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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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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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