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Flagstaff Holiday Activities and Events

With the holidays just around the corner, local families and visitors alike are starting to plan fun holiday activities. And luckily, Flagstaff offers a lot of original local holiday events. I have compiled a list below of some of the best (but certainly not all!) holiday attractions in Flagstaff and the surrounding area. Grand Canyon […]

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The Evolution of the Stay At Home Mom

After the birth of my second child, I decided to become a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). While some women dream of the day that they can kiss their job goodbye and walk out the door Jennifer Aniston style in Office Space, for others it is an agonizing decision. Am I making a mistake? Who will I […]

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My Mommy Must Haves

Whenever I hear about someone having their first child, I so desperately want to insert my opinions on what to buy and what not to buy. My Mommy Must Haves. Not because I am some self-proclaimed baby-stuff-expert, but so that others do not make the same mistakes I did. I have purchased multiple of everything […]

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Kid Friendly Dining in Flagstaff

Flagstaff may be a small town, but one thing that Flagstaff is big on is restaurants. It seems like new ones pop up almost weekly. Some restaurants offer free kids meals or discounts on certain days or times during the week; but I’m focusing on where we go so the kids are entertained. Yes, where […]

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Meet the Contributor: Brooke Joiner

Family: Me, husband Nick, 2-year-old daughter Josie, and 4-month-old daughter Isla    Job: Currently a Domestic Engineer (aka stay at home mom), previously a Graphic Designer   What brought you to Flagstaff: An internship 11 years ago. I loved Flagstaff so much that I was determined to stay. The company I interned at eventually hired […]

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