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Introvert Extrovert

Introverts Raising an Extrovert

My son David is almost four. He is talking more and more, growing like a weed, and absorbing so much. It is becoming more and more apparent that he is an extrovert. He thrives on being around people. He loves going out, visiting friends, group activities, and having people over. He loves showing people his […]

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When Kids Say Embarrasing Things from Albuquerque Moms Blog

When Kids Say Embarrassing Things

Lately, our three-year-old has been going up to people and asking, “How old are you?” He particularly likes doing this with grandmotherly older ladies. The first few times he did it I cringed with embarrassment. Then it occurred to me, it makes total sense that he would ask this, because people are always asking him how […]

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miracle of pregnancy after loss

Reflections on the Miracle of Pregnancy After Loss

My son David’s life is a miracle.    My pregnancy with him was not a typical pregnancy. We got pregnant after 13 months of trying. My husband and I had already been through two miscarriages. In total we had been trying to have kids for about three and a half years. When I got pregnant with […]

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To the mother who is hurting on Mother's Day

For the Mother Who Is Hurting on Mother’s Day

My husband and I went through the loss (miscarriage) of our first baby at just five weeks. Afterwards, I knew I was different. Research shows that pregnancy changes a woman’s brain. My desire to nurture was intensified. My longing to have a baby increased exponentially. I felt I looked at children differently. Still – I […]

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messy house, messy life, chaos, mess, messiness, perspective | Albuquerque Moms Blog

A Perspective Shift on a Messy House & a Messy Life

As the mother of an active and mischievous toddler, the majority of my days are spent taking care of him, feeding him, teaching him, and cleaning up his messes. I try to keep my house somewhat tidy, but if I’m being honest, the majority of the time it looks like this. We are teaching our […]

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Toddler Tantrums and the Terrible Threes

For the first two years of our son’s life, my husband and I enjoyed the easiest two years of parenthood I could reasonably imagine.  Little David was sweet, mellow, tenderhearted, healthy, and slept great. When he would start to throw a tantrum, we told him to go sit on his bed; he would emerge about sixty […]

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Gluten-free Recipes for the Holidays

  The holidays can be a tough time for those who are gluten-free, because a lot of extra holiday treats show up that are not always available gluten-free. It seems like I keep gaining more and more friends who are gluten-free or have some other dietary restriction, and I love finding gluten-free recipes that I […]

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Let’s Talk About Potty Training

I recently read this article and found it very encouraging, because the author’s experience potty training her son(s) is very similar to my own.  To all the moms who are in the midst of this particular battle, keep going.  Kids learn at different paces. So don’t be too hard on yourself if they don’t pick […]

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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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