Each February, since 1976, our county has celebrated the contributions and achievements of African Americans with Black History Month. This month-long look into the history of Black Americans and the legacy that they have left behind is something I...
Joyous Kwanza to all! 2020 has shown such a light on the black experience in America. Highlighting injustices, with the murders of many African Americans, showcasing triumphs with the Black actors having the most wins at the Emmys, and enlightening...
We’ve all heard it and experienced it before, each and every year, that the holidays are such a busy season. Brimming with the work of creating the magic for your children, finding creative gifts for family, participating in food...
Finding fun indoor activities can be a challenge in the middle of the pandemic. Besides decorating a Christmas tree and making a gingerbread house, what can you do with your preschoolers / kindergarteners this December at home? Get an...
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...
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...

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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...