Bento lunches are commonplace among Asian households. These adorable boxed lunches can be seen as an extension of love in the form of edible art. It has been said that a mother's love can be measured by how elaborate...
Growing up in the United States, I came to associate death with scary things like illness and separation. Also, my parents never really observed Día de Los Muertos. (My parents are from northern Mexico, where this holiday wasn't historically...
There are so many ways to celebrate or participate in Halloween activities. From crafts to baking, there are loads of great ideas to choose from. Here are five fun activities that you and your family can do before Halloween. 1. Pumpkin...
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You’ve Been Booed!

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Use the month of October to "boo" your friends, family, and neighbors! Imagine what a blast it would be for you and your kiddos to put together a bag or basket of spooky goodies, sneak up to your friend's houses,...
Thanksgiving, Albuquerque

Thanksgiving Round-Up

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Thanksgiving conjures up all the homey smells and feels of fall and family. Whether you celebrate big or small, we hope we can provide you with lots of ideas and to help make your Thanksgiving a memorable one. We’d like...
Hispanic Heritage Month is always so exciting to me! I grew up in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood. It was uncommon to not speak some sort of South Valley slang, and even substitute some of our English words with Spanish words....
As we finally get back in to the swing of things we have a bunch of Fourth of July fun for you-- whether you plan on spending it inside or around town. Check out all the things happening around...
Anybody else love a quick and easy recipe? The Fourth of July is only a few days away!  If you're like me, holidays usually creep up on you. Next thing you know twenty people are coming over, and you're missing...
The House voted overwhelmingly this past week to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. And soon after the preside signed the bill into law. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery. It's also known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, and Juneteenth Independence...
This Father's Day, as I reflect on what it means to be a dad and think about the kind of father I want to be, here are a few of my thoughts on "being a dad." Did I always want...
I came to the US 12 years ago after living in Mexico my whole life. Also, 12 years ago was the first time I celebrated Cinco de Mayo. I was so confused when I discovered how celebrated this holiday is...
Last year, I was chatting with a friend after Mother's Day. Our conversation went a bit like this: How was your Mother's Day? It was fine . . . Yeah, it was okay. We were working on a home improvement project...
Motherhood is not an easy undertaking. Long days can turn into long nights. The to-do list never seems to get done. Many times there are no thank-you's for the things we do. Mommy wars, internet trolls, and even our...
When I was pregnant with our son, David, I had a lot of people stop and wish me congratulations on that first Mothers day. Only, what most people didn't realize was that it wasn't my first Mothers day -...

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Magic on the Mesa :: An Annual ABQ Mom Holiday Event

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ABQ Mom in partnership with Westway Homes is excited to announce our upcoming event to celebrate the holidays with Magic on the Mesa, an annual...

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