My fourth daughter is a senior in high school this year. It's different this time around, for sure. She picked up her schedule in a face mask. She doesn't need to pray for a coveted senior parking spot, probably won't...
Sweet baby girl, Your great-grandfather died today. We were rushing around the house this morning trying to get a few things sorted out and quickly packed so that we could take you and the dogs and drive to Tucson. The...
Type Two Fun? Outdoor Adventure lingo... The first time I heard the phrase "Type 2 fun" I had just repelled into a pool of stagnant smelly water at the bottom of a slot canyon. This was years ago, before kids,...
Little distance learning school on the prairie I work four jobs, plus freelancing, for a total workload of 40+ hours a week. I have two boys, one in 1st Grade and one in Kindergarten this school year. One of my...
I've been reading a ton. I'm a pretty avid reader but with quarantine, I'm trying to set better work/life boundaries. I make a strong attempt to stay off my phone during the evenings and weekends and pick up a book...
Working from home since March 18th has been many things. A mess. An opportunity to stay on top of housework (ha). A nice, short commute. Relaxing early mornings (no rush!). Stressful late mornings (hangry toddler). And of course,...
Since school closures in March, my five-year-old daughter and I have been staying home. Although the stay home order was lifted a few months ago in Arizona, we are taking a more cautious approach and tiptoeing back into the...
I am horrified and heartbroken with the death of George Floyd.  Hearing this man in his pain and fear call out for his mama hit the hearts of so many mothers.  His death, the circumstances, the aftershock to the...
I've previously written about some of my quarantine ups and downs, and if the world ever goes back to normalcy there is one thing I definitely will be taking with me. Bread-making. I'm sure you've seen or know someone who...
One of the joys of parenthood is looking forward to watching a new kid’s movie with your little crew. The youngster inside of you gets excited just like she did thirty years ago, possibly someone pops some popcorn, and...
Family: Met my husband 10 years ago in Baltimore, been married to him for 7 years, have 3 young kids (4.5 yo boy, 3 yo daughter, 1 yo boy). Job: I have spent the last 10 years teaching biology at...
Good news is hard to come by these days, but here's some: book sales have increased. On my own social media accounts, I keep seeing posts of people asking for book recommendations. As a former English and...
I am the mom to a child who has an addiction.   The struggle is very real.   The addiction?   Technology.   The age of my son?   9.   Am I alone? I don’t think so. The battle is becoming an everyday scenario. And the meltdowns can be extreme....

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Guide to Fall Color in Flagstaff

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Drive around town and you know...fall has come to Flagstaff, Arizona. It's been playing peek-a-boo with us for awhile now, and amateur photographers everywhere (including...