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 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...
Minimalism can be tricky when it comes to young families. Before you have kids, you might say you want 4, but after 2 you decide you're done, and then maybe after a year you say, ok, how about three? I...
Since school closures in March, my five-year-old daughter and I have been staying home. Although the stay home order was lifted a few months ago in Arizona, we are taking a more cautious approach and tiptoeing back into the...
“Be kind and treat others how you want to be treated,” was the refrain I was raised with. “We don’t even see color,” my generation professed, and I thought that was enough. We’re all equal, right? The last few weeks...
We can talk about diversity and inclusion, or we can make moves to actually spark change in our community. Over the years we’ve had many amazing, talented and unique writers on the team at Flagstaff Mom Collective, and every...
As mothers, we strive to do our best to raise our children, we often look for tools, activities and people to help us navigate motherhood and shape our children’s mind positively so that they turn into healthy, happy, independent...
We are now on day 173563791007 of Stay-At-Home Isolation. Not really, but it sure feels like it at this point. The first two weeks I was totally fine. We are very lucky in our circumstances during this time when many...
I know I am not alone on this one. This social isolation, social distancing, self quarantine, shelter in place has created this bizarre roller coaster of highs and lows. We are on the crazy ride in Willy Wonka’s tunnel...
One of the most difficult things about being a parent is having to confront real issues and make tough decisions regarding our children’s safety especially when the topic is a highly contested political debate. Let it be known, this...
Where have all the children gone....? The babies. The toddlers. The kids under 10. Those kids. My kids. Moms, if your babies are growing up, and aren't little anymore, as in they won't fit in your lap all snug, then this...
The 70/30 Rule My husband and I have a few rules that we both greatly agree on. One of them is what we refer to as the 70/30 rule. Most days have a normal predictable routine to them. My child...

Let Them See You Work

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Being a mom is really hard sometimes. Being an adult is really hard sometimes.  Keeping it all together is really hard sometimes. I’ve been making an effort, though, lately, to show my kids how hard I’m working. The home tasks...

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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...