Martha

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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 cooking dinner. She's also taken up coaching, and can often be found on the soccer pitch with a team of rambunctious boys.
Fear Can Be a Lifesaver

Fear Can Be a Lifesaver

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My family took a trip to the Grand Canyon when my youngest son was three years old. The Grand Canyon is breathtaking! It's more beautiful and vast than pictures can show. I was taking...
Start Summer Well :: A Teacher/Mom's Tips for the End of the School Year

Start Summer Well :: A Teacher/Mom’s Tips for the End of the School Year

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If you've got Alice Cooper's "School's Out for Summer" scrolling through your head, I am right there with you! I can't wait to run barefoot through the grass and lounge lazily in the backyard...
Part 1: Infertility-You Never Know How Bad You Want Something Until You Ugly Cry in Chili's

Infertility: You Never Know How Bad You Want Something Until You Ugly Cry in...

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We just sat there and cried . . . in the booth at Chili’s . . . both of us . . . just flat out weeping. Our waiter came to check on us....
Part 3: Infertility-What Doesn't Break You Makes You Crazy

Infertility: What Doesn’t Break You Makes You Crazy (Part 3)

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Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this infertility story. There it was. My Aunt, in her kindness, had begun this thing. She started the "Baby Love" Fund. I ugly cried sitting at the ATM with cars waiting behind me....
Part 2: Infertility is the Baby Carriage That Hits Like a Semi Truck

Infertility: The Baby Carriage That Hits Like a Semi Truck (Part 2)

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Read part 1 of this infertility series here. There's that sequence from the movie UP that hits me hard every time. Those two sweet kids . . . they love each other so much. They...
The Story of My Son's Third Eye

The Story of My Son’s Third Eye

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Yes, you read that right. This is the story of my son’s third eye. Let me rewind. A few days ago, my son came down with a fever. I was like, “Oh no! Is this...
Here's How I Taught My Kids to Ride a Bike

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

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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...
the waiting room, stroke

The Waiting Room :: The Day I Could Have Lost My Mom

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I was expecting a call. Someone would call and tell me my sister was in labor. She was expecting her first baby any day. We were supposed to deliver our babies 15 days apart....
My New Mexico :: Where the Family I Love Is Proud to Look Nothing Alike

My New Mexico :: Where the Family I Love Is Proud to Look Nothing...

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This post goes out to all the moms who never post pictures of their child with a picture of themselves at the same age with the caption, "He looks just like me." This one...
Cleaning with Kids :: A Matter of Opinion

Cleaning with Kids :: A Matter of Opinion

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My favorite holiday just passed (May the Fourth), so I started looking around to find my next favorite holiday. Did you even know there was a holiday dedicated to cleaning up your room? According...
A Call to Action for the Safety of Our Children

A Call to Action for the Safety of Our Children

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He was getting away! That little cutie pie was off and running and getting away! I called lamely, “Stop running,” as his mom chased him into the street, trying to catch up to him. Seriously,...
Let the Hobby Go

Moving On: Let the Hobby Go

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I'm not always good at letting go or moving on. However, that thing I used to love just doesn’t feel right anymore. It’s not sitting at the back of my mind waiting to help...
Sex and Doritos

Sex and Doritos

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

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

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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...