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...
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...

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Hi FMB Readers, In years past, my boys have been blessed by the generosity of others at Christmas. They have received new clothes and toys from Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, or the Flagstaff Police Department. These presents have helped...
If you're like me, sometimes it feels as though everyone else's needs in the family come first. It's the reality of parenthood. Obviously, children need us to attend to their wants, needs, and to keep them alive and thriving....
We all know there is a lot of needs in our community, especially during the holidays and the cold weather. But sometimes we don't know how or who to help! I am part of a group here in Flagstaff...
We love the holidays here in Flagstaff and all the activities that pop up, just as the weather is getting really cold! A few of these things take a bit of planning and some are really easy, just hop...
Without getting too theological, my family decided to take a step back from a lot of the religious Christmas traditions we were raised with this year. We have a 2-year-old who is definitely forming attachments to repetition and may...
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we celebrate Small Business Saturday.  A day to help recognize small businesses in our community and show our support.  When you support a small business, you are not only supporting a dream but you are...
Happy December! We wanted to give you an updated list of all the Holiday Events and Santa Sightings going on in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas. Flagstaff Moms Blog is not affiliated with any of these events, please follow the...

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When Debbie McGlothlin sent her daughter off to college and son to the military, she found herself searching for ways to bond with them...