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.
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...
How the Enneagram Helped my Marriage

How the Enneagram Helped My Marriage

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We have a short editorial series on the Enneagram. Check out the other posts in the series here and here. We'd love to know what number you are and how the Enneagram has benefitted...
Best Breakfast Burritos in Albuquerque :: National Burrito Day Round Up

Best Breakfast Burritos in Albuquerque :: National Burrito Day Round Up

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April 1, 2021 is National Burrito Day! Before I moved to New Mexico in 2013, I'm not sure if I ever had a burrito for breakfast. How did I make it 22 years without eating...
keeping baby happy, ABQ Moms

Baby Hacks :: 5 Activities for Keeping Baby Busy and Momma Happy

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I am always looking for ways to entertain my baby a.k.a. baby hacks. Baby hacks need to be quick, simple, and easily repeated. Here are some of my favorite baby hacks that keep my one-year-old entertained every...
lip tie, ABQ Mom

Fixing My Baby’s Lip Tie Fixed My Breastfeeding Frustration

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Breastfeeding is hard. There are so many things that can make it harder. I wanted to give up. It was extremely painful- more painful than I'd expected. Everyone kept telling me to keep going...
Are You Tired, Mom? Here's What to Do Instead of Self-Care from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Are You Tired, Mom? Here’s What to Do Instead of Self-Care

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I haven’t shaved my legs in three weeks. Yep, it’s winter and I’m hibernating. I know it’s not that big of a deal. But when I changed out of my “around the house leggings”...
Disney+ Low Key Ruined My Childhood from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Disney+ Low-Key Ruined My Childhood

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It felt like Christmas morning when Disney+ was finally released.  Frozen, Moana, Finding Nemo/Dory, and all the Toy Story you could ever want, right there on your TV! I mean, this streaming service has really...
I Mop the Floors Because I Love You from Albuquerque Moms Blog

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...