Martha

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.
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...
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....
finger nail trim

This Helpful Nail Trimming Routine Has Kept Our Family Sane

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My screaming child was definitely attracting the attention of many individuals. His kicking legs and flailing arm were drawing stares from concerned shoppers in the parking lot of a Walgreens somewhere between here and...
Zozobra, ABQ Mom

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

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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

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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....
dividing lines

Dividing Lines

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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

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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

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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...