When I married my husband, I expected, and received a partner. Someone who would run the house as my equal and when it came to it, take care of our children. Sometimes we can't be 50/50 and that's ok...
Mom Vices. Most of us at least have one, right? You know, those little things we look forward to in order to get us through stressful times, or as a reward at the end of the day. Recently, I had...
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...
Hi, my name is Jill, and I’m a travel ball mom. Honestly, I tried hard not to be. My husband and I had five little girls in six years, and a wise friend coached me early on to be...
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,...
I've soaked up the Hollywood version of relationships throughout my entire life. Thus, my idea of romance and courtship comes from a combination of 80's and 90's rom-coms, General Hospital, and Beverly Hills 90210. I know, it's surprising that...

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...
Well...not daycare. My children don't go to "daycare." They go to an early childhood enrichment center. I usually just say child care, or school. I've heard several people make the comment about not sending their children somewhere during the day because they...

I Hired A Sleep Coach

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A while back I wrote a post about enjoying night time wakings and feedings with my newborn (here). Looking back I truly feel that I soaked up as much late night, swaddled baby burrito cuddles as I could. Fast...
When it comes to parenting, I’m pretty middle of the road in terms of my style and approach. But one pretty big aspect of all this is employing free-range parenting. For anyone who doesn’t know what this means, here’s...
I'm approaching 2019 differently. In the past, I've made resolutions of grandeur, like the time I ran a half marathon with my sister. While this is something I'm proud of (and will probably never EVER do again) I know that...
When we were children, there wasn't too much debate about where you went to school. Your options were the local public school you were zoned for or maybe a private school. Those were the choices and they were completely...

30 Days Facebook Free

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Ok, so maybe it wasn't exactly 30 days Facebook free. What initially transpired was that I was trying to stop using my time looking at social media so much and start trying to do more productive things, especially with the...

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Guide to Fall Color in Flagstaff

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Drive around town and you know...fall has come to Flagstaff, Arizona. It's been playing peek-a-boo with us for awhile now, and amateur photographers everywhere (including...