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Día de los Muertos | Albuquerque Moms Blog

Día de los Muertos :: Joyfully Remembering Loved Ones

Growing up in the United States, I came to associate death with scary things like illness and separation. Also, my parents never really observed Día de los Muertos. (My parents are from northern Mexico, where Día de los Muertos wasn’t historically celebrated until the 20th century. It’s historically celebrated in southern Mexico and Central America.) So when […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Albuquerque Moms Blog

Hispanic Heritage Month :: Celebrate & Learn with Your Family

September 15, 2017-October 15, 2017 is Hispanic Heritage Month.  I remember growing up with the Spanish channel Univision on our TV all the time. In our home, evening activities included eating dinner and doing homework. Then we would sit together to watch the “good novela” at 8pm. And on Saturdays we’d watch Sábado Gigante. During the commercial […]

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season | Albuquerque Moms Blog

The Season of Now

As the weather gets crisper and the days get shorter, I can’t help reflecting on the change of seasons. When a few weeks ago it was blistering hot, it’s now shifting to cool mornings. Soon the colors that characterize my lovely Albuquerque fall season will appear. The fall foliage of the Bosque along the Rio […]

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bilingual reading | Albuquerque Moms Blog

Bilingual Reading Aloud to Infants

I remember deciding on a theme for my baby shower. It was “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” Dr. Suess themed because I have always loved Dr. Seuss books. And I love reading. It was a goal of mine to foster reading in my son.  So I specifically asked for books on my baby registry in […]

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Día del Niño Albuquerque Moms Blog

Celebrate Día del Niño!

Celebration of our loved ones allows us to reflect on their importance to us, particularly on days dedicated to a specific person, such as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Countries all over the world dedicate a day to the celebration of the ones that, for many of us, are the light of our lives: our […]

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