Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a hot topic of global news. You've likely heard something about the rapidly spreading virus that started in China, but what could it mean for us, for our families and the Flagstaff Community? I've researched...
I breastfed my son for a year with minimal problems, and only pumped while at work, so when my little girl came along and had feeding problems I was pretty much beside myself. I wanted her to get breastmilk,...
Family: My husband and I have known each other since we were kids. We got married in 2019 when I was just 19. Ah, young love, haha.   We just celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary and are hoping...
Family: My husband and I met while attending NAU. Back then we just ran in the same circle of friends, it's funny to look back at those memories being clueless that one day the guy who owned the "pre-party house"...
"We only believe in two genders," is a little bit like saying, "we only believe in Great Danes and Chihuahuas." There are obviously hundreds of other breeds of dogs, but that belief system only allows for the validity of...
Diagnosis “You have Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Those are the words I heard after months of pain in my knees, and looking back in my hands and wrists. I had to really look it up – apparently the easy explanation is that...
When I had my second child in July, I was excited to get home and start our life as a family of four. Instead we began a costly, stressful medical journey. For the first week she was kept under a...

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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’m working. The home tasks...
I write this to you, on the last day of 2019, reflecting the big changes that have been made this year and how we will start the new. My family had a giant year that included selling and buying...
I felt invisible after giving birth, 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...
I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when I came across a meme about motherhood. It really got me thinking “is this what people really think?” Here is the meme, courtesy of Google Images (because the Facebook post got taken down) It...
Family: I met my husband while I was on a vacation in New York City. I was visiting from Ottawa, Canada and my husband was visiting from South Bend, Indiana. We both were visiting New York for the first...
My little family is four months new to Flagstaff. We're the new kids in town. We just moved into our new house. We're navigating new work (and daycare) life. Everything is new except one thing - we're back in America. For...

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Visiting Flagstaff for Summer 2020 – 5 Things to Know

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Tourism time has once again returned to Flagstaff. Even in the midst of a global pandemic our little mountain town is still seeing visitors....