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A Guide to Moving to Albuquerque (With Kids)

This guide is sponsored by Anna Stovall of 360 Ventures Real Estate, but all of the content and opinions are the writer’s own. Welcome to Albuquerque, a mid-size city that sometimes has a small town feel. Despite its Breaking Bad reputation, the Duke City can be a great place to raise children. Newcomers might be […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week :: A Gift Idea

Many moons ago, I taught English in a public school setting. And Teacher Appreciation Week was one of my favorite times of year. I loved being in the classroom. But as we are all aware, the monetary compensation left something to be desired. So it just felt good to know that parents and students appreciated […]

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Open Call for Albuquerque Moms Blog Contributors

Are YOU the next Albuquerque Moms Blog Contributor? Do you want to write for Albuquerque Moms Blog? We will be adding to our group of regular contributors beginning in April. And we’re looking for fresh, local voices to join our team! This is a volunteer position (with some fun perks to make it worth it). Here’s […]

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If You’re Having a Bad Day, Click Here

I’m sorry if you’re having a bad day. I have a little story here to help you crack a smile. My family got two pretty cool Christmas gifts. One is the cutest puppy in the world, Scout the Beagle. The other gift is one of those robot vacuum cleaners that I’ve affectionately named Zelda. We […]

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Ode to Dion’s

Our team was so excited to be invited by Dions for a tour and get behind the scene action for this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are of our own.Dion’s, Dion’s I adore thee. Cheesy goodness on a plate! Online orders, never late Thy ranch, chile, subs, and drive thru My children […]

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Superbowl Queso

It’s a sad reality for us Albuquerque residents that we don’t have any professional sports teams. I think this requires us to put in a little extra effort to make our Superbowl parties the most fun . . . with some queso, of course! We may be too small for an NFL franchise, but if […]

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Twofer One Dinners (Two Dinners in the Time of One)

If your solution to weekday dinners is freezer cooking, I salute you. I agree freezer cooking is a wonderful idea, but I don’t always have my act in gear to get it done. Or some people also do meal prep at the beginning of the week so that cooking weekday dinners is easier. You go, […]

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What Mom Wants for Christmas

Before you read this list, I feel the need to make sure you know that I’m not a Scrooge. I really do love this time of year. Everything feels a little more magical and a little more special. I love making memories and establishing traditions with my family. I love focusing just a little more […]

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Thanksgiving Conversation Cards (With Free Printable)

In 2015, Saturday Night Live aired a skit that would have been hilarious if it didn’t contain quite so much truth. The skit, “A Thanksgiving Miracle,” shows how one family was able to avoid uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner conversations with the help of everybody’s favorite singer, Adele. Every family has its off-topic subjects. If you are […]

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Community Mom Spotlight: Lisa Fuller

Lisa Fuller is a wife and mom of two great kids (ages 12 and 8). She cares deeply about social justice and is the director of Shine School Partnerships, a non-profit organization right here in Albuquerque. A Shine School Partnership is a long-term, committed relationship between a church and a school with the goal of […]

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Self-care for Moms

One of my dearest friends often signs off of our phone calls or texts me, “Take care of you.” She knows my temptation is to take care of others before I take care of myself. I imagine that’s a struggle for many moms. We’ve all been warned about the dangers of forgetting self-care. We cannot […]

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Mom Mentorship

Many others have written about having mom friends. Certainly, having those mommies who are also in the trenches of diapers and sippy cups is so important, but have you considered the value of mom friends of all ages and stages? Have you ever thought about mom mentorship? If you’ve been a mom for longer than […]

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Mom-barrassment

Don’t get me wrong. There have been plenty of occasions during my motherhood journey that a fellow mom has saved me from mom-barrassment. Like that one time another mother informed me that my son threw up in the shopping cart at Costco while I was checking out giant bags of shredded cheese. Or that other […]

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