As the Holidays approach, many of us are beginning the yearly process of gift buying for loved ones. If you’re like me, the holidays have a new meaning since becoming a parent, whether that is the joy of continuing...
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...
There seems to be this craze with everything pumpkin during the fall! I can't say that I am one of those people who are head over heels for pumpkin the way some people are. Also, I'm not a fan...
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...
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...
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...
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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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...

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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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