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How to: Baby’s Birthday on a Dime!

Congratulations! You have survived the first year of parenthood and now you get to celebrate. Keeping in mind that this is a party for you to enjoy, and not your baby, let me impart some tips and tricks to keep this party from going overboard. The Venue: If you have a summer baby, like I […]

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Yes Your Diet Affects the Planet: How to Eat Locally in Flagstaff

How Does Diet Affect the Planet? A recent study concluded that if every American could cut beef out of their diet (just beef) we could reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly enough to reach the emissions reductions goals that our country had agreed to in the Paris climate accord. I’m not allowed to write about […]

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10 Go-To Bedtime Stories

Some days are good and some days are bad, but both the girls and I look forward to a snuggle and story time before bed. If your kiddos are anything like mine they tend to pick the same book night after night. Here are a few of our favorites that might ease your cringe when […]

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Where is my Minimum Wage?

Have you heard about the minimum wage increase in Flagstaff?  If you haven’t then come on out from the rock you were under because it’s REAL.  Small town political campaigns were staked on this issue.  I’ve spoken with local single moms who are over the moon now that they can better care for their family […]

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Date Night Ideas: Restaurant Hopping!

This year was our first having to plan an anniversary dinner around a baby. Meaning we needed something quick enough to get care and needed very little energy in executing. Enter our favorite date night, at my husband’s suggestion: restaurant hopping! Pick a course for as many restaurants as you want, it can be as […]

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Meet the Contributor: Christine Davis

In the spirit of beginnings and introductions, I’ve included some info below so you can all get to know a little more about me. Thanks for reading, and for making this community home!   Family: I have a wonderful husband, Justin. We met in sixth grade, and have been together ever since. Middle school love […]

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