We all know fall in Flagstaff is beautiful. It can also be a time of year where time starts to speed up and it can feel like the start of survival mode before the craziness of the holidays. In my family,...
*This post is in partnership with Gaterol. All experiences and opinions are my own.  When my husband and I made the move to Flagstaff, we were excited to find the perfect house to raise our two small children in. We...
The chill is finally in the air here in Flagstaff, HALLELUJAH! I know not everyone is a fan of the cooler weather but it's probably my favorite time of year! I love being able to cozy up in a...
You know what's awesome? Fall.  The colors...The smells...The bulky sweaters that cover my apparently permanent "fall fluff"...Oh, and all the fall-flavored lattes we get to enjoy (see also sweaters to cover subsequent "fall fluff" from too many fall-flavored lattes. haha!).  I...
Yup, you read that right! You can make refried beans in the Instant Pot or any other electric pressure cooker! I have to say that the best Christmas gift I have ever received from my mom probably TEN years...
Congratulations! You have survived the first year of parenthood and now you get to celebrate. Keeping in mind that this is a party for you to enjoy, and not your baby, let me impart some tips and tricks to...
How Does Diet Affect the Planet? A recent study concluded that if every American could cut beef out of their diet (just beef) we could reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly enough to reach the emissions reductions goals that our...
Have you heard about the minimum wage increase in Flagstaff?  If you haven't then come on out from the rock you were under because it's REAL.  Small town political campaigns were staked on this issue.  I've spoken with local...
When my daughter was born, my mom came to stay with us in Buffalo for three weeks to help out. It was the middle of winter, in a blizzard. We were basically trapped inside the entire time since toting...
Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good DIY project. I’m so excited to share my new found love for wide-plank plywood floors with you. When renovating our toy hauler, my husband and I had to come up...
Part of the allure of living in Flagstaff is that most of us are transplants to this lovely mountain town; but the downside of that fact is that it means we have all left wonderful friendships behind in other...
My family and I recently celebrated our 1 year Flagstaffiversary. We relocated to this mountain town from Los Angeles, CA in the hopes of finding our forever home. We're often asked "why Flagstaff, what brought you to town?"  We moved...
Summer is the season of friends and family get-togethers. But if you're anything like me, that summer fun can add a lot of stress too. Before people set foot in my clean, but messy home - I have to do...

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Prenda – Arizona’s Microschools

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https://youtu.be/qU3a3ciOAMo “You don’t have to have this enormous amount of training… you just need to love the kids.”  Toni is a Prenda guide in Arizona and...