Colleen Perry

Colleen Perry
Colleen is a stay-at-home mom and dog trainer who moved to Albuquerque in 2010 from Massachusetts, where she was born and raised. She and her husband have a daughter (2016), a son (2018), 4 dogs, and a crested gecko. Colleen enjoys reading, cooking, and being outdoors with her family.
Losing a Family Pet, ABQ Moms

“I Miss Tanky” :: Helping My Child Through the Loss of a Family Pet

My three-year-old daughter is sitting quietly and looks sad. "Honey, what's wrong?" I ask. "Mommy, I miss Tanky," she replies. "I know baby, and that's ok. I miss him too. Everyday," I say. Tank was...
Reasons my Toddler is crying: helping our kids handle big emotions from ABQ moms blog

Reasons My Toddler Cried Today: Helping Our Littles Handle Big Emotions

Toddlers are some of the most passionate beings you will ever meet. They have HUGE toddler emotions and opinions. They’re not afraid to share them with you either. I love that my daughter has her...
asian chicken lettuce wraps, easy, Albuquerque Moms Blog

The EASIEST, Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I am always searching for quick, simple, and healthy meals for my family. Chicken lettuce wraps were always something I wanted to make, but I could never find a reasonable recipe. This one is...
grain free dog food and cardiac disease from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease in Your Fur Baby

If you're a dog owner, you've seen news stories and countless social media posts regarding the recently discovered link between grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs. You've also probably wondered what you should...

Chase Crew :: Behind the Scenes at Balloon Fiesta

It's 2:30 am and my alarm goes off. I jump out of bed. Yes, that's right, I said jump. Why? Because IT'S BALLOON FIESTA!!!! The most wonderful time of the year! As Crew Chief...
The (Hunting) Season's Upon Us for Albuquerque Moms Blog

The (Hunting) Season Is Upon Us!

As I write this, it is the beginning of August, which in our house means one thing: it's almost hunting season. Yes, the tags may not be good until September first, but the preparation...
world breastfeeding week, Lovelace, Albuquerque Moms Blog

Breastfeeding Challenge

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.  When I began...
cried in the shower, overwhelmed, exhausted, isolated, Albuquerque Moms Blog

Today I Cried in the Shower

Today I cried in the shower. I'm talking ugly, sobbing, let it all out crying. It was like a huge wave hit me, and I just stood there and felt it wash over me...
road trip with kids

Surviving a Cross-Country Road Trip with Two Under Three

Since before our children were born, my husband and I have taken an annual trip to Florida to see my parents and attend a sportscar race. This trip has evolved to become our annual...
Dog and child safety, Albuquerque Moms Blog

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Let’s Talk Safety Around Dogs!

Look at this picture. You've seen hundreds like it on social media. Adorable, right? Cute baby playing with her dog, the dog lying down nicely as she approaches . . . Actually, this photo is...
cloth diapering, aBQ Moms

The Top 10 Reasons I LOVE Cloth Diapering

Cloth diapering was something I always wanted to do. My siblings and I wore cloth when we were babies, and one of my best friends was using cloth on her kids when I was...

Healthy Habits for Super Smiles :: Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Oral health is an important topic for all parents. We want our kids to have healthy teeth and to learn good hygiene habits at a young age, so...
Real Life Resolutions of an Overwhelmed Mom from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Real Life Resolutions of an Overwhelmed Mom

  Being a stay-at-home-mom of a toddler and infant is HARD. Much harder than I thought it would be. Lately, I'm having a really hard time balancing the needs of my two-and-a-half year old daughter...
How the Right Toilet Paper Can Save Your Marriage from Albuquerque Moms Blog

How the Right Toilet Paper Can Save Your Marriage

My husband has this thing about toilet paper. He has to have what I refer to as the "super-duper pillows on your butt 300 ply Charmin Ultra stuff." Me, I'm not so picky. When...