Cari Davis

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An eighth generation New Mexican, Cari Davis is a mom to an adult stepdaughter, two Little Roommates, and a big, slobbery Great Dane. Her husband is a talented woodworker who lovingly and patiently crosses things off her honey-do list. As a parent of adopted children, she is passionate about educating about adoption. She is a high school English teacher and book nerd. When she’s not grading papers, she enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her family in the warm New Mexico sun.
Parenting a Princess When You Aren't One

Parenting a Princess When You Aren’t One

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I didn't wear a dress voluntarily until I got my first post-college real job. My uniform of choice is work-out gear, running shoes, and a hat. I can't stand the terms "princess" or "diva."...
Dear high school student from a teacher, ABQ Mom

A Letter to High School Students from a Teacher

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High school students in our state are back in class virtually. They are adapting phenomenally. If you know a high schooler, give them a (virtual) high five. Dear High School Students, In case no one has...
Am I too old for leather pants, ABQ Mom

Am I Too Old for Leather Pants?

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Spoiler alert: No, you aren't. Recently I bought a pair of leather pants. I know what you're thinking, "Haven't you seen that episode of Friends where Ross gets stuck in the leather pants?" Don't worry,...
Here's to You, the Extra Fun, Extra Creative, "Extra" Dad!

Here’s to You, the Extra Fun, Extra Creative, “Extra” Dad!

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Do you remember those Real Men of Genius beer commercials? "Here's to you, Mr. Taco Salad Inventor." Or "Here's to you, Mr. Really Bad Toupee Wearer"? It was a brilliant and hilarious campaign. At...
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The Hundred-Year-Old Carrot Cake Recipe

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Nothing says spring better than carrot cake. It's perfect for Easter or Mother's Day, full moon, a Tuesday, your kids are going back to school, whatever. You don't need a reason to enjoy this! My...
Outdoor Winter Essentials for Women

Outdoor Winter Essentials for Women

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Not everyone handles winter well (raises hand). But sometimes the best strategy is just to embrace it. This year especially, when we've all spent so much time at home, it feels even more vital...
Netflix Documentaries You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

Netflix Documentaries You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

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Like many of us, you've probably spent more time watching TV in the last few months than you typically do. When you're tired of Disney and tiger "sanctuaries," here are a few lesser-known documentaries...
Saying Goodbye to Honey the Pooh :: Growing Up & Leaving Cute Mispronunciations Behind

Saying Goodbye to Honey the Pooh :: Growing Up & Leaving Cute Mispronunciations Behind

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When my 8-year-old was a toddler, he called Winnie the Pooh, Honey the pooh. For years, he wanted to read the "Honey the Pooh" book. I'll never forget the first time I heard him...
zucchini bread, ABQ Mom

Delicious Disappearing Zucchini Bread Recipe

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In this recipe, zucchini bread, a popular summer treat, is upgraded with a layer of cream cheese frosting. Whether you've grown some zucchinis the size of a baseball bat or buy some that are reasonably...
Be a 1950s mom, ABQ Mom

3 Values We Can Learn From the 1950s Mom

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The Internet has given us so many important things, like dogs in pantyhose and pictures of Shemar Moore. But sometimes it can give us a little life envy. Pinterest, in particular, can often make...
breast exam, Albuquerque Moms Blog

Just Do the Dang Breast Self-Exam!

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My friend Lori was posted up at home, fresh out of surgery on a broken ankle, when she discovered a lump in her breast. Nine months later, she succumbed to the breast cancer that...
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An Ode to Volunteer Coaches

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How can we possibly thank you for putting up with our kids' antics and um, putting up with us? Here's a an Ode to Volunteer Coaches, a tribute, if you will. But we're sure...
e-cigs, vaping, albuquerque moms blog

Parents, You Need To Know About Public Enemy Number One :: E-Cigs

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E-cigs, vape pens, Juuls, call them whatever you want. They all basically do the same thing. Vaping is when these devices are used to, discreetly, and without a smell, inhale some substance. People often...
paddle boarding

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding . . . Try Something New!

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New Mexico is such a great place for outdoor activities, but I recently tried one I hadn't before, stand-up paddle boarding. Here are a few things I learned as a total beginner. It's...Inflatable? I know, I...