Lynne Robbins

Lynne lived in the Midwest and on the East Coast before moving to Albuquerque with her husband. Her three desert-raised children (12, 10, and 5) have no idea how blessed they are to look out the window and see mountains every day. Before having kids, she practiced law and then worked at a historical association. When she's not herding her kids, she loves to read and write children's books.
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Valentine’s Day :: In Sickness and In Health

Valentine's Day approaches, fellow Albuquerque moms. The aisles at the grocery glow pink and red, bursting with chocolates and stuffed animals. Commercials show couples having romantic meals and walks, giving and receiving jewelry. Even...
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Cooking with Kids :: Messy, Stressful, and Worth It!

I don't like cooking. I wish I did. Instead, I find cooking stressful, especially with interruptions to separate squabbling kids. Cooking with my kids “helping” is even harder. It takes longer. It's messier. Explaining everything takes...
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Reading with Younger Kids :: Different with Each Child

I grew up a bookworm. I loved diving into stories, spending hours with the worlds and wonderful characters I met in books like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Anne of Green...
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Budget-savers at the Library :: Save Money for Your Family

Want to save some money for your family? Take advantage of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County's Public Library! Electronic Collection at the Library My favorite resource is the electronic collection.  You can check out your book, audiobook, or...
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Traditions by Accident

My husband and I are not big on common traditions.  We rarely decorate the house for holidays or birthdays, and if you ask us what we're doing for the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving,...
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Curly Hair for the Busy Mom :: More Curls in Less Time

I have curly hair. My hair was stick-straight until I was in middle school. I have the pictures to prove it. Then my hair became curly, and I had no idea what to do. I have...
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Need a Relaxing Brain Massage?

Moms need to relax more than just our bodies.  After we have reminded kids about chores, heard complaints, measured medicine, and mediated between feuding siblings, sometimes we have no mental or emotional energy left. The narrator...
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Summer Reading Program :: Free Summer Fun at the Library

It's summer, and one of our favorite vacation things to do is take part in the summer reading program at our library. My kids look forward to it all year. They get prizes! Just...
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Albuquerque Moms Blog :: Introducing Lynne Robbins

Hello, everyone!  My name is Lynne Robbins, and I've lived in Albuquerque for twelve years. Albuquerque I grew up in Ohio, and although I liked it, I wanted to try out other parts of the country,...
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Not the Only One

My neighbor didn't mean to make me feel guilty or alone. A fellow mom, she asked me, “Aren't you loving it?” I can't remember what I answered. But I do remember the guilt. “Loving it” to...