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Real Love

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I'm one of those people who overuses the word "love." In 10 Things I Hate About You (perfect movie from the 90s), Bianca says, "There's a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Skechers, but I love...
Dear Carly, I anxiously waited for your dad to walk into the door of our new home in Baderville. He had been working a long day at Battery Systems and the few hours that I held the information to myself,...

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...
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...
Have you heard about the Enneagram? Simply put, the Enneagram is a system of nine interconnected personality types. They are graphically represented as lines and triangles that intersect in a star-like figure inside a circle.   The Enneagram is used in many...
It feels like as soon as you get pregnant you are bombarded with questions. Are you getting an epidural? Will you breastfeed? Do you believe in co-sleeping? Are you going back to work? When? Have you baby proofed yet?...
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...
I never thought I'd be living with my mother again, but at age 37, it happened. And I'm pretty sure my husband NEVER planned on living with his mother-in-law. But hey, it happened. And surprise! It's actually working out okay....
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...
If you ask me about my mom, I'll tell you she died in 2012. If you are interested, I'll tell you she was diagnosed with a brain tumor out of the blue when she was still in her late...
“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...
As ridiculous as it may sound, dropping my Kindergartener off instead of walking him inside has proved to be even more emotional for me than that dreaded first day was. "Bye, Mom! Have a good day!" My boys wriggled out...
Last year about this time, I was dreading a "significant" birthday. Somehow turning 50 seemed really old, like I would never be a cool young mom again. Forget cool. I would never be a young mom again. As the...

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  It's fall and in Flagstaff, that means chilly temps and gorgeous foliage in hues of crimson, gold, and magenta; and it is the perfect...