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...
I recently saw a meme online that read, “Breastfeeding for one year is approximately 1800 hours. A full-time job with 3 weeks of vacation is 1,960 hours.  Just a fun fact.”  Since my pump measures the number of hours...
Recently I read I very colorful article on mommy blog site about bed times for kids. I thought to myself, where do I fall on this spectrum of early or later bed times for my kids. Do other parents...
My breastfeeding journey started out ahead of the curve.  My husband and I met with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) one-on-one weeks before giving birth.  We took a prenatal breastfeeding class, practiced feeding holds, learned about latches,...
After my first daughter, I killed the post-baby weight challenge.  I was thinner than I was pre-baby, I was in smaller size clothing, I was active and I was happy.  I have shared about my pregnancy issues after my...
Mom Vices. Most of us at least have one, right? You know, those little things we look forward to in order to get us through stressful times, or as a reward at the end of the day. Recently, I had...
I grew up skiing. It was something I did with my dad in the winters, hitting hills across the Midwest. I have clear and happy memories of chatting on the chairlift with my dad, learning how to carry hot...
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Moms Day Out with Barre3!   This was our second event with Barre3, and we were so excited to work with studio owner Rebekah Kaufman again. She created a custom 60-minute class featuring...
Hi, my name is Jill, and I’m a travel ball mom. Honestly, I tried hard not to be. My husband and I had five little girls in six years, and a wise friend coached me early on to be...

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Labor day in Flagstaff means the Coconino County Fair Or at least until this year... ya know, COVID and all. Per the latest press release,...

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