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Tag Your Tree :: Christmas Tree Cutting in New Mexico

Recently, an acquaintance of mine mentioned how much fun her family had cutting down their own Christmas tree near Jemez.  With eyes raised, I thought to myself, “That must be illegal!” But much to my surprise, I learned that New Mexico offers the sale of Christmas tree permits in various forests of the state. From […]

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Advent: a Christmas tradition I want to pass on to my children

What are your favorite Christmas traditions from childhood?  One of mine is stockings.  Growing up we didn’t celebrate Santa, but we still stuffed stockings.  Our entire family would pick out small gifts to put in each other’s stockings.  On Christmas Eve we’d gather and secretly stuff everyone’s stockings and then open them first thing Christmas morning.  I […]

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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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Creating Community Around Halloween from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Creating Community Around Halloween

Creating community around Halloween doesn’t have to be hard. I love fall. The changing of the leaves, the cooler days, the longer nights. And let’s be real here, fall clothing is the best. Boots anyone? But those aren’t the only things awesome about fall. There are football games, fall carnivals, and pumpkin patches. And let’s […]

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Green Chile has arrived in the 505

Green Chile has arrived in the 505

This is the time of year when you start to see New Mexicans getting giddy. Why? Green chile has arrived and the grocery stores and farmers markets have gotten out their big roasters. And nothing says fall in New Mexico than the smell of green chile roasting. Never heard of or tired green chile? Below is […]

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Birthday Traditions: Making the Memories Count Each Year - Albuquerque Moms Blog

Birthday Traditions :: Making the Memories Count Each Year

My daughter’s birthday is today. It has been exactly one year since she decided to rush into the world eighteen days early and in record time. So what do I have planned for my feisty, independent little girl? A beautiful Pinterest-worthy birthday party? Not exactly. Instead of big parties, we focus on birthday traditions. My parents […]

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