Laura Belmonte

Laura is a new mamá to her sweet little boy, Alejandro, and happy wife of nine years to her husband, Alfonso. She was born and raised in Albuquerque in a Mexican-American home, and is very proud of her heritage. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, which includes finding new places to eat around town, as well as enjoying the history and culture of New Mexico in its various museums, landmarks, and cultural centers. Laura is a professor at UNM and loves to teach, write, and read. She especially enjoys reading novels by her favorite author, Ana Castillo. Nothing makes Laura happier than enjoying a hot cup of piñon coffee and a good book!
Hacks and Helps for the Breast-Pumping Mama

Hacks and Helps for the Breastpumping Mama

When I was pregnant, I was sure I was going to breastfeed. But when my son arrived, he didn't latch. I was determined to give him breast milk. So I started pumping early on....
Día de los Muertos :: Joyfully Remembering Loved Ones

Día de los Muertos :: Joyfully Remembering Loved Ones

Growing up in the United States, I came to associate death with scary things like illness and separation. Also, my parents never really observed Día de Los Muertos. (My parents are from northern Mexico,...
working mom guilt, Albuquerque

Working Through My Working-Mom Guilt

I have two full-time jobs: my job outside of home and being a Mommy. I am a working mom. And I have been dealing with working-mom guilt for the past few weeks. I went back...
pets, dogs, love

Our Pets :: A Love We Don’t Deserve

Our pets' love for us is many times taken for granted, but in this month of love and friendship, we ought to show them some extra love! My sister and brother-in-law recently took our pets,...
holiday loneliness | Albuquerque Moms Blog

3 Ways to Beat Holiday Loneliness When You’re Away from Home

I write this now that I am living back in my hometown, and with a 6 month old baby in tow. While this means I am always surrounded by family, there was a time...
Hispanic Heritage Month | Albuquerque Moms Blog

Hispanic Heritage Month :: Celebrate & Learn with Your Family

September 15, 2017-October 15, 2017 is Hispanic Heritage Month.  I remember growing up with the Spanish channel Univision on our TV all the time. In our home, evening activities included eating dinner and doing homework....
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The Season of Now

As the weather gets crisper and the days get shorter, I can't help reflecting on the change of seasons. When a few weeks ago it was blistering hot, it's now shifting to cool mornings....
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Bilingual Reading Aloud to Infants

I remember deciding on a theme for my baby shower. It was "Oh the Places You'll Go!" Dr. Suess themed because I have always loved Dr. Seuss books. And I love reading. It was...
Laura Belmonte Albuquerque Moms Blog

Albuquerque Moms Blog :: Introducing Laura Belmonte

Hello! My name is Laura Belmonte. And I was born and raised in Albuquerque. My husband Alfonso and I moved away to Phoenix in 2011. But we were blessed to come back home in...