September 15, 2017-October 15, 2017 is Hispanic Heritage Month.  I remember growing up with the Spanish channel Univision on our TV all the time. In our home, evening activities included eating dinner and doing homework. Then we would sit together...
My husband and I are not big on common traditions.  We rarely decorate the house for holidays or birthdays, and if you ask us what we're doing for the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving, we'll probably look at each...
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Today is Star Wars Day, my favorite holiday!   It’s the day when my family’s clothing choices actually fit the occasion. No one else at my work site can wear Star Wars garb for 2 weeks straight without wearing anything...
Recently, an acquaintance of mine mentioned how much fun her family had cutting down their own Christmas tree near Jemez.  With eyes raised, I thought to myself, “That must be illegal!” But much to my surprise, I learned that...
What are your favorite Christmas traditions from childhood?  One of mine is stockings.  Growing up we didn't celebrate Santa, but we still stuffed stockings.  Our entire family would pick out small gifts to put in each other's stockings.  On Christmas...
Lively Hope: An Advent Story   Jennifer Asp is the author of Lively Hope.  She is a wife, mom, and writer who also happens to be my fabulous sister-in-law.  When I heard she was writing a book about Advent I knew that...
In 2015, Saturday Night Live aired a skit that would have been hilarious if it didn't contain quite so much truth. The skit, "A Thanksgiving Miracle," shows how one family was able to avoid uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner conversations with...
I want for my kids to feel like being a part of our family is something special. For me, the holiday season brings with it feelings of comfort, excitement and familiarity. I think much of my emotion surrounding the holidays...
Creating community around Halloween doesn't have to be hard. I love fall. The changing of the leaves, the cooler days, the longer nights. And let's be real here, fall clothing is the best. Boots anyone? But those aren't the only...
Valentine's Day was delightful when I was part of a romantic "we." How I relished  the candy, jewelry, cards, and plush toys. I delighted in dinner dates among other fancied up couples packed into candlelit restaurants, and the delivery...
Lent is upon us. That time of year when Christians from around the globe do penance in preparation for Easter and observe a common ritual of not eating fish on Fridays.  So where in Albuquerque can someone find a...
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. I grew up Catholic, so when you ask me about this season I begin thinking about fish on Fridays and no chocolate for forty days, though I don't believe I've ever...

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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...