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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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Romantic Valentine's Day scene of a young couple silhouettes holding hands by the sea staring at colorful sunset in the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Love scene concept

My Relationship is Not A Romantic Comedy

I’ve soaked up the Hollywood version of relationships throughout my entire life. Thus, my idea of romance and courtship comes from a combination of 80’s and 90’s rom-coms, General Hospital, and Beverly Hills 90210. I know, it’s surprising that I’ve never slept with a teacher or hard-core stalked anyone. I watched The Notebook until I […]

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The Gift of Time Away From the Kids

Yes, I said it. Spending time away from your kids is a gift. I recently experienced my latest gift in the form of a vacation to New Orleans with my husband, Jake of nearly 17 years. We had not been away from our kids for more than a night or a day in quite some […]

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Mom and Dad Get Allowances

I’m 36 years old and I am going to start getting an allowance. Like it is for a lot of couples, money is a hot topic in my marriage. We met living on loans in law school and in the intervening 11 years, our finances combined. Over this time our budget has grown and shrunk […]

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