I just got home from a 10-day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon with my husband. We were gone from work, cell phones, our kids and everything for 10 days! To say it was great is an understatement. Before...
I had the same old argument with my husband the other night. Honestly, it's not even an argument. It's a communication issue. It appears that we are saying the same things, but not hearing each other. More times than not,...
Let’s talk kid gifting. Are you Team Toys or Team No More Toys? I used to be on Team No More Toys. Clutter gives me anxiety so anything I could do to reduce the volume of toys and rainbow-colored things...
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So THIS is Marriage?

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Grocery shopping... what a bore, amiright?! Well, somehow, since we have moved to Flagstaff, grocery shopping has become a family outing of sorts. This weekend was kind of rough and we all really were not feeling up to it....
“I will NEVER do this to my kids!” I thought heatedly, with deep conviction, for the thousandth time. I was a little kid with big emotions, one of them being frustration rooted in the feeling that my parents just...
“The eyes don’t lie.” “The eyes are the  windows to the soul.” There are endless old adages about eyes, and so many are related to communication and what we perceive in others. That’s because eye communication is a real thing. Ever...
We’ve all had our fair share of friends throughout our lives, those from our childhood and various aspects of our lives. What can be difficult is maintaining friendships through adulthood, it's tough, you start creating pathways that may not...

What Can a Man Be?

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There are many important conversations happening in America, and I'm not saying this one is more important than others, but it came up at my dinner table this week: what does it mean to be a man today?Did you...
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...
I found myself dying for a date night with my husband this week. That may not seem odd unless you've been living under "stay at home" orders for the past few weeks with A LOT of time together. I'm...
I cherish memories the most. I was thinking a lot tonight and started bringing memories into my head that made me tear up with joyful tears. I lost my Papa (grandfather) when I was 19. It was one of the...
Like many an American bride, after my wedding day I took my dress to the dry cleaners where it was cleaned, preserved and put in a large box. The box then promptly went into my closet where it sat...
Hello, my name is Danika and I’m super excited to be a new contributor of the Flagstaff Moms Blog!  Here’s a little bit more about me. Family: I grew up in south central Wisconsin and south central Pennsylvania with one...

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Winter Adventures: Events and Activities to Make this Season Special

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Every season in Flagstaff makes me feel lucky to call this place home, but winter holds a fond place in my heart because there...