Alyssa Johnson

Alyssa Johnson
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Alyssa is a mom, police wife, dog owner and current household engineer. Her two children Haylen (8) and Thomas (2) pretty much run the family show. Her husband works for the Albuquerque Police Department, and they've have been married since 2011. She's a college graduate but has decided to put her career on hold to raise her little humans to become upstanding citizens. When she's not busy with her kids, which is never, she loves to drink coffee, watch a good Netflix series, and scroll Instagram aimlessly. She's also a runner and one of her bucket list goals is to run a 1/2 marathon.
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I Am Jealous of My Daughter: A Mother’s Confession

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I am jealous of my daughter. Yes, you read that right. I am jealous of my daughter, but not in a way you would think. See my daughter just turned ten and is now entering...
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Husband by Day, Police Officer by Night: Both Are Essential

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The garage door sounds around one o'clock sometimes two in the morning. I get out of bed to open the door for my husband. As I open the door, my husband is already in...
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This Is What Enduring Love Looks Like :: A Note in My Husband’s Wallet

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This Valentine's Day week, we have a series of posts dedicated to love, marriage, and sex. This series is brought to you by our partners at A New You Counseling.  Do you remember the good...
Elf. Albuquerque Moms Blog

Elf on the Self: 5 Believable Excuses For No Movement

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I used to think that incorporating the Elf on the Shelf to our family tradition would be fun. Turns out that the Elf is a lot more responsibility than I had originally thought. See...
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Thanksgiving, Where Did You Go? Why Are You the Forgotten Holiday?

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I'm a holiday girl. It doesn't matter what day or event it is. I'm probably celebrating. Especially the last three months of the year. You get Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November, and Christmas...
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Matching Shirts: Five Reasons Why You Should Try it

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My husband and I have come a long way when it comes to our matching shirts. It use to only be my idea, and he just kind of went along with it. I think...
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Date Night Idea :: Our Facebook Stroll Down Memory Lane

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I can only imagine what someone would think about our date night. Two people sitting in a booth just staring at their phones. Yes, it's ironic to imagine that we would spend our only...
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I’m Home: Saying Goodbye To My Childhood Home

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It was about three' o clock in the afternoon when one of the sisters called me in from outside. The sister told me that someone would be coming to get me. After a few...
Adult Photo Albuquerque Moms Blog

Welcome to Adulthood :: But What If I Don’t Feel Like an Adult?

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I was in my early 20s when I use to laugh at women getting kitchen essentials as Christmas gifts. I was dead serious when I told my husband, "don't ever buy me plates for...
Police Officer Albuquerque Moms Blog

Police Officer Interview: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

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You would think that most seven-year-olds are asleep at 3' o clock in the morning. But I recently found out that for one particular family, that isn't the case. There is a little girl...
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Teen Mom: Having a Baby When You’re Still a Baby Yourself

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I had a two hour drive ahead of me.  A part of me wanted to speed home. But the other part didn't want the drive to end. At one point I began to lie...
On the Fence About Youth Sports? Don't Let Commitment Issues Hold You Back from Albuquerque Moms Blog

On the Fence About Youth Sports? Don’t Let Commitment Issues Hold You Back

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I was beyond excited when my daughter was finally old enough to join an organized sport. The thought of carrying lawn chairs, picking out cleats, and reminiscing on my glory days made me happy....
Marriage is Hard Work from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Marriage is Hard Work

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Has anyone ever told you, "Marriage is hard work"? Well, I have. Maybe one too many times. I remember before I was married I always wanted to prove the person saying it wrong. Why? Well,...
Fabulous Fashion on a Budget :: Thrifting for Kid's Clothes from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Fabulous Fashion on a Budget :: Thrifting for Kid’s Clothes

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My love for thrift store shopping began when we moved into our new house. I wanted to begin decorating our house to become our home, but I was not about to spend a lot...