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...
We’ll help you navigate the newly reopened world by finding therapy that takes insurance and adopting anxiety management strategies. The previous few years have been a stressful time for everyone. With a constantly changing COVID-19 pandemic, many had to cope...
As we each find our own way through life, we all have different experiences, often in different directions with different motivations. Some of us strive for success in business or a happy home and social life, but many of us would like it...
My first child is almost three, and I'm due in August with my second! It's exciting, but most aspects of being being pregnant this time around are harder. I can't rest like I could with my last pregnancy, my...
My favorite and sometimes scariest season is rapidly approaching! What are you up to this summer? If you are like me I’m frantically trying to think of things to do with my not so young kids (age 12 and...
I spent most of the afternoon today making calls to men and women who had submitted applications or resumes to my company online. Some of them impressed me. Others not as much. If you're ready to return to the...
Six years ago, if someone had told me that I would be spending my summers as a stay at home mom while my husband got to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon I probably would have smacked them....

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This holiday season, Americans are slated to spend more than $178 billion ($823, on average, per person) on gifts. Most of this will be...