Martha is an Albuquerque wife, Mama!, sister, and friend who enjoys coffee and doughnuting around. In her spare time, she teaches and makes up ridiculous songs while swaying her youngest to sleep.
Zozobra, ABQ Mom

Zozobra, the New Mexican Tradition That We All Need in 2020

This year, more than any other, New Mexicans are looking to the history and culture of our beautiful state to help ease our minds and dissolve our worries. One amazing tradition, found ONLY in...
enchiladas, ABQ Mom

The Great Thing About Enchiladas

Really, the great thing about enchiladas is EVERYTHING! When you're not sure what to put on the table for dinner (who am I kidding...for ANY meal really!), enchiladas are a great way to go....
dividing lines

Dividing Lines

It happens all the time. But this particular time I could feel it coming true....cracking, breaking, somewhere deep inside. There used to be enough of me to go around. I used to have two arms,...
game night family, ABQ Moms

The Power of Board Games

Who knew board games could be the answer to our problem?  My husband and I both work full-time jobs that often demand time and attention outside of normal working hours. We OFTEN feel like failures...
a teacher's advice for parents during school closures

A Teacher’s Advice To Parents During School Closures

All New Mexican school kids are (temporarily) homeschool kids.  I'm a teacher and just learned that students will be missing several weeks of school without the option of making up that learning time. I won't...
teach kids to ride a bike, ABQ Moms

Here’s How I Taught My Kids to Ride a Bike

Riding a bicycle can be an extremely beneficial strategy for helping a child learn to cross their midline or develop core body strength. All children can benefit from this, but one of my children...
bag half empty, feelings, teachable moment

A Bag Half Empty :: A Teachable Moment About Feelings

We were driving north on I-25 on this particular day, headed to some appointment or another after a full day of work/school. I had given the kids snacks: a drink and a bag of...
Star Wars Mom, Albuquerque

Calling All STAR WARS Moms :: Who Else Is Excited for December 20th?

Fellow STAR WARS moms, the latest and last STAR WARS film The Rise of Skywalker will be released on December 20th. Who else is headed to the movies that night?  Raise your hand if you're as...
girl doritos

Sex and Doritos

Yep. You read that right. While some may not think Sex and Doritos go together, I am about to let you in on a little secret. They do. Here's what I figured out. It all...
IVF Frozen Embryo Transfer Albuquerque Mom's Blog

No Refunds, Exchanges, or Do-Overs: Pregnancy and Loss

As a teacher, I often hear kids tell each other, "You get what you get, and you don't throw a fit." They say this as they're passing out treats to one another on holidays...
why my kids' ideas matter

Why My Kids’ Ideas Matter

Sometimes kids feel like they are invisible, like what they say or think doesn't matter. I've heard my kids mutter under their breath, "No one is listening anyway" or "Nobody cares." Kids wonder if...
snacking with purpose

Snacking with Purpose for Happy, Healthy Kids

I love snacks. My kids love snacks! Who doesn't love to snack? If I'm completely honest, I'll say that we love to snack on ice cream and Doritos. I would also not say, "No"...
what happens in toddlerhood

What Happens in Toddlerhood Stays in Toddlerhood

Do you find yourself trying to remember that funny thing your kid said just the other day? Are you constantly trying to relate that cute conversation you had with your little one, only to...
Happy New Year

A Mid-Year-New-Year Resolution

When my little ones were young, each week and month was a milestone worthy of pictures and celebration.  Some folks celebrate their half-birthdays. This year, I'll be celebrating a half-life. Not the kind of...