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Eight Things to Know Before a Play-date or Sleepover

There were few things I enjoyed more as a kid than spending time at a friend’s house. Together, friends and I enjoyed listening to music, swimming, bike rides, boy talk, putting on make-up and styling each other’s hair, and trying on each other’s clothes. I’m sure my parents also enjoyed the break…trusting that if both my […]

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Flying Star Cafe {Sponsored Post}

Disclosure: while we were compensated for this post, opinions remain our own (as always). Is Flying Star Cafe for moms? Are you a mom who wants to eat smart or one who likes to indulge? Either way Flying Star Cafe caters to you. I recently had the opportunity to visit Flying Star Cafe and check […]

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Biggest Fan

  Biggest Fan right here!!  I was never a sporty kind of gal. I played basketball one year in middle school. I also tried cheerleading, volleyball, and track . Just wasn’t for me. As I sat in the bleachers and watched, I thought “wish it was me out there.” I just didn’t have those skills. […]

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The Best Time to Plan for Summer from Albuquerque Moms Blog

The Best Time to Plan for Summer

I love summer. I didn’t used to, but since having kids (especially kids in school) it’s grown on me. The warm days, relaxed schedules and bubbly laughter make my heart happy. Typically during the summer I set a relaxed routine with my kids. Mondays are sort of like “field trip” days. We go to a […]

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3 Simple Tips for a Better Morning

3 Tips for a Better Morning

Ah, the morning time.  I don’t know about you but mornings have the power to make or break my day.  If they start off right then my entire day tends to stay on track.  But, If they start out wrong my days can be rough.  Here are tips that I have found helpful to get my […]

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Water Fluoridation in Albuquerque

Being both a former dental professional and a public health student I flipped out just a bit when I first moved to Albuquerque and learned about water fluoridation in Albuquerque. Albuquerque doesn’t fluoridate their tap water.  Shortly after learning this I went to Target and bought some nursery water that contained fluoride.  To be honest, I […]

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Let’s talk teeth!

Today I’m excited to talk with my friend Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher about caring for my kiddos’ teeth. I met Lindsay when we were both pre-dental students at UNM. Lindsay later moved to San Francisco to attend University of the Pacific and earn her DDS. A few years later I moved out to the San Francisco […]

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New Years Resolution: Preparing for Death

Here’s a new years resolution everyone should add to their list: prepare for your death. Not what you were expecting, right? (Or at least you wouldn’t have been if I hadn’t given you a hint in the title) Most mommy resolutions focus on thing like eating right and getting more exercise and more sleep. We want to […]

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Pregnancy Brain-It never left me

Pregnancy Brain. It never left me

My youngest is 6 years old and I still have pregnancy brain; it never left me. I was sharp as a tack before kids. I even took the post office exam, just for fun, and did very well. Then I got pregnant and pregnancy brain kicked in. I know many of you can relate to […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Getting the Kids Involved in Serving

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a celebration of the man whose fearless sacrifices and leadership inspired our government and citizens to serve together to question long held paradigms, challenge social policy, and bring about lasting change for our nation. Many institutions honor King’s birthday, January 15th, by closing and giving employees the third […]

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When Time Outs Don’t Work

Phases. Nothing pleasant comes to mind when I think of that word. Of course I’m sure there are some lovely ones. I can almost remember them…I think. But mostly, when I say, “He’s going through a phase,” it’s because chaos has taken over. When my youngest was about 20 months I started implementing the Super […]

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Overwhelmed & Anxious: My First Weeks of Motherhood

On a cold January morning, my son initiated me into parenthood with a very fast and painful birth. In between pushes, I glanced out the window to notice snow falling. It looked so peaceful, so calm. As though the world was giving me one last moment of serenity before my new life started. My new […]

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Prenatal Depression and How to Get Through It

In January of 2015, my husband and I found out we were expecting our third baby. This was good news and we were thrilled but more than anything, I was relieved. A few weeks before we learned our family would be growing, I kind of turned into a crazy person. It was the Monday after Christmas […]

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How NOT to Sleep Train Your Baby

“Is your baby sleeping through the night?” The question that makes me want to punch right in the face anyone who asks. My blood literally (no, not figuratively – literally) starts to boil. I bite my lips as I resist the urge to straight up yell “Do I look like I’m getting ANY sleep?!” I mean let’s […]

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