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Three Favorite Family Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookies One weekend in college, a friend of mine returned after spending a few days at home. He brought with him some of the most delicious cookies that his mom had baked.  He shared some with me, and I immediately asked for the recipe.  I made some tweaks to it, and ended up with a […]

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Need a Relaxing Brain Massage?

Moms need to relax more than just our bodies.  After we have reminded kids about chores, heard complaints, measured medicine, and mediated between feuding siblings, sometimes we have no mental or emotional energy left. The narrator in the television show Curious George described feeding ducks as “a relaxing brain massage.” Here are some of the things I do […]

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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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Tips for lunch time Burnout from Albuquerque Mom's Blog

Tips for Lunch Time Burnout

Lunch time burnout is real, and I totally get it.  It’s hard to believe, but school will be out in less then two months. After surviving the excitement of back to school, the full days of fall, the holidays and the not-so-winter months, I’m definitely ready for summer. I’m sure my kids are too.  In […]

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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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The Waiting Game: Trying to Conceive from Albuquerque Mom's Blog

The Waiting Game: Trying to Conceive

Trying to conceive can feel like the waiting game before the nine month waiting game we’re dreaming about. It’s been 5 months and 4 periods since I got my IUD out and this aspiring mom is still not pregnant. If you’ve been following my posts you know this comes as quite a shock to me. I […]

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Hashimoto's: Diagnosis and Implications for Pregnancy from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Hashimoto’s: Diagnosis and Implications for Pregnancy

During my well-woman exam and IUD removal appointment my gynecologist felt a lump on my thyroid. One and a half months later I was sitting at the endocrinologist’s. He diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s. It wasn’t a fun month–not terrible, but not what I was expecting the first month we were trying to conceive. What Is It? Hashimoto’s is […]

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Period & Fertility Tracking Apps from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Period and Fertility Tracking Apps: A 2 Part Review

A friend once told me becoming a parent means doing all the things you said you’d never do. I’m not even pregnant yet and I’m already immersed in the struggle. When we first decided on our “having a baby” timeline I told myself I wouldn’t do any crazy fertility and conception tracking at first. I would […]

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