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 swaying her youngest to sleep.
3 Disgusting Reasons Moms Should Always Have a Zip-Top Plastic Bag Handy

3 Disgusting Reasons Moms Should Always Have a Zip-Top Bag Handy

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Ok, here's the disgusting truth you never knew you always needed. Every mom should always have a gallon size, freezer, plastic zip-top bag at the ready. Not only are these baggies ready to carry...
enchiladas, ABQ Mom

The Great Thing About Enchiladas

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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....

Road Trip :: Are We There Yet?

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It's summer! And for lots of us, that means it's time for a road trip! It's hot and the kids are getting the house dirty for the 132nd time today. And in the summer, we...
A Teacher's Summer Soap Box :: 3 Simple Ways To Help Your Child

A Teacher’s Summer Soap Box :: 3 Simple Ways To Help Your Child

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My very first year teaching first grade, I spoke with some very angry parents. Their child's kindergarten teacher had assured them their child was on level and ready for first grade. I insisted that...
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...
4 Reasons Why You Should Camp Across the U.S. This Summer

4 Reasons Why You Should Camp Across the U.S. This Summer

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Last summer, our family loaded up in the car with a tent, an ice chest, and a storage box filled with clothes for different types of weather so we could camp our way across...
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

Part 1: Infertility-You Never Know How Bad You Want Something Until You Ugly Cry...

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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

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

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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

Part 2: Infertility is the Baby Carriage That Hits Like a Semi Truck

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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...
Go To Sleep, Mom!

Go To Sleep, Mom!

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Do you ever have trouble going to sleep? I do. Constantly. Here are the best narratives I tell myself for not going to sleep at a decent hour. The things for today are all done. So...
Back to School

First Day of School – In APRIL

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So, New Mexico says all public schools will give all students the opportunity to attend school in person on or before April 5. You know what this means? It's the first day of school! Normally the...
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...