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and the Moms Who Live Here

Teen Me Please!

Where have all the children gone….? The babies. The toddlers. The kids under 10. Those kids. My kids. Moms, if your babies are growing up, and aren’t little anymore, as in they won’t fit in your lap all snug, then this post is for you. I never really was a mom to join mom groups […]

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Traveling, Toddlers, and Tantrums

The 70/30 Rule My husband and I have a few rules that we both greatly agree on. One of them is what we refer to as the 70/30 rule. Most days have a normal predictable routine to them. My child can expect to go to certain activities on certain days and that lunch and nap […]

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10 Tips for the Pumping Mama

I breastfed my son for a year with minimal problems, and only pumped while at work, so when my little girl came along and had feeding problems I was pretty much beside myself. I wanted her to get breastmilk, so I started pumping right away. Three months later I’m still at it, and I’m hoping […]

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Shirley’s Q+A – Meet The Contributor

Family: My husband and I have known each other since we were kids. We got married in 2019 when I was just 19. Ah, young love, haha.   We just celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary and are hoping to celebrate more. We have a 4 year old toddler, a 14  year old cat, and a […]

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Meet the Contributor: Jennifer Shinaman

Family: My husband and I met while attending NAU. Back then we just ran in the same circle of friends, it’s funny to look back at those memories being clueless that one day the guy who owned the “pre-party house” would someday become my respectable husband. Life paths led us both to Colorado after school and […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex…and Gender

“We only believe in two genders,” is a little bit like saying, “we only believe in Great Danes and Chihuahuas.” There are obviously hundreds of other breeds of dogs, but that belief system only allows for the validity of the two breeds that are most opposite to each other. Saying “you’re either a man or […]

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7 Experiential Gifts to Share with your Valentines

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about chocolate and flowers or even about the love between two partners.  Consider the following  experiential gift ideas the whole family can enjoy… in Flagstaff! Make a Meal Together– I’ve always loved the playfulness of Valentine’s Day, so what better way to celebrate than by involving your family in […]

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The Medical Merry-Go-Round

When I had my second child in July, I was excited to get home and start our life as a family of four. Instead we began a costly, stressful medical journey. For the first week she was kept under a blue light, and later a light blanket due to jaundice, so when she didn’t breastfeed […]

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