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.

Arizona Boardwalk: A Must-Do For Phoenix Family Vacations

Our family loves traveling to the Phoenix area. The sunshine, desert landscape, abundance of pools, hiking trails, activities, and restaurants combine to make a wonderful vacation spot for families with kids of all ages.   Of...
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Leadership & Always Learning

Most leaders have probably muttered some version of the phrase “always learning" at some point in their leadership journeys but would you say that you’re someone that makes space in your life for intentional...
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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...

Deck The Walls 2021 | A Virtual Wreath Making Event

City Mom Collective is proud to announce the second annual Deck the Walls Holiday Wreath Making Event. Our Sister Sites around the county are hosting this festive event in their local communities. 2021 Deck the...

Ways to Save Money Around the Holidays | An Interview with Jessica Turner

With the holiday season upon us, many of us are planning ahead for all the gifts we’ll be giving family and friends, teachers, employees, bosses, neighbors…the list goes on, not to mention all the...

Steph’s Favorite Things 2019

We are so excited to be partnering with some of our favorite brands for this year's Steph's Favorite Things. Every last one of these recommendations has our founder's  “stamp of approval,” and she personally...

Bring the Whole Family Together with a Fun Football Tailgate Party

It’s that time of year again! Football season has been a cornerstone of fall for Dad’s across the nation but this year it’s time for the entire family to get in on the fun....

3 Girls + 2 Bedrooms: A Tale of Room Swapping + A KIDS BED...

Hi.  I'm Steph.  I have 3 girls (ages 9, 7 and 5) and 2 bedrooms in which they all reside. Like all moms, I am constantly thinking about ways to foster deeper relationships between...

Plan a Family Ski Trip to Big Sky Montana

When it comes to planning a ski trip in the US, destinations like Colorado and Utah are more often than not the first mountains that come to mind.  Understandably so.  Families flock to these resorts throughout the winter months to hit the slopes and embrace all that the snow-covered mountains have to offer the young and old.  

This Is What I’m Going To Do Today

Hi. I'm Steph - a kid-raising, lullaby-singing, tear-wiping and heart-holding mom of 3 little girls. I'm also a mom who is confident that I can change the world. Some might call it a huge cause to embrace, especially given my season of life and the current state of world affairs, but I'm seeing it happen right before my eyes and I'm confident that changing the world isn't just a personal mission of mine but a cause that every mom can (and should) support.