The Owners

Kara Hyvarinen, Kate Eschbach, and Angela Barako

Flagstaff Mom Collective, formerly Flagstaff Moms Blog, was co-founded in March of 2017 by two moms, who shared a passion to provide an all-encompassing resource for Flagstaff area families. Both had relocated to the area and felt there was a great need for an online community that would provide online resources, share about local events in the community, provide content geared towards parents and also connect moms offline.

We absolutely love the Flagstaff area and all the unique opportunities that our community provides, and we love being able to offer a go-to resource to make parenthood in the Flagstaff area a little easier (and more fun) to navigate! If you are looking for something similar in another city, Flagstaff Moms Blog is part of City Mom Collective and there are sites all across the US!

If you are interested in being involved with our events, or partnering with us please email [email protected]

Thanks for following along!

Amanda Beda


Amanda was born and raised outside of Chicago, which brought a fond love of pizza and sports!  After growing up with long winters, Amanda made her way to sunny Arizona where she completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arizona State University.  She met her soon to be husband, Bradley, and they made their home in Tempe, AZ.  They have two wonderful children, William (January 2015) who is their energetic, curious and often stubborn son, and Josie (September 2016), their happy, relaxed and joyful daughter.  Motherhood has taught Amanda a lot about herself including patience and the need for community.  Bradley’s work as a Wildland Firefighter brought them north and they could not be more excited about the transition.  You can find Amanda out and about jogging, or enjoying a brew at the many local breweries.  Amanda loves the sense of community Flagstaff has brought to their family!

Contact Amanda at: [email protected]

Daniella Murphy


A Southern California native, Daniella grew up dividing her time between the horse barn and the swimming pool. As a competitive equestrian and NCAA water polo player she went on to earn a degree in Television and Broadcast Journalism from Chapman University in Orange, CA. A summer internship at Walt Disney Studios led her to a career in Film and Television production. She met her husband, Kelly, on the set of a Disney movie and they’ll celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary this summer. They have two sons, Riley and Charly – born exactly 1 year and 364 days apart. In April of 2016 they sold their home in Burbank, CA and relocated to the mountains of Flagstaff, AZ. She currently works for Northern Arizona University in addition to serving as the Podcast and Social Media Coordinator for City Mom Collective. Daniella is passionate about motherhood and the community that surrounds it. She believes in the power of mom-friends, and is thankful for her own village that supports her every day.

Contact Daniella at: [email protected]

Helena Babiski


Sales Coordinator

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