Audra Powers

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Audra is a stay-at-home mom to Wryn (2016), Swift (2017), and Roc (2019). She is also wife to her engineer husband, Sam. Audra enjoys her Albuquerque adventures after moving from the beaches of Florida in 2013, upon graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in Journalism. Audra, a foodie and fitness instructor, is passionate about health and wellness. She loves to thrifting, hiking the foothills, and going to brunch with girlfriends. Follow Audra's adventures in motherhood on Instragram.
Effective Exercise

4 Tips for More Effective Exercise :: Self-Care Sunday Series

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Here at ABQ Mom, we care about your self-care! It’s so important as moms to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. Since it’s a brand new year, we want to get it...
I Just Can't "Kondo" Right Now

I Just Can’t “Kondo” Right Now :: Accepting My Messy House

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I'm vacuuming popcorn kernels and piles of sea salt off my couch. I like my popcorn super salty and buttery. The toddlers got into my bowl while I wasn't looking and scattered my snack...

The Best Biscotti Ever :: Super Simple & Oh So Festive!

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Biscotti for the Holidays! Looking for an easy, homemade treat this Christmas? Look no further! This is the best biscotti ever. Biscotti looks like it's difficult to master, but let me tell you-- it's SO...
Thanksgiving Traditions You'll Want to Try This Year :: From the ABQ Mom Team

Thanksgiving Traditions You’ll Want to Try This Year :: From the ABQ Mom Team

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Traditions and Thanksgiving go together like turkey and taters! Speaking of turkey, one of my new traditions is ordering a smoked turkey from Rudy's BBQ instead of attempting to bake a bird in my...
Does anybody care that I mopped the floors today

Does Anybody Care that I Mopped the Floors Today?

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That sticky soy sauce stain stares me down. It’s only been two days since we had stir fry, but the saucy spot taunts me. I grab my mop. Let’s do this. I fill the mop with...
Nail Polish for Fall :: Five Favorite Shades You'll Love

Nail Polish for Fall :: Five Favorite Shades You’ll Love

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There's nothing like a fresh coat of cute nail polish to make this momma feel fabulous! Here are some of my favorite Essie nail polish colors for fall.   Chinchilly This shade got me hooked on Essie! Chinchilly...
I'm Not a Mom Boss, But I Still Have Goals & Dreams

I’m Not a Mom Boss, But I Still Have Goals & Dreams

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I'm not a mom boss, but I still have goals. #MomBoss If I am totally honest with myself, I sometimes envy the #MotherHustler mamas I know. I love your cool home office, pretty day planner, and...
Supporting Bereaved Families :: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Supporting Bereaved Families :: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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My brother was 12 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. I was 19-- going to college, working part-time, and living at home. It was the first day of my junior year: the day...
Packing My Hospital Bag the Second Time Around

Packing My Hospital Bag the Second Time Around

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With two weeks left until my due date, it's officially time to pack my hospital bag! I learned from my first labor and delivery what I needed for my stay at the hospital. Here's what I'm packing...
New Mom Reality Check

New Mom Reality Check

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New Mom Reality Each day I look forward to the possibility of a power walk in my neighborhood. That may not seem like a lofty goal for a fitness instructor, but at seven weeks...

I Love Breastfeeding my Toddler :: It’s a Win-Win!

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I'm breastfeeding as I write this. Yes, I am breastfeeding my cranky 13-month-old for two reasons. She settles down and I have a moment to collect my thoughts. It's a win-win! March 20, 2016 is the first day I...
Dear Fellow Mom, Thanks for Seeing Me and Speaking Up

Dear Fellow Mom, Thanks for Seeing Me and Speaking Up

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And so the mom story goes... I was out all morning with the kids. We ended up being out longer than I expected so all the snacks I packed were gone, along with the emergency...
Guide to Thrift Stores in the Albuquerque Area

Guide to Thrift Stores in the Albuquerque Area

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Thrift shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. I love finding unique items at a great price. It's also a budget friendly way to clothes shop for your kids. I have found some pretty...
No, this baby wasn't planned, awkward question

No, This Baby Wasn’t “Planned” :: Answering That Awkward Question

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When my first baby was just eight months old, I found out I was pregnant. Again. As soon as I saw those two little pink lines, I went from being eight months postpartum to...