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Meet the Contributor: Jill Anderson

I’m so grateful to be a contributor for Flagstaff Moms Blog. My husband and five teenage daughters moved from Chicago to Flagstaff in August 2017 to help pastor a church here in town. My realtor suggested I follow FMB on Facebook, and I instantly loved the online community. I even found myself dreaming up articles […]

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What is a Lactation Consultant

This post created is in partnership with Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center.  Today we are proud to introduce you to Maya Radoccia-Kennen, BSW, IBCLC I have developed a strong understanding of successful breastfeeding through a combination of professional development and personal experience. My clinical experience first began as a social worker for at-risk new families in […]

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Free PRINTABLE: A Mom’s To-Do List

If you are anything like me, then being a mom has left you with foggy mom brain and no time to yourself. So trying daily to keep everything and everyone on track can become a daunting task. Sometimes I go to bed at night trying to remember all that I need to do and hoping […]

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Grandmother Doesn’t Always Know Best: Respecting Parenting Choices

Until 1994, parents were encouraged to put their child to sleep on their stomachs. Our foremothers likely gave birth under Twilight Sleep. Growing up, TV was an accessible babysitter. Spanking is still hotly debated today.   Sometimes it can teeter on mommy-shaming the ways I’ve heard, “well, when I had kids” or, “we didn’t do it that […]

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5 Ways to Manage Expectations as a Parent

In this day-in-age of Instagram, Facebook and an overwhelming amount of social media and technology, it’s hard not to get swept away in our perceptions of what parenthood should look like. We are constantly bombarded with images of celebrity moms with perfect hair and makeup, such as recent photos of Kate Middleton just hours after […]

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Finding Freedom in Unfollowing

Whether you’re parenting pre-teens who are navigating the Pandora’s box of opinions and ideas on social media, or you’re frustrated with your girlfriend over-posting about her new side gig, you might be surprised by the freedom you’ll feel when you choose to (breathe) unfollow.  Sure you may have 1,000 “friends” on Facebook. The problem is […]

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How This Teacher Mothers

  As a university instructor (college teacher), I have learned that some students fail. They don’t show up to class, or they can’t find a way to stay motivated, or their time management skills are lacking. Sometimes they need a job and their shifts are during my class. There are so many reasons, but every […]

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BLOOM Flagstaff 2018 :: Recap, Photos and Thank You

Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms was sponsored by Shannon Pebley. We could not have made this event fabulous without her support. It’s always a pleasure to plan events alongside professional and gracious hosts.  Event Photography by: Beckie Cochran Photography Photobooth Photography by: Leslie O Photo Title Sponsor :: 2018 Bloom We are [...]
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What Mom Wants for Mother’s Day: FREE PRINTABLE

Ah…expectations. We all have them, but don’t often share them. Silent expectations create so many problems in our lives and especially related to big holidays like Mother’s Day. In fact, just last night “silent expectations” led to a fight with my own mom about Mother’s Day 2018.   Here’s the deal: We all have expectations about […]

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