We’ve all had our fair share of friends throughout our lives, those from our childhood and various aspects of our lives. What can be difficult is maintaining friendships through adulthood, it's tough, you start creating pathways that may not...
Like so many other districts around the country, our district has started the year with classes on zoom. I have 4 kids doing this! FOUR! We are toughing it out at home because I am 'blessed' to not have...
I've posted another piece here about classic children's books that are actually racist. Today I'm listing some positive alternative options to add diversity to your kids' bookshelves. Reading to children is a powerful tool to generate empathy and understanding...

Vote Like a Mother

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"When my grandma was born, women could not vote. I use my right to honor the struggle to get me that right and to make my voice heard." I have been writing letters to encourage others to vote, and this...
We all know the struggles of parenting during a pandemic.  Whether you’re an essential worker trying to figure out childcare because you have to go to work and come home exhausted, maybe you are a remote working parent trying...
If there’s one thing I know as a mom, it’s that solidarity and the knowledge of I’m not alone in my struggles with raising kids is extremely important to my mental health. One of the things that has helped...
We can do this virtual remote learning, right? I'm talking to you working moms of young kids. RIGHT?! I'm still trying to figure it all out and not lose my mind over everything and still do my job. Not gonna...
  Family: My family consists of my husband of 10 years and our two beautiful boys. Job: I work for Coconino County and love every minute of it! What brought you to Flagstaff: Our desire to move away from the heat! We...
If you aren't familiar with the term, "The second shift," it refers to the domestic labor that mothers perform after returning from jobs outside the home. The "equality" of this labor has improved somewhat over the years,...
Just last week American women celebrated 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment which granted our right to vote. 1920 was a powerful year for women - I'm hoping 2020 brings more of the same. In 1971,...
A million years ago I wrote a reflection on the decision to have a second baby. Spoiler alert: I was pregnant about 10 seconds after it was posted. When my husband and I were dating we had a frank discussion...
I have had a long-standing love-hate relationship with social media. There was a practical component where I would quickly learn what was going on around town, a single source of information for kids’ events, as well as tip-offs for cheaper...
Family: Well, there’s me (lofty ideas and ideals central, here), there’s my husband (excellent helper in implementing ideas and ideals), our almost 2-year old daughter (ideas and ideals still developing, seems kind of erratic) as well as our gremlin...

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Introducing Wee Scotty Sewing & Craft Boutique: Your new downtown source...

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Lynne Gallagher, Wee Scotty owner, and master seamstress formed the idea for Wee Scotty while sewing on her machine with her infant daughter sitting...