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Favorite Books to Read Aloud

March is Read Across America month! In honor of such a great program, I am sharing some of our family’s favorite books to read aloud.  Reading a book to your child is a wonderful way to calm them down before bed, a great bonding experience, and a good source of entertainment other than the TV. […]

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Creating a Habit of Love with a No Whining Chart

We don’t like to use charts in our home. Rewards charts and chore charts have never really jived with us. Honestly, I don’t like having to keep up with them. And we expect our kids to help out around the house when asked, not just to fill a chart up with stickers. But recently, the […]

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Bullet Journaling in the New Year

There’s not a lot about January that excites me. I do, however, love the opportunity to start anew. And I love any reason to buy a new planner or journal. Opening a new planner makes me a little giddy. This year I’m excited to continue bullet journaling.  In the past, my new year’s treat to myself […]

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Why I Prep the Night Before and How I Do It

I don’t know what mornings are like in your house, but in mine, they can get a little crazy. Five people, all trying to eat breakfast and get dressed by a decent time can get a little hectic. Especially since three out of five need a lot, and I mean a lot, of direction. Mornings […]

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4 Podcasts for Your Listening Pleasure

Since moving into our new home, I’ve painted six rooms in six months, by myself. That might seem like a daunting task, and it definitely was, but I discovered something that made it actually fun: podcasts. Podcasts are my new favorite thing. I listen to them while I work out, while I fold laundry, when […]

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In Defense of the “Mom Suit”

The other day I had a conversation with a friend who was bemoaning the fact that she would have to buy a mom suit this year. After just having her third baby, she felt like hanging her head in shame as she wore a one piece to the pool. I can’t stop thinking about this conversation and […]

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What if Motherhood Were Like the Brownies?

I think that motherhood should be a little more like being a member of Brownies or the Boy Scouts. Admittedly, I was never a member of either, but I think I get the gist of it: you do things like walking elderly people across the street (you know, like in the movie Up!), and you collect […]

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2017 Albuquerque Summer Bucket List

Ah summer, kids are home from school; the weather is warm and the world is yours for the taking. At least that’s how I feel about summer time. I love summer, and now that I actually have a child who is of school age, I’m beginning to appreciate it even more. Summers go by quickly, and […]

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Birthday Gifts for 5- and 6-Year-Olds

I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that half the people I know were born or had babies in March and April. There must be something in the water my friends and family are drinking in June and July because Spring time amongst our peers is a little crazy. We seem to have birthday parties every […]

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You’re Gonna Miss This

I’m in a season of motherhood that often feels all-consuming. It’s a battle for me to not wish these long days away and yearn for a time when things are less chaotic or more quiet. But when I find myself changing a poopy diaper for the 4th time that day as my 3-year-old calls for help […]

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Best Travel Apps for Young Kids: Duck Duck Moose

Spring Break in Albuquerque is coming up soon. If you have plans to get out of the desert, whether chasing the snow or the sunshine, you need something to keep those littles entertained as you travel. There are so many apps out there that it can be hard to know what to spend your time and […]

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I Get Help Cleaning My House

Confession: I get help cleaning my house. Once a month, someone comes to my house and cleans up after my family.  There was a time when I was embarrassed about this. I felt like paying someone else to clean was the easy way out and that I should be able to keep up with things […]

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