Steph Flies

Steph Flies
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Steph is the Founder & Director of City Mom Collective; growing the network after founding its original site, Scottsdale Moms Blog, in 2009. Now living in the greater Minneapolis area, she oversees the national network by spearheading growth strategies, sales initiatives and shepherding and encouraging an ever-increasing number of moms managing individual local parenting websites. She is married to Alan and is mom to three little girls, Nora, Elsie and Audrey. She loves throwing a great party, connecting people and cooking with a glass of red wine in hand.
Stressed Woman Leader

Surviving and Thriving in the Hard Seasons of Leadership

It's a common understanding that social media is largely a highlight reel. While it’s beautiful and inspiring, behind the 10% happiness that you see on social media is 90% hard. Behind every beautiful pic is...

3 Ways to Beat Decision Fatigue

It’s been said that the average amount of decisions an adult makes each day equals about 35,000. This number may sound incredibly high, but in fact, researchers at Cornell University found that we make 226.7...

Kid’s Cell Phone Agreement

In my parenting journey, I've discovered that there are things I call parenting rites of passage. Rite of Passage - any important act or event that serves to mark a passage from one stage of life...

4 Powerful Professional Development Resources

After 10+ years of business ownership, I’ve come to discover that one of the very best things I can do to grow as a leader is to continually invest in understanding myself and the...
Exhausted Woman Leader

5 Simple Tips to Get Out of a Funk {for Leaders}

Hey, fellow leaders, do you ever find yourself in a funk? *Slowly raises hand* Guilty! Most of the time I can’t even put my finger on why I’m in a funk but I’m there and there...

Easy “Gingerbread” House Recipe

I have a confession - I don’t do gingerbread houses.  I’ve done them in the past, but I've found an easy and cheap way to do "Gingerbread" houses for our kids (and their friends)...

Overcoming Dyslexia | An Interview with Dr. Sally Shaywitz

Did you know that October is Dyslexia Awareness Month? Stephanie Flies, President + Founder of City Mom Collective, sat down with Dr. Sally Shaywitz to discuss her book, Overcoming Dyslexia. In this video interview, Stephanie...

4 Expert Tips for Mom’s Mental Health

At City Mom Collective, we are passionate about supporting women in all stages of motherhood. And in doing so, we know that the reality is, that challenges arise in motherhood that contribute to mental...
Back to School Bus

Going Back To School (What Teachers Want Parents to Know)

Kids are heading back to school across the country, so I polled a few teachers, asking them to answer the question "What would YOU want parents to know before school starts?" Read what teachers say...

Stetson Salad

In the summer, I love a good salad, and when thinking of salads, I can't help but think of my very favorite salad - the Stetson Salad (inspired by a menu item at Cowboy Ciao)There...