“I will NEVER do this to my kids!” I thought heatedly, with deep conviction, for the thousandth time. I was a little kid with big emotions, one of them being frustration rooted in the feeling that my parents just...
  Most of us probably know someone who had, has, or died from breast cancer. That is because approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. While breast cancer risk does vary by...
I read a recently published article on Flagstaff Mom Collective that didn’t quite sit well with me. Looking at the numbers posted by NAU’s COVID-19 positive cases, the writer passionately, but petulantly implored Flagstaffians to stop blaming NAU for...
As a member of the Flagstaff Community for 10 years, I confess that over the years I blamed NAU (Northern Arizona University) on occasion for traffic, lack of housing options,  and constant construction near the campus. However, I am now...
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...

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Guide to Northern Arizona Pumpkin Patches

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Fall is one of the greatest seasons in Northern Arizona, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best Pumpkin Patches in our...