I'm the first daughter in my family to move away from North Carolina in at least five generations. That's right, I have broken a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Southern guilt is real, and it follows me like...
We often joke when living in Flagstaff you can get all 4 seasons in one day. Summer can be a little unpredictable here. It'll be Spring in one Zip Code and Winter in another! Flagstaff keeps us on our...
We all know the expression, "A mother worries."  Motherhood introduces a whole new sense of responsibility and what-ifs when considering all that could happen to our precious children. I consider myself a worrier.  So when I found out last summer...
  We spend so much time and energy avoiding  pregnancy that it seems so strange to ever have to make much more of an effort to achieve pregnancy. Achieve pregnancy. That’s the way we phrase it when someone who has...
Yes, you read that right, I actually enjoy night feedings. But this was not always the case. With my first child, it was all so new and overwhelming. I slept on the couch after my daughter was born so...
School's out for the summer and it's time to pack in all of our summer adventures and travel plans. I'm sure the thought of traveling with a toddler gives you anxiety, especially if you're flying and have to navigate the...
To my husband, Not only am I so thankful for you, I really understand what an important influence you have on our family.  Dads approach parenting completely different than moms do.  I think that children receive a completely different set of lenses...
Are you looking for a last minute gift for your dad that is fun and local to Arizona? We put together a list of 6+ ideas that you can still get for dad! Some of them are right here...
  Everyone looks forward to the last day of school and the unofficial start of Summer. That is, almost everyone. Some moms dread having their kids home every day for 9 weeks straight. To be honest, I am one of those moms....
Father's Day, Mother's Day ... we're not really big on them in our house as far as buying gifts goes. We prefer to spend that money on traveling, experiences, or things we can use together as a family, such as...
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to eat out! As a mom of 3 small kids a lot of my eating out is dominated by Chick Fil A and Café Rio. Don't get me wrong those places are great;...
. If you are one of the people who scored a coveted spot for your kiddo at a pre-school,  I applaud you, however if you are like the masses and stuck on a miles long waiting list then you have...

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Ever since I was in High School, I was one of those people who had a ton of acquaintances - but only a few close friends.  That trend followed me into my college and through post-college life.  My two...

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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...