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Tent Rocks - Albuquerque Moms Blog

Tent Rocks :: Adventuring in New Mexico

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is another one of New Mexico’s unique landscapes. Tent Rocks makes a perfect Albuquerque day trip and is great for families. Additionally, my family often takes out-of-town visitors to Tent Rocks. Tent Rocks is a quick 45 min drive northwest of Albuquerque (near Cochiti) and located on Cochiti Pueblo jurisdiction. […]

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Toddler Approved Meal - Albuquerque Moms Blog

Toddler Approved Meal: Easy BBQ Pineapple Meatballs

I’m always on the lookout for an easy, toddler approved meal. One can only eat so many chicken nuggets, right? Wrong, according to my toddler. But in the interest of providing him some sort of variation, I am always on the hunt for something that appears like a chicken nugget to him, but (surprise!) is […]

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White Sands :: Adventuring in New Mexico

Spring Break means travel! And since my husband has been in college our entire marriage, we love to take advantage of a freer schedule. Where does a family go on Spring Break in New Mexico? Picture white sands, bright sunshine and warm temps . . . just forget the cool, blue water. White Sands National […]

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Pressure of Presents - Albuquerque Moms Blog

Pressure of Presents & The Ugly Mug Valentine

Valentine’s Day is next week and with it comes the pressure of presents. Exchange gifts at all? What to get? How much to spend? Who gives and who gets? The pressure builds and inevitably the outcome disappoints. Six years ago, I came home from a long day at a job I hated. My husband and […]

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Very Large Array (VLA) - Albuquerque Moms Blog

Adventuring in New Mexico :: The Very Large Array (VLA)

My family loves to adventure around New Mexico. Our schedule with two toddlers revolves around naptime and bedtime, so we typically try to get all our adventuring done by noon. However, occasionally we live really risky by (gasp!) skipping naptime and venturing a little further. One such adventure took us to the Very Large Array […]

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Bloom Where You Are Planted - Albuquerque Moms Blog

Bloom Where You Are Planted

While roaming the aisles of Target one afternoon, I stumbled across a message directly written just for me. On a home décor clearance shelf, there it was – Bloom Where You Are Planted. I found myself staring at this cute, wooden wall hanging reflecting on how this simple phrase carried a weighty message. You see, […]

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Tag Your Tree :: Christmas Tree Cutting in New Mexico

Recently, an acquaintance of mine mentioned how much fun her family had cutting down their own Christmas tree near Jemez.  With eyes raised, I thought to myself, “That must be illegal!” But much to my surprise, I learned that New Mexico offers the sale of Christmas tree permits in various forests of the state. From […]

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Nighttime Parenting - Albuquerque Moms Blog

Nighttime Parenting: a funny look into parenting after the sun sets

The sun sets and instantly our cherubs are sleeping soundly, ready to rise cheerfully twelve hours later. Wrong. Our infants need us around the clock for both physical and emotional nourishing. Toddlers need soothing from tummy bugs and monsters in the closet. And our kids have worries and fears that make it difficult to fall […]

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss :: October 15 Remembrance Day

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. On October 15, thousands of parents in the United States are invited to light a candle at 7 PM (in all time zones) to remember the precious babies lost during pregnancy or infancy. But in a small house tucked in an old Albuquerque neighborhood, my family will […]

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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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