Audra Powers

Audra Powers
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.

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

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...
Guide to Thrift Stores in the Albuquerque Area

Guide to Thrift Stores in the Albuquerque Area

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

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

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

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

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...
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Fixing My Baby’s Lip Tie Fixed My Breastfeeding Frustration

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

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

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?

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...
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3 Cheers for My 2 Ta-Tas! Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

We’re continuing our celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2019 The theme for this year is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.” Thanks to Lovelace Health System for sponsoring this World Breastfeeding Week Editorial Series.  I am a breastfeeding mom. But breastfeeding did...
Dear Husband, Please Read Before Baby #3 is Born from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Dear Husband, Please Read Before Baby #3 is Born

I'm 34 weeks pregnant with our third baby. It feels like only yesterday when I gave birth to my first baby. And it probably feels that way because it wasn't even three years ago when...
Game Day Party Ideas :: A Pinterest Round-Up from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Game Day Party Ideas :: A Pinterest Round Up

Are you hosting a party for the Big Football Game this year? We searched Pinterest and compiled a list of the very best game day party ideas from cute DIY decorations to games the...
I Just Can't "Kondo" Right Now :: Accepting My Messy House from Albuquerque Moms Blog

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

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...