Mother's Day for the broken and weary mom

Mother’s Day for the Broken and Weary Mom

Motherhood is not an easy undertaking.  Long days can turn into long nights.  The to-do list never seems to get done.  Many times there are no thank-you’s for the things we do.  Mommy wars, internet trolls, and even our own voice can condemn us for not being enough or too much (fill in the blank). […]

Continue Reading
Parenting Parents Albuquerque Moms Blog

Parenting Parents: The life of many children

I cant help but have tears in my eyes as I write this. Today I am not talking about me parenting my kids. Today I am talking about me parenting a parent. My mom. It’s not like one would think,  when they are in their late 80’s early 90’s, and having the normal aging. Or […]

Continue Reading
May the Fourth Be With You from Albuquerque Mom's Blog

May the Fourth Be With You

May the Fourth Be With You. “Say what” you ask? Well I’m happy to tell you! Growing up I was exposed to all kinds of greatness. Lord of the Rings was part of my bedtime story rotation, Star Wars (episodes 4,5,6) were regularly watched, and Ender’s Game is still one of my favorite books. We […]

Continue Reading
I Became My Mother - Albuquerque Moms Blog

It Happened … I Became My Mother

It happened. I became my mother. I dreaded this day would come. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew it would happen. I just didn’t think I would become my mother in so many ways. Good ways. Bad ways. Funny ways. Downright ridiculous ways. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and so readers, […]

Continue Reading
05-02-16 Pic2

Meal Planning for Dummies (Like Me!)

Confession: I have never been much of a cook. I’m not a BAD cook… Cooking just doesn’t excite me. Both of my parents always cooked delicious, healthy, well-rounded meals for my sister and I growing up, but even after the great example they set, the whole meal planning and cooking thing just never really clicked […]

Continue Reading
haven't done anything albuquerque moms blog

Haven’t done anything today? It’s a lie.

{an open letter to myself when feeling as if I haven’t done anything today} Dear self, It’s late morning and you’re barely out of pajamas.  Breakfast paraphernalia is scattered throughout the kitchen.  There are books all over the couch.  You probably feel like you haven’t done anything.  It’s a lie.  Please, listen to some truth. See those dishes on the […]

Continue Reading
Summer Bucket List 2

Summer Bucket List

Summer is my favorite time of year; I love the longer lazier days, the cool drinks and flip flops. Even though it gets pretty hot in the 505, there are a lot of fun things to do with little ones in and around Albuquerque, you just have to know where to look and get a […]

Continue Reading
5 Staff Appreciation Week Ideas from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Staff Appreciation Week

It’s hard to believe, but summer is closing in like a toddler hyped up on sugar. Which, of course, means that school will soon be out. And in honor of teachers (and other school staff) across the nation, May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our school likes to acknowledge all of the awesome people who […]

Continue Reading

Fashion and Beauty Subscription Boxes

For a girl like me who loves and I mean LOVES makeup and clothes, beauty and fashion subscription boxes are seriously the next best thing to Netflix. A subscription box is technically a service that you pay for and each month the company will send you cosmetic products or clothes usually based on a survey you […]

Continue Reading

Chores for Children

There is so much value in giving chores to children. When my son was a year old, he learned to put his toys away; and his chores increased as he grew. That baby is now an 8 year-old that maintains a clean room and makes his bed daily.  He also helps empty and load the dishwasher, sorts and folds […]

Continue Reading
've Got it Worse - ABQ Moms Blog

I’ve Got it Worse

I’ve got it worse. I’m more exhausted. I’m more tired. I’m more worn out. You don’t understand. Don’t even try. These thoughts pop into my head about a million times a day. Okay, well perhaps not a million. But they seem to creep in on a fairly regular basis. And to make matters worse, they […]

Continue Reading
Albuquerque Moms Blog The Dreaded Playdate

The Dreaded Playdate

The dreaded playdate.  I honestly have never liked them.  Maybe that makes me a bad mom, or a selfish mom, but I honestly dread them. I once got all excited about a playdate, back when I only had my son and he was a lil guy.  I was a newish mom and agreed with this […]

Continue Reading
Books Talk: Cooking in Fern Valley & Quack and Daisy from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Books Talk: Cooking in Fern Valley & Quack and Daisy

Welcome to the third installment of Books Talk! This is the series where I interview the people behind the books you and your children love! (and maybe introduce you to a new favorite 🙂 ) Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a new author, some great new characters, and even some new […]

Continue Reading