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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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El Rancho de Las Golondrinas

If you grew up in Albuquerque, I imagine you took a school field trip to El Rancho de Las Golondrinas in fifth grade. But for those of us who are transplants, a trip to Las Golondrinas is well worth the 45-minute drive up Interstate 25. If the last time you visited included a ride on […]

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Productivity Addiction

Hi, my name is Vanessa. I’m a mother of three. And I have a productivity addiction. Even though it was nearly twelve years ago, I can remember my first day home alone with my oldest baby so clearly. My husband had gone back to work. My mom had started her 700-mile drive home. All the […]

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Kids Eat Free in Albuquerque

Check out these places where kids eat free (or almost free) in and around Albuquerque. It’s always nice to take a break from cooking and take your kids out to eat. But I like to know where I can go without breaking the bank. We all know that some most kids eat like birds, so who […]

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