Tacheny relocated to Albuquerque about five years ago for her husband JT’s work. And though she enjoys the southwest she still wears her Nebraska Husker gear around proudly. While attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Tacheny earned a degree in music education. Now, she is a stay-at-home mom for her two boys Aodhan (November 2011) and Hugh (January 2014) as well as an aspiring children’s author. Check out more about Tacheny and her writing at tachenyperry.wordpress.com!
Why I Cried When I Found Out I was Having my Third Boy

Why I Cried When I Found Out I Was Having my Third Boy

When we found out we were having our third boy, I cried. Not right away. I managed (barely) to hold it together for the rest of the ultrasound and the doctor’s appointment that followed...
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Spelling Brought Tears :: My Dyslexia Journey

I hated Mondays in grade school. Mondays were spelling pretest days. If you got them all right, you didn’t have to take the real test on Friday. But I never got them all right....
Postpartum Depression: Struggling to Find Normal

Postpartum Depression: Struggling to Find Normal

I hate being pregnant. I get hospitalization/four types of medication/nausea-level sick. I’m exhausted, hormonal, and sore. Pregnancy just isn’t my cup of tea. But this time, when it was over, I was crushed. The...
When Time Outs Don't Work from Albuquerque Moms Blog

When Time Outs Don’t Work

Time outs stopped working for us. Phases. Nothing pleasant comes to mind when I think of that word. Of course, I’m sure there are some lovely ones. I can almost remember them…I think. But mostly,...
Nursing :: I Breastfed in Public...and Nothing Happened

Nursing :: I Breastfed in Public…and Nothing Happened

Nursing in public terrified me as a new momma. I read all the horror stories. Saw all the pictures of "warrior moms" fighting the system, defying critics, and feeding their babies anyway. Certain a...
Changed: Each of My Babies had a Different Mom

Changed: Each of My Babies had a Different Mom

Four months ago I became a mother for the third time. And as I began to experience firsts all over again, I realized something: I'm not the same mom I was. Of course, every child is different,...
Mom Fail Stories from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Mom Fail :: Silly Stories of Motherhood Mistakes

Mom fail. We’ve all had one (or several). Sometimes, the part of our brain that can perform basic reasoning just turns off in protest (yay lack of sleep). In fact, just a couple days...
A Nostalgic Mom's Top 5 New Mexican Favorites from Albuquerque Moms Blog

A Nostalgic Mom’s Top 5 New Mexican Favorites

Albuquerque, my family and I are moving. I’m very excited to be closer to family, within the same neighborhood, in fact. But as so many before me have experienced, you only know what you...
Grandparents: Helping Children Feel Cherished from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Grandparents :: Helping Children Feel Cherished

When I was growing up, I lived in the same neighborhood as my grandparents. I loved walking to their house. No matter what I did, whether it was baking bread, "sewing" rags, or dusting,...
Traveling with Kids: the Inevitable Let Down from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Traveling with Kids :: The Inevitable Let Down

I am unusually close to my family. I don't get tired of my siblings. Every day I call at least one of my parents. And I've told my mom she'd be more than welcome...
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Control :: Facing the Uncertainty of Motherhood with a Hug

If you ask me if I caught the news, my answer is no. Pre-kids, I prided myself on being well-informed. Now? My anxiety ridden mom-brain can't take it. It's terrifying. Not because it's more...
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Everyday Miracles {Birth Stories} :: The Pain, the Fear, the Miracle

At a 35-week ultra sound they found a tumor on my baby's spine. I went to a maternal and fetal medicine specialist where it was measured, discussed, and diagnosed: a teratoma. It was benign,...
A Teacher, A Horrid Day, And A Grateful Mom from Albuquerque Moms Blog

A Teacher, A Horrid Day, and A Grateful Mom

I like to paraphrase Longfellow when describing my son: When he is good, he’s very, very good. But when he is bad, he’s horrid. So, as I sent him off to preschool this year,...
Finding Yourself Again After Motherhood from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Finding Yourself Again After Motherhood

Becoming a mom is amazing, but it comes with unforeseen challenges. Of course there’s the obvious: lack of sleep, screaming children, hazardous toys strewn across the floor. Someone always needs something from you. And...