As you know by now, New Mexico has cracked down on COVID-19 prevention. Albuquerque Public Schools are closed for three weeks, public events are cancelled, and the state has banned gatherings of more than 10 people. We are urged...
What I want my daughter to know about body image: she is strong and beautiful, no matter what. Kate Winslet once said in an interview, "As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, 'I love my body.'...
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? We are smack dab in the middle of cold and flu season. So what's a mom to do to keep herself and her kiddos healthy? Try the following four nutrition tips...
Depression doesn't have a face. My name is Margo, and I have high-functioning depression and anxiety. What does high-functioning depression and anxiety mean? It means that everyday, I function. It means I still get out of bed in the morning,...
I haven’t shaved my legs in three weeks. Yep, it’s winter and I’m hibernating. I know it’s not that big of a deal. But when I changed out of my “around the house leggings” to my slightly less comfortable,...
Everyone is talking about their New Year's Resolutions. While my friends are planning to “lose 20 pounds” or “run a marathon,” I am announcing that “I have absolutely no diet or fitness goals!" I bristle at the mere thought of...
Habits are hard to change, especially nutrition habits. Food is so important in our lives! We eat multiple times a day and there are many decisions involving food. We often do many of the wrong things when trying to...
Get healthy in 2020! What are you doing in 2020 to take care of you? We all know that we cannot pour out to our families and others if we haven't poured anything in to ourselves. And one of...
If someone would have told me that mothering is an extreme sport before I had children, I would have brushed it off as an exaggeration. However, that’s the exact thought that came to my mind as I did breath...
Everything seemed to happen at once. Most of our community of friends moved away due to job changes. People I saw on a regular basis suddenly weren't there anymore. Our relationship with our best friends broke down. My husband...
If you're a dog owner, you've seen news stories and countless social media posts regarding the recently discovered link between grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs. You've also probably wondered what you should believe and if this is...
Choosing a pediatrician for your child can be a daunting task.  Which one is the best fit for our family? Do you offer same-day sick appointments? What if my baby gets sick when the office is closed? Are you certified...
The holidays are around the corner and we all know what that means . . . bags of Halloween candy, pumpkin pies, sweet potato casserole, and all of those warm chocolate chip cookies (for Santa, of course). Unfortunately, all...
My friend Lori was posted up at home, fresh out of surgery on a broken ankle, when she discovered a lump in her breast. Nine months later, she succumbed to the breast cancer that had since taken over the...

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ABQ Mom’s Guide to Fall Leaves in and around Albuquerque

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How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful, vibrant landscape. Our seasons are distinct and fall is no different. With all of...