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. ...
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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Weeknight Eats

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Being a teacher, mama, and wife means back to school is the busiest season of life. Between setting up a classroom, getting ready for a new bunch of kiddos, and spending quality time with my family, I don’t have...
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...
  Sharing children with the world is not for the faint of heart. After I dropped my older son off at daycare for the first time, now almost four years ago, I drove up 180 weeping. It was not my...
Are you passionate about Flagstaff and families in our community? We will be adding to our group of regular contributors and we’re looking for fresh, local voices to join our team! These are volunteer positions with lots of fun perks. What...
We've had Back to School on the brain in our house, anyone else? Trying to remember all the things to order, purchase and pack in honor of sending our kiddos out of the house and into their classrooms for...
Part of the allure of living in Flagstaff is that most of us are transplants to this lovely mountain town; but the downside of that fact is that it means we have all left wonderful friendships behind in other...
I tried to potty train my son at various stages, and it never worked. I finally adopted the attitude that he would eventually "train" himself, or let me know when he was ready. Days passed. Weeks. Months. He was...
"This is not perfect." My daughter made the phrase famous in our family as a three year old. It's something we all use to describe situations that disappoint or sometimes even anger us. But lately, it's been taking on...
You may have heard warnings about “social engineering.” While the term is simply a fancy way of describing fooling people into giving away their personal info online, the repercussions are quite serious.   Examples of social engineering include phishing, which occurs...

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Winter Adventures: Events and Activities to Make this Season Special

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Every season in Flagstaff makes me feel lucky to call this place home, but winter holds a fond place in my heart because there...