If you had asked me as a young adult if I considered myself a Type A or B personality, I definitely would have stated I was a Type B. I was a theatre kid. I did dance and choir...
Enjoy a toddler friendly spin on tradition with thesetie-dye Easter eggs! Though the evolution of the colored-egg-carrying rabbit around Eastertide appears to be somewhat murky in its folkloric roots, the funky hare that brings eggs in baskets every year has...

Dia Del Amor Y La Amistad

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Growing up, we did things a little differently, but I didn’t realize it until I was much older. My family immigrated to the U.S and with them, they brought culture and tradition. One of the many holidays we did...
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...
This holiday season, Americans are slated to spend more than $178 billion ($823, on average, per person) on gifts. Most of this will be from online purchases, and thus we’ll have the double whammy—not just more new stuff, but...
Every season in Flagstaff makes me feel lucky to call this place home, but winter holds a fond place in my heart because there are so many opportunities to view the magic of snow, frosty air, and the holidays...
Finding fun indoor activities can be a challenge in the middle of the winter. Besides decorating a Christmas tree and making a gingerbread house, what can you do with your preschoolers / kindergarteners this December at home? Get an...
While minimalism may be trending this holiday season, and many folks are advocating for giving experiences instead of things, I'm here to make the argument that a good book is a whole experience. Here is my gift guide for...
You may be seeing a lot of posts recently about intentional gift giving and making the holiday season more authentic and less materialistic. Many families are overwhelmed with the busyness of the holidays. Between gift buying and giving, decorating,...
I like to make sure Christmas morning is a surprise for all my kids. 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...
I see my future, a plan, a goal, and then it flees the frame. I can't remember what I am supposed to do. A staircase appears, and I begin ascending for the sake of ascending, but the steps move...
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...
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 visits/trips,...

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Date Night Ideas: Restaurant Hopping!

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This year was our first having to plan an anniversary dinner around a baby. Meaning we needed something quick enough to get care and...
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