Brianna Richards

Brianna is an Albuquerque native who loves Jesus, coffee, books, and pretty much any animal she meets. She is married to her best friend and college sweetheart (She’s a Lobo and he’s an Aggie; they met at a rival football game!). After struggling with infertility, she and her husband welcomed their sweet son in December of 2017 and precious daughter in September of 2019. She has a double bachelor of arts in political science and journalism, and previously worked as a copy editor. These days, she’s a stay-at-home mom who’s figuring out how to manage a household with a hard-working hubby, adventurous toddler, snuggly baby, three dogs, and two cats (hint: it involves a lot of cleaning). She enjoys helping new moms find their purpose in the everyday moments of motherhood by sharing organization tools, marriage tips, and mommy encouragement on her blog, Living Kairos.
Low-Carb and Keto in Albuquerque

The Best Places to Eat Low-Carb and Keto in Albuquerque

The low-carb and keto diets have taken the country by storm the last few years, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. One of the hardest parts about living these lifestyles is figuring out...
Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Y'all, I absolutely love fall! The cooler (but not cold!) weather, the changing leaves, and—of course—the food. Here in Albuquerque, we all know that it's not fall until you smell that green chile roasting. We...
Please Don't Touch My Baby :: What I Wish I Would Have Said

Please Don’t Touch My Baby :: What I Wish I Would Have Said

A while back, my son (about five months old at the time) and I met a lovely woman on an elevator. He smiled brightly at her, and she struck up a conversation about babies...
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What to Do When the One You Compare Yourself to Is You

We all play the comparison game with other moms. (Don’t lie. You do it, too!) Whether we’re side-eyeing another mom’s neat house, well-behaved kids, or particular parenting style, we are all guilty of comparing...
Children develop at different rates. The comparison game affects our kids. Albuquerque Moms Blog

Heads Up, Mama! The Comparison Game Affects Our Kids Too

We talk a lot about the comparison in motherhood. We’re constantly told not to compare ourselves to other moms. But what about comparing our kids to other kids? No two children develop at the...
Easy and Cheap Backyard Makeover: 7 Tricks to Help Your Yard Not Suck

Easy and Cheap Backyard Makeover: 7 Tricks to Help Your Yard Not Suck

Are you overwhelmed with your yard? Is it really, well, ugly and embarrassing? If your yard is a hot mess, you may believe you have to spend a ton of time and money to...
Open Letter to My Non-Mom Friends - Albuquerque Moms Blog

An Open Letter to My Non-Mom Friends: I’m Sorry

We all know motherhood changes us in a big way, and sometimes it can feel lonely. Unfortunately, that means we aren’t always the greatest about maintaining our relationships with our non-mom friends. So to all...
Pregnancy Test | April Fools' Pregnancy Announcement :: Albuquerque Moms Blog

April Fools’ Pregnancy Announcement :: Think Before Hitting “Publish”

April Fools' Day is right around the corner, and you may have started planning the perfect prank. Perhaps you decided to fool your family and friends with a fake pregnancy announcement on social media....
A stressed woman lying on a bed. How to stay sane during COVID-19 :: Albuquerque Moms Blog

How to Stay Sane during COVID-19 :: Taking Care of Your Mental Health

As you know by now, New Mexico has cracked down on COVID-19 prevention. Albuquerque Public Schools are closed for three weeks, public events are cancelled, and the state has banned gatherings of more than...
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5 Tips to Drink More Water + Free Printable Water Intake Tracker

We all know we should probably drink more water, especially in our dry New Mexico climate. Not only does staying hydrated keep our bodies healthy, but it keeps our skin clear and hair shiny...
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Quick Weeknight Meals :: Easy Dinners for Busy Families

Dinner. The one meal of the day that somehow always ends up being way more complicated, time-consuming, and stressful than necessary. What is it about this meal that stresses moms out? Personally, I think...
Make Time for Your Pets :: Albuquerque Moms Blog

In the Madness of Motherhood, Remember to Make Time for Your Pets

Pets: they were our kids before we had kids, our faithful companions, our cuddle buddies. After children, it’s easy to put them on the back burner. But it’s important to make time for your...
How to Ease Morning Sickness Albuquerque Moms Blog

How to Ease Morning Sickness :: Tricks to Beat the Urge to Throw Up...

It’s no secret that pregnancy is tough. There are so many symptoms and issues in each trimester, but the one that leaves the biggest impression with many moms is the dreaded morning sickness. I...
How My College Degree Prepared Me for Motherhood :: Albuquerque Moms Blog

How My College Degree Prepared Me for Motherhood

I'm a college graduate who left my career to be a stay-at-home mom. Initially, as much as I knew staying home was the right decision for our family, I struggled with the feeling like...