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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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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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Lent: A Lesson in Being Present from Albuquerque Mom's Post

Lent: A Lesson in Being Present

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. I grew up Catholic, so when you ask me about this season I begin thinking about fish on Fridays and no chocolate for forty days, though I don’t believe I’ve ever been foolish enough to give up something that difficult 😉 . But these were not traditions my […]

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