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3 Confessions of a Working Twin Mom

When I returned to work after spending 3 months with my newborn twins 24/7, I had mixed emotions.  I was nervous and stressed about having to leave my babies with a stranger (who is now anything but, and thank goodness for her!), all while trying to get back into the swing of working and having […]

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Family Holiday Non -Traditional Traditions

When I think of the word tradition, I can’t help but think of the song from “Fiddler On the Roof.”  My ancestors on my maternal side came from that very same region that the Jews in the musical were from, which is the Eastern Europe/Russian area.  I am proud of my Jewish heritage, although I […]

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Tummy Time Truths

Oh, Tummy Time, how my children loathe thee.  But it is a necessary evil.  Research shows that tummy time is the best way to get your baby to hit all of her milestones, from sitting up on her own to walking.    Here are 5 truths about tummy time that I have learned with my […]

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Pumping: A Different Way of Breastfeeding

When I found out I was pregnant, I had a list of expectations that I had set for myself when I became a mother.  Breastfeeding was at the top of that list.  The benefits of breastfeeding are astounding – from the bonding that occurs between mom and baby to the undeniable health benefits of breast […]

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5 Ways New Flagstaff Moms Can Reduce Stress

The National Institute of Mental Health defines stress as “how the brain and body respond to any demand.” With that being said, motherhood affects how we respond to the demand of caring for our little ones.  Being a parent is a 24 hour job and our bosses are not always understanding of how tired and […]

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Meet the Contributor: Emily Barton

Family:  Mother of twins, Lilith Amelia and Jack Avery, since February 2017;  married to my husband Mark since October 25, 2014.     Job: Emergency Nurse with Indian Health Service   What brought you to Flagstaff:  I grew up in Massachusetts.  On a family trip to Arizona in 2001, my parents fell in love with […]

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How Twin Pregnancy Taught Me to Face the Unknown

We all know the expression, “A mother worries.”  Motherhood introduces a whole new sense of responsibility and what-ifs when considering all that could happen to our precious children. I consider myself a worrier.  So when I found out last summer that I was pregnant with twins, you could imagine how fast my heart started to […]

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