I am not ready to be a widow. Then again, who is ever ready to be one? This was my first thought when I found out that my husband tested positive for COVID-19. We were both hoping that he had...
Oof. Here we are, more than 4 months into staying home, staying 6 ft away from everyone, and for me, staying in a near-constant state of anxiety about both the present and the future. To avoid spiraling, I have been...
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....
Things are chaotic and up in the air and a lot of it is an anxiety driven nightmare, but I can't pretend that I'm not enjoying some things about being endlessly stuck in my house with my family.  Please...
COVID-19 brought the world to its knees and changed our daily life in a matter of months. As I am writing this, the number of confirmed people infected in the United States with COVID-19 surpasses China where the disease...
I'm pretty terrible at doing routine deep cleans, but my mom is a professional. Here are some tips beyond the typical "wipe down" that we all usually do. Disinfect light switches, door knobs, and refrigerator doors Empty the fridge...
If you haven’t heard of COVID-19 yet, because the only reason would be that you’re blissfully sitting on a private island somewhere in the world with no internet (ps – where was my invite?), the intent of this blog...
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 don't have before and after photos to show, but big change is happening in the way I am thinking about my body, my reason for exercise, and to be honest, my life, these days. And, it's long overdue.  As...
Sometimes you find camaraderie, high fives and encouragement from complete strangers in the most unexpected places. Or at least when you hadn't really thought about that kind of support coming at you. For me, it was at the top...
I keep putting off writing this story. It's hard to think about it even 6 years later. But I want to write it to help moms with really sick kids know they aren't alone and to shine a light...
I was recently asked what I feed my toddler for breakfast and I had to think about it for a moment because my first thought was “anything?” As I’m sure you all know 2 ½-year-olds are super easy to...
When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I began noticing the toxicity of common household products. The bathroom cleaner I'd used for years made me lightheaded and dizzy, and the air freshener burners that made the house smell like...

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