The holidays are here! And the countdown to winter break is on. The "Last Day of School" is marked on my calendar - generating excitement among my littles and raising anxiety for me. Why? Because I don't like my...
In a year where we've seen an exponential increase in online shopping (hello, Amazon) due to the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, it feels important as ever to express our gratitude and appreciation for the long hours that delivery drivers...
Holidays as a lifelong vegetarian I was eight when I became a vegetarian. I did it mostly because I was a picky little kid and I didn't like meat. But I also loved animals, and as I got older I...
I've read all about the "mental load" that women carry. In relationships, women tend to do most of the mental labor. Seasonal mental labor includes researching toys, choosing what gifts to buy family members on both sides, planning holiday...
What Is Dia De Los Muertos? In Mexico, Dia De Muertos (the “los” is mostly used in the U.S), is a pre-hispanic Aztec tradition that took place on different dates. After the Spanish came, they incorporated their religion with this...
Every Halloween season there is a fresh new controversy over what is or isn't an appropriate costume. What is cultural appropriation? It's complex and confusing, to say the least. Let's start with a definition: Wikipedia says that "Cultural appropriation is the...
Hey,Flagstaff! It’s me, ya girl who procrastinates and writes her articles in between other things. What’s up? Well, it is almost the end of September/beginning of October, and I have kept pushing out my article. Why? Well, I have wanted...
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...
Gift guides are one of those things that I love to put together and read. The ironic thing is that my love language is not gifting. I prefer quality time and acts of service. But I do enjoy searching for...
Flagstaff families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts this year, but with a little help from our local community, we can go on an Easter egg hunt while still practicing social distancing. Similar...
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about chocolate and flowers or even about the love between two partners.  Consider the following  experiential gift ideas the whole family can enjoy... in Flagstaff! Make a Meal Together- I’ve always loved the...
Holiday gift-giving with five kids is one crazy challenge for this momma. Don't get me wrong. I love celebrating Christmas. I love shopping and I love giving gifts to my family, so this season of surprises is super fun...
While minimalism may be trending this holiday season, and many folks are advocating for giving experiences instead of things is the way to go, I'm here to make the argument that a good book is a whole experience. Here...

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