As a stay at home mom whose husband’s demanding career takes him away from home for extended periods of time, all aspects of parenting our daughter are my responsibility. It is often said that stay-at-home mothers embody different personas;...
There are now plenty of accounts and collaboratives on the internet promoting outdoor adventure and hiking with kids. The Instagram algorithm really seems to favor folks posing in front of epic landscapes. on the one hand I think this...
This will be my ninth summer in Flagstaff. Before I moved here I knew basically nothing about it. The summer before we moved from the Midwest, I would insist to my husband that when we lived in Arizona, we'd...
It's summertime and time to hit the road for the Great American Roadtrip. I've come to really enjoy car trips with my family, here are some ideas that make them more fun for everyone: Plan Your Route My kids do ok...
My favorite and sometimes scariest season is rapidly approaching! What are you up to this summer? If you are like me I’m frantically trying to think of things to do with my not so young kids (age 12 and...
Five years ago this April, I eagerly ushered my then 4-year-old onto a soft green field for his first year of T-ball. I donned a tank top, baseball cap, and flip-flops, and prepared to enjoy a blissful baseball season...
Ah, the great outdoors. So peaceful and relaxing. Basking in the serenity of nature, feeling a cool raindrop on your face, letting the leaves of a fern slide between your fingers as you gently sway back and forth in...
  A – ACCEPT that there is a lot of work involved in camping with littles. Acquiesce to the fact that, unlike the carefree trips of your youth, it will be a bit exhausting (because now you get to do...
Yes, you can do this, moms and dads. Vegas isn't all about high rollers, dancing at the clubs, partying in the pools, eating all the food, walking the strip, and hitting the sky-high rides at all the hotels. Well,...
Tourism time has once again returned to Flagstaff. Even in the midst of a global pandemic our little mountain town is still seeing visitors. Tourists are seeking a change of scenery, cooler temperatures, and an opportunity to enjoy natural...
Planning a trip to Disney soon? Are you wanting to add that extra special touch of getting your kid(s) a fun outfit for the park to get that perfect castle shot? Well, in case you haven't spent enough money on...
When I was growing up in Chicago one of my favorite things to do was play tourist and explore the popular places that were mainly visited by tourists. You know, the places everyone who came to visit went to...
I grew up skiing. It was something I did with my dad in the winters, hitting hills across the Midwest. I have clear and happy memories of chatting on the chairlift with my dad, learning how to carry hot...

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Walnut Canyon National Monument: A Window into Ancient America

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Walnut Canyon National Monument, located near Flagstaff, Arizona, is a hidden gem that offers a glimpse into the lives of the indigenous Sinagua people...