Recently, I sat in a circle of women revolved around one woman in particular in order to honor her passage into motherhood. They blessed her with their prayers, words of encouragement, tears of friendship, and nourishing food. I have...
My husband and I have five daughters, and we have done chores 100 different ways in almost 20 years of parenting. Sticker charts, rotations, weekly chores, monthly chores, allowance, no allowance. But regardless of the method, our kids have...
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 husband and I had a...

Dia Del Amor Y La Amistad

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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 the many holidays we did...
My husband and I both work full time and we have two kids under 5 with no childcare (you know, because of the pandemic).Here's our schedule3:30 a.m. Husband goes to work while I watch the kids (this includes trying...
“I will NEVER do this to my kids!” I thought heatedly, with deep conviction, for the thousandth time. I was a little kid with big emotions, one of them being frustration rooted in the feeling that my parents just...
2020 was a blur. It was hard enough being a mom of three young kids and juggling a full-time job while being married to a husband who is out of town half of the month. Then the pandemic hit. I went...
So much has happened this year, and so much has...not. Earlier this fall there was a lot of back and forth about the reality of preschools (and all schools) being opened, and while some have, it isn't the majority....
The Gift of Struggle As parents, it can be a challenge to let our children struggle.  We want to keep them safe; we do not like to see them having a hard time.  It feels as though it goes completely...
Earlier this year I thought I would grace you all with my booklist for the year, but then the pandemic hit and I read nearly twice as many books as I did the year before (about 42). I won't...
As most of us know, toddlers are tricky. They can communicate their wants, they don’t fully understand their emotions, and their highs can turn to lows in an instant (and vice versa). They are also so full of love...
The holidays can be a busy and rushed time for all of us, and one person, in particular, is someone you shouldn't forget to acknowledge - your kids' teachers. Now, I'm not telling you to go out and buy...
The holidays are here! And the countdown to winter break is on. The "Last Day of School" is marked on my calendar - generating excitement among my littles and raising anxiety for me. Why? Because I don't like my...

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2021 Guide to Summer Camps In + Around Flagstaff

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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...