Ana-Alicia Gonzales

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Ana-Alicia, known as Ana by friends, was born and raised in northern New Mexico. She is a UNM alumni and has a Ph.D. in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Ana-Alicia has been married to her husband Miguel since 2012 and they have two high-spirited children. As a family, they love to travel, swim, take walks, and explore the city. Ana-Alicia loves the cultural traditions and unique beauty that New Mexico has. She is excited to share that enthusiasm with other moms!
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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts

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I'm the type of person that loves having some decorations around for every holiday. This year, I decided to create my own Valentine's Day decorations using items I mainly found from The Dollar Tree....
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9 Changes I Made to Reduce My Plastic Use

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My Two Preemie Birth Stories + Tips for Supporting Parents

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6 Games to Play with Your Kids When You Just Want to Relax

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Mama, It's Okay if You Don't Play

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Instant Pot Cashew Chicken Recipe

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Trader Joe's Favorites

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Impress Your Family with These Fun Animal Facts on Your Next Zoo Trip!

Impress Your Family with These Fun Animal Facts on Your Next Zoo Trip!

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