! Well, I have been feeling pretty un-inspired to cook...
This post was created in partnership with Beech-Nut® Naturals™. All opinions are our own. We recently hosted a party for some of our Mommy Friends and Contributors in partnership with Beech-Nut® Naturals™. It was so easy and fun to plan...

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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...