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Done Having Babies

I’m done having babies. Much of my life, I’ve entertained the romantic notion that I’d have at least three children. I grew up the oldest of four kids in a home that was never quiet and you rarely had a moment to yourself. I imagined having my own full house, busy holidays with plenty of people […]

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Foster Care in New Mexico {Real Kids with Real Needs}

May is National Foster Care Month and tears are welling in my eyes as I think of the many, many children in the foster care system.  I am eternally grateful for the dear women (and men!) I know who daily sacrifice themselves for their foster babies.  Over and over I hear there is nothing as hard […]

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Albuquerque Moms Blog :: Introducing Laura Holland

Albuquerque  My love of Albuquerque came slowly.  A country girl, I grew up in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico.  I moved to Albuquerque in 2006 to pursue a B.A. in creative writing at the University of New Mexico.  At first, I hated the city and felt terribly homesick.  However, I began taking daily […]

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Why I’m Staying Home on Take Your Daughter to Work Day

The Facts  A lot of you are probably excited for Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. This year, it comes up on April 27th! In 1992, the Ms. Foundation for Women created this holiday to promote self-esteem and go-get-em attitudes for little girls everywhere. For years now, it’s been changed from Bring Your Daughters […]

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No, It Wasn't Planned :: Answering the Awkward Question from Albuquerque Moms Blog

No, This Baby Wasn’t “Planned” :: Answering That Awkward Question

When my first baby was just eight months old, I found out I was pregnant. Again. As soon as I saw those two little pink lines, I went from being eight months postpartum to six weeks pregnant. Our babies would be 15 months apart–one year, three months, and 15 days to be exact. My first thought? Skinny jeans. My pre-pregnancy clothes were just starting to […]

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