Alyssa Johnson

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Alyssa is a mom, police wife, and dog owner. She works part-time in a chiropractic clinic. Her two children Haylen and Thomas pretty much run the family show. Alyssa and her husband met in high school, and they've have been married since 2011. 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.
I Am Jealous of My Daughter: A Mother's Confession

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...
Being a Mom and a Police Officer :: National Police Week

Being a Mom and a Police Officer :: National Police 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...
Teen Mom: Having a Baby When You're Still a Baby Yourself

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 to...
Marriage Is Hard Work

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

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...
Elf on the Shelf

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...
I went back to work full-time and here's what my husband did

I Went Back to Work Full-Time and Here’s What My Husband Did

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One day after work, I came home to my husband in the kitchen cutting some type of vegetation. I figured it was lettuce because he usually makes a mini-meal right before dinner for himself....
RV'ing around New Mexico: My Top 5 Places to RV

RV’ing around New Mexico: My Top 5 Places to RV

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To be honest, I've never given much to RVs. But in 2019 my father-in-law bought an RV and my kids have been invited on every trip. Even with the pandemic, we were able to...
back in my day

Who Else Has Lectured Their Children With “Back In My Day”?

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I remember back in my day things seemed to be simpler. Most of my time was spent playing outside, helping my dad, or doing something fun that didn't cost much money. I would play in...
Vanessa Guillen. Albuquerque Moms Blog

Vanessa Guillen Protected Our Country. Now We Must Protect Others in Her Memory

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Vanessa's Story On April 22, 2020 Vanessa Guillen, a Fort Hood Soldier, was reported missing. Prior to her disappearance, Vanessa confided in her family about sexual harassment. Her family asked why she didn't report it....
Thanks to TikTok for Reminding Me that I'm a Millennial who had Myspace

Thanks to TikTok for Reminding Me that I’m a Millennial Who Had Myspace

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I was sitting on the couch when I finally gave in and downloaded the infamous TikTok app. I kept telling my ten-year-old daughter that I would die the day I download it. But it's...
Police officer Albuquerque Moms Blog

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...
love notes

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...
Thanksgiving. Albuquerque Moms Blog

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...