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Don’t Assume Your Kid is Straight: Talking About LGBTQ+ Pride

June is pride month, with rainbows everywhere celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community, so here is a compilation of resources for facilitating family friendly conversations on LGBTQ+ themes.  LGBTQ+ What?  LGBTQ is the initialism that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.  Adding the + makes it inclusive to asexual, pansexual, pangender and […]

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How We Fight to Win the Toy Battle

What do I mean by toy battle? I’m sure you’ve been to those houses where not only do the kids have seemingly endless toys, but they are EVERYWHERE.  Now, this is not a judgment post. This is not Marie Kondo saying sometimes her house gets messy when you KNOW it doesn’t. I have plenty of […]

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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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Favorite Fall Movies + TV (36)

No. You’re Not a Hot Mess Mom.

The Hot Mess Mom. We love them.  I identify as one. And it’s been a liberating term that’s helped me ditch my perfectionism and settle nicely into a pool of “we’re all in this together.” I think most moms live in a land between “Hot Mess” and “Got It Together,” identifying as one or the […]

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Cell Phones: Tool or Hobby?

By now, you are probably well aware that the recommendations for screen time. If you need the reminder, children under 18 months should be limited to video chat and children under 5 should be limited to one hour of media. This is all according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.  I bring all this up […]

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Flagstaff Parks and Playgrounds Roundup

  It’s fall and in Flagstaff, that means chilly temps and gorgeous foliage in hues of crimson, gold, and magenta; and it is the perfect time to get outdoors! Whether you are new to Flagstaff or have been here for years, there is a wide range of great parks and playgrounds for everyone. I’ve listed […]

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Am I a Bad Mom

15 Questions Bad Moms Think

Am I a bad mom for putting my kid in preschool full time? He’s too young for that much time away from me. A better mom would know that about her child. Am I a bad mom for staying home with my kids instead of putting them in preschool? A good mom would make sure […]

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