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...

Delaying Kindergarten

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I'm no stranger to high stakes early entry kindergarten. That's where I started my teaching career, years and years ago. I had a class full of young children that were academically ready for kindergarten, but I would always think what...
When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I began noticing the toxicity of common household products. The bathroom cleaner I'd used for years made me lightheaded and dizzy, and the air freshener burners that made the house smell like...
What I never expected was becoming a legit "soccer mom" mom. And what I mean by that is the mom who 100% commits to supporting their kid in playing on a competitive travel soccer team starting at age 6,...
  My husband and I got home from a date night and as we thanked our sitter for watching our son, she said, "of course, I just realized it might be the last time I get to watch him because...
Call me insensitive, call me unsentimental, call me crazy, but the morning I walked away from dropping off my youngest starting Kindergarten, I did cartwheels the whole way home, up a 2 mile hill, with no shoes on, in...
I recently saw a meme online that read, “Breastfeeding for one year is approximately 1800 hours. A full-time job with 3 weeks of vacation is 1,960 hours.  Just a fun fact.”  Since my pump measures the number of hours...
My breastfeeding journey started out ahead of the curve.  My husband and I met with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) one-on-one weeks before giving birth.  We took a prenatal breastfeeding class, practiced feeding holds, learned about latches,...
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...
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,...

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When Debbie McGlothlin sent her daughter off to college and son to the military, she found herself searching for ways to bond with them...