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

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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Special Delivery: One Mom’s Thoughts on Child Birth

Hey there, Mama!  Let’s talk delivery, shall we?  Chances are if you are reading this you have a baby or two running around at home.  Maybe you had your baby at a birthing center, in your home, or perhaps you opted to deliver in a hospital setting.  Did you plan for a home birth but […]

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5 Things to Do in January in the 505

I don’t know about you, but when January rolls around, I usually have a holiday hangover. It all seems to start during the summer and all of the fun activities there are to do in the 505. Of course that’s followed by a whirlwind of activities including the start of school, fall festivals, PTA engagements, […]

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Endurance {5 simple steps when Parenting is hard}

I will be the first to admit, sometimes I ask myself why I had kids.  Now, before you take that comment  the wrong way, think about it….I mean really…Here is a life, a person, I am responsible for…and yet I struggle with taking care of myself sometimes. That is when I learned about endurance.  I didn’t […]

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Dealing with the Dragon Days

Being a mom is like being a knight sent on a dragon quest. Except, instead of slaying the dragon, someone expects you to tame it. So there you are, standing in front of your own very cute, but very powerful little dragon just praying that the tools you brought will work. And sometimes they do. Sometimes […]

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