Tiffany Yoder

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Tiffany is a transplant to ABQ via California 8 years ago and is a full-time stay-at-home mom to a vivacious and super smart three-year-old. She and her husband both grew up overseas and they both love travel, culture, and languages. They love living in the countryside on the outskirts of town and relaxing under large cottonwoods, swinging in hammocks, and evening walks with the family to all the neighborhood ranches. She is taking a break from her teaching career while she raises their baby girl and finishes her masters in education. Her favorite things about Albuquerque are the quaint coffee shops and Sandia Mountain hikes.
Life Dreams Don't Include Losing Your Best Friend to Breast Cancer

Life Dreams Don’t Include Losing Your Best Friend to Breast Cancer

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Life Dreams Don't Include Breast Cancer When she called to tell me she had stage 4 breast cancer, I fell silent. Stage 4? What does this mean? All I could do was ask, "When do...
Motherhood Isn't One Size Fits All :: Moms of Older Kids Need Support Too

Motherhood Isn’t One Size Fits All :: Moms of Older Kids Need Support Too

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Motherhood Isn't One Size Fits All Do you ever look at your life and wonder how you ever got to the place you're at? Did you ever dream that motherhood had so many different roles?...
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Making Adult Friends is Hard (Part 1)

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Here's The Truth While I'd like to stand here and say I'm thriving daily and basking in the glory of the "present" with my toddler, the hard truth is some days I miss the old...
Thrift Your Way to an Adorable Home :: DIY for the Win!

Thrift Your Way to an Adorable Home :: DIY for the Win!

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If you're looking to spruce up your place with some creative touches, search no further than Albuquerque's local thrift stores. There are so many treasures in this city. You just have to know where and how...

The Dangers of Retracted Breathing :: Must Know Signs

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The scariest moment of my life happened this summer. My child stopped breathing. The look of sheer panic on her face will forever be etched in my memory. Retracted breathing is very serious, and...
How to Make Honey Lavender Soap

How to Make Honey Lavender Soap

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Summer time around our home in the South Valley means regular visits to the local farmer's markets, growing flowers, and making homemade spa recipes . . . including the honey lavender soap recipe below. Here's...
DIY Youthful Glow Foaming Face Wash & Serum to Restore Moisture

DIY Youthful Glow Foaming Face Wash & Serum to Restore Moisture

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Help! My Skin is So Dry! Dry skin in the summer is definitely an issue living in the desert. The older I get the drier it gets too. And what I have recently learned is...
Foster Care :: A Child’s Need for Attachment Outweighs My Fear of Loss

Foster Care :: A Child’s Need for Attachment Outweighs My Fear of Loss

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I was standing over her crib in the NICU, just watching her sleep. She was seven weeks of pure preciousness! A hospital volunteer walked up behind me and asked. “Are you mom?” I proudly said,...
5 Self-Care Ideas To Cope with Toddler Battle Fatigue

5 Self-Care Ideas To Cope with Toddler Battle Fatigue

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I get it now. Now that I'm a mom, I get it. I used to wonder why moms did or didn't do things the way they did, or didn't.  Like the mom who showed up at the...

Fractured Relationships During Pandemic: 5 Ways Kindness Heals

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Because Kindness and Grace Heal I think we are all looking for kindness and a touch of grace in our lives right now. But what do grace and kindness even look like in this season?  In...
it's hard to make adult friends

Making Adult Friends Is Hard : 7 Ways To Give It A Try! (Part...

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If you missed the first post on this topic, "Making Adult Friends Is Hard," you can find it here. Making Adult Friends Is Not Easy Making adult friends is hard. In the time of COVID, even...
I Tested Positive for COVID-19 in New Mexico, ABQ Mom

I Tested Positive for COVID-19 in New Mexico

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This is my story. I cannot offer advice or recommend a better way. I can just tell you how my family and I faced this head-on when I tested positive for Covid-19. We went on...
Intentional Living While Stuck at Home

Intentional Living While Stuck at Home: 5 Tips & Free Print Out

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  Life Interrupted.  Our structure and our routines have been severely interrupted. We either have a ton of time on our hands, or we are frantically figuring out how to manage the mounting responsibilities that come...
we need to change the conversation about adoption, ABQ Moms

We Need to Change the Conversation With Our Children About Adoption

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Adoption is unconditional love. "Adoption is awful!" Her eyes were wide with feigned terror. "My mom always tells me she's gonna give me up if I don't start acting right." Her little friend sitting next...