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A Letter to All the Pregnant Ladies

Let me just start by saying that I know pregnancy can be extremely difficult for some women and much easier for others but regardless of how your pregnancy is going, I hope this helps a bit.   Normally, when a pregnant woman is asked how they are doing during, they usually comment on their appearance […]

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The Hurdle Between Infancy and Toddlerhood

I hear so much about the terrible twos and about how hard life is after bringing home a newborn, but there’s a stage hidden in between there that I don’t hear too much about – and it surprises me. I’m not sure what the doctors call this age specifically but it starts, for me, pretty […]

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Finding Balance

  Finding balance? There is always so much talk of whether stay at home moms or working moms have it easier, better, or whatever. Having been both, my opinion is that being a mom can be challenging no matter what. After lots of thinking about this topic, I am not trying to decide if I […]

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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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