I want to start off this post by saying that I’m NOT a carpenter. I actually didn’t even know what a Sawzall (it’s a reciprocating saw) was until recently, and I just learned to make cuts on a miter...
I used to look forward to Flagstaff summer because we get to be outside and enjoy the farmers markets, Concerts in the Park, and Movies on the Square. Since the pandemic has started, we have had to limit our...
Confessions of a bilingual mom without a bilingual child. I have been speaking Spanish my whole life. My parents, being from Mexico, spoke Spanish. I learned to pray in Spanish, and my lullabies, cartoons, stories….all in Spanish. My older siblings...
I have been homeschooling my daughter since school closures in mid-March and decided that I will continue to teach her myself for another year. She is thriving in our current set up and has made tremendous progress in the...
I am the mom to a child who has an addiction.   The struggle is very real.   The addiction?   Technology.   The age of my son?   9.   Am I alone? I don’t think so. The battle is becoming an everyday scenario. And the meltdowns can be extreme....
In November something amazing happened for me and my Disney obsessed family. That’s right I’m talking about the release of Disney+. Now that all the issues regarding launch are over and done with, and the service has been out...
My little family is four months new to Flagstaff. We're the new kids in town. We just moved into our new house. We're navigating new work (and daycare) life. Everything is new except one thing - we're back in America. For...
When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I began noticing the toxicity of common household products. The bathroom cleaner I'd used for years made me lightheaded and dizzy, and the air freshener burners that made the house smell like...
Warmer days got you wanting to trade out your Uggs for spring sandals? Maybe it's time for a closet clean-out? I know that may not sound real fun. But what if you got to attend (or host) a "naked...

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This school year has hit me hard. Between teaching, moming, and everything else, I stay swamped. Here are a few ways I stay organized and sane. Breakfast Prep I use this oatmeal recipe . I put half in these mason jars , and...
Fall has arrived with the cool weather, comfy sweaters, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes at Starbucks, and of course the return of football! Throwing a football party is one fun way to get your friends and family together on the weekends. ...
One of the best things about living in Flagstaff is the variety of budget-friendly thrift stores. As parents, we all know how expensive it can be to always have to buy new shoes for our rapidly growing child or...
Are you like me and for some reason save all of your wine corks? Sometimes I save them because they were a part of a special occasion; a birthday, anniversary, etc. Other times I just think they are pretty and...

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Pinecone Pastries {Perfect for Gifting to Flagstaff Family & Friends}

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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...