With two weeks left until my due date, it's officially time to pack my hospital bag! I learned from my first labor and delivery what I needed for my stay at the hospital. Here's what I'm packing in my go bag the...
There's something very satisfying about taking an old piece of furniture and giving it a little facelift. I've inherited a lot of great quality furniture from my grandparents, but in many cases, the wood color was very dated or the...
In the wake of George Floyd's death and the subsequent protests across our country (and now across the world), many of us are wondering what we can do to support racial justice. While there are many actions we can take,...
My husband recently showed me some research which detailed the benefits of unplugging from your electronic devices once a week. I was dubious at first, but we decided to give it a try. We established that we would do no...
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 that overly dry skin can...
With Mother's Day behind us, it's time to start thinking about all the dads in our lives. Father's day is right around the corner and there is still plenty of time to get just the right gift for dad....
I've been struggling with discontentment lately-- in all the things. I've found reasons to be unhappy with my community, my neighbors, my friends, my family, my husband, and myself. I've even been discontent about the weather which is dumb....
Last summer, my husband and I took our kids camping for the first time. We had been on a few camping trips of our own before kids came into the picture, but camping with a 2-year-old and a five-year-old...
Happy Fourth of July! I don't know about you, but during the summer, I am all about bbq, water play, sangria, and pie. Because what is summer without pie? So today I thought I would share with you a...
The white stick dropped into the trash can, conspicuously face-up, showing just one little pink line. When we first started trying for another baby, I took tests with regularity, but as time went on and I didn't get pregnant, I...
I decided to be wild and adventurous, and take my family to Italy for three weeks. This includes me, my husband, my two-year-old, and four-year-old. Your eyes are probably getting big and you might be breathing heavier now than...
When I was growing up, my mom knew when the fun family activities were popping up around town. I was one of four children, so there wasn't always a big budget for family entertainment. But that didn't mean we...
Some parents choose to send their kiddos to Vacation Bible School over the summer. The Albuquerque Area has a ton of options to choose from with dates all summer long to choose from. Check out some of these vacation...
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 two years ago, and I...

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Guide to 4th of July in the Albuquerque Area

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As we finally get back in to the swing of things we have a bunch of Fourth of July fun for you-- whether you...