Amanda is a wife and stay-at-home mom to three little ones. She loves good conversation, good coffee, and regular indulgence of both. A native Texan, she has embraced Albuquerque as home for the past six years. She loves cooking, reading, enjoying all the New Mexico sunshine she can get, and playing games with family and friends Amanda desires to encourage moms in both the mundane and the extraordinary parts of life,
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,...

Rest for the Soul: Local Bed and Breakfasts

Rest is good for the body and the soul.  Sometimes it does a mom good to have a little R&R time away from the chores and the regular schedule.  While an all inclusive resort...

Unique Gift Ideas for Friends

I am always on the hunt for the perfect unique gift for people.  I love to get things for people they will appreciate, not just something that will end up in the back of...

You Can Do Hard Things

"You can do hard things."  I hear myself tell that to my four-year-old as he's working on some basic life skills.  His hard things right now include putting shoes on, getting dressed and eating...

Simplicity of the Heart in a Complicated World

Motherhood is anything but simple.  Constant demands on life, kids running around needing things all the time, to do lists for home and work, and a myriad of other things consume our minds and...
MUNDANE MOMENTS | Albuquerque Moms Blog

Making the Most of the Mundane Life Moments

I recall daydreaming of different adventures I would take throughout my life.  When I was young, I thought adulthood encapsulated the most exciting part of life, and I couldn't wait to grow up.  Part...
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Rail Yards Market: Albuquerque Summer Fun

One of my favorite things about Albuquerque in the summer is the number of activities that you can find to do at any given point in time.  I love the weather, especially in this...

Weekly Planning for the Weary Mom

Once upon a time, I was able to keep up with my entire schedule for months in advance in my head.  I could remember birthdays, anniversaries, deadlines, and vacation schedules without having to write...

Gardening: Resources for the ABQ Gardener

I am not known in my family for having a green thumb.  My mom gave me a house plant in college that theoretically I shouldn't have been able to kill.  It was dead by...

Vegetables for the Picky Palate

Vegetables used to scare me.  No wonder they scare my three year old.  I do not recall eating many vegetables when I was growing up, and usually if I did, I tried to mask...