Nicole Marquez

Nicole moved to Albuquerque when she was nine and considers New Mexico her home. Nicole has been married to her husband, Luis, for almost six years. In January of 2018, they welcomed a sweet little boy, Lorenzo (Enzo), into the world. They also have two fur babies – a sassy cat named Ziggy Stardust and a rambunctious French bulldog named Otis. Nicole is a full-time working momma as the Community Relations Specialist for a financial services company. When she’s not working or chasing after her toddler, Nicole loves to travel, workout, binge watch shows on Netflix, and listen to true-crime podcasts. You can find Nicole on Facebook and Instagram.
how to ditch the nail salon

How to Ditch the Nail Salon

I've been a constant presence at my local nail salon for the past six years. I go in every few weeks for a gel manicure. I have a favorite technician who I will text...
daylight savings time, children, sleep, baby, ABQ moms

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Daylight Saving Time :: 4 Tips To Help Kids Adjust

Oh, daylight saving time. Prior to having kids it was just another day. You lost a little bit of sleep, but the extra daylight is invigorating. In the fall, you relished the extra hour....
Arroz con Leche

Recipe: Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding)

As winter approaches, I find myself gravitating towards warm, comforting foods. Soups and stews are winter staples, but I'm here to introduce you to a sweet alternative--Arroz con Leche. Arroz con Leche is a comforting...
5 reasons mom should vote

Five Reasons Why Every Mom Should Vote {Plus Voter Information}

2020 has been a year for the history books. As much as we would like to put this year in the past, there is still a major, historical milestone upon us--Election Day. Every four...
Chile Relleno

Fall Recipe: Chile Rellenos

Fall in New Mexico is my favorite time of year. The heat finally begins to give way to cooler temperatures and the smell of roasting green chiles fills the air. I don't think there's...
summer mocktail recipes

Three Summer Mocktail Recipes

Nothing says summer like a refreshing cocktail, but for those of us who no longer drink or are trying to limit our alcohol intake, mocktails are a great substitution. My husband stopped drinking about...
how to plan a Galentine's Day brunch, ABQ Moms

Galentine’s Day Brunch: Celebrate the Ladies in Your Life

Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst....
Ways to Give Back as a Family this Holiday Season

Ways to Give Back as a Family This Holiday Season

I've had the pleasure of working in community relations for almost five years. My career gives me the opportunity to connect employees with local organizations and provide them with the opportunity to give back...
Postpartum Fashion

Postpartum Fashion: Styles to Help You Feel Great in Your New Bod

Oh, the postpartum life. There are so many things going on with your body that it's hard to feel confident. If I could describe the way I felt about my body the first few months...
Date Night Doesn't Have to be at Night

Date Night Doesn’t Have To Be at Night

As a working mom, I love date night. It means I get a baby-free evening to hang out with my husband. I spend some extra time on my hair and makeup and feel a...
baby-led weaning

Baby-Led Weaning :: 5 Must Have Items

Introducing solids to your baby is an exciting milestone. I mean, who doesn't love food? When it was time to introduce our son to solid foods, we opted for baby-led weaning over spoon feeding....
working mom

How to Juggle Work and Life as a New Mom

While I was pregnant, the number of people that would ask me if I planned to return to work after my son was born took me by surprise. To be honest, I had never...

Albuquerque Moms Blog: Introducing Nicole Marquez

Hello, everyone! My name is Nicole Marquez and I am so excited to be joining the Albuquerque Moms Blog as one of their new contributors. I love true crime podcasts, traveling, working out, drinking...