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Author Archive | Samantha Meyer Gallegos

Celebrate Kodomo no Hi, or Children's Day, with Albuquerque Moms Blog

Japan’s Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day): Explore a New Culture with a Craft

What’s one of the best ways to teach kids about cultures different from their own? Teaching them through celebrations and food! Maybe it’s my background in International Relations, but I love teaching kids about holidays around the world. First, it was with my niece, and now I get to celebrate with my daughter, too. Many different cultures […]

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Spark Your Child's Joy for Reading

Spark Your Child’s Joy for Reading

How do you excite your children about reading? Multiple studies have found that reading as a child boosts brain development in many areas, including language learning, literacy skills, imagination, and cognitive ability. Reading has even been shown to lessen every-day stress in children. Reading from the earliest years helps ignite a love of reading that will sustain […]

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family recipe box from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Recipe Memory Box :: Create Holiday Gifts and Lasting Memories

When my wonderful mother-in-law suggested making a recipe memory box for my daughter, I thought it was the best possible holiday gift! It’s history, love, tradition, and culture all wrapped into one package. It’s a celebrated fact in our home that my husband and I come from different backgrounds culturally, religiously, and geographically. It’s something […]

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premature baby

4 Ways You Can Help NICU Parents

In the United States, 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year (before 37 weeks); that’s one in 10 births. The needs of NICU parents and the parents of preemies are different in some ways to the needs of parents of full-term infants. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to understand those needs.  November is Prematurity Awareness Month, […]

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