When it came to preparing for motherhood, I researched all the best baby gear, listened to podcasts about preparing for labor, and even read a parenting book or two. But even with this deep dive, I missed the fact...
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It's the perfect opportunity to share accurate information about human trafficking and what we can do to keep our families safe. If you're active on social media, you probably saw the heart-wrenching viral post...
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 harder. I interviewed 10 different...
Like all businesses, 2020 required lots of pivoting from the ABQ Mom team. A year characterized by a global pandemic, long overdue racial reckoning, a monumental election, shutdowns, lockdowns, and so much more required us to rethink our content...
We're coming closer to the end of 2020 and I don't know about you, but I've been feeling drained. I've always heard about the importance of self-care and to be honest, it usually manifests itself in my life as...
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Sitting alone in the car, waiting for my phone to ring so I can mask up and walk into the office alone. No excitement. No nervous chatter with my husband. Just silence, and...
I'm currently in school, working, taking care of my home, and caring for my children. I love being a mom, but mom life doesn't make me less motivated to achieve my goals. Maybe it even makes me more motivated! I...
I often struggle with finding the “right things” and the “right ways” to teach my child about life and living well. There are times that I am just too worn out from the week. Or we have a million...
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 days of high school and...
I am proud to be a woman. But I'm not going to lie: it took me a long time to appreciate my womanhood. The single most influential event in my identity journey was . . . well, I'll share it later....
"You can buy a million-dollar house on Rio Grande this year, and want a 2 million dollar house next year." This is something that my cousin told me a while back, and it couldn't ring more true. When will anything...
Hola! Hi! Mi nombre es Nicole. Spanglish is my articulated language some days more than others. Yet, the language of love is one I am most fond of. About Me I am so much more than my name and language though. My birthplace,...
When I was little, my grandmother had this pink box. Inside were hats that she used to wear in the '40s and ’50s. I loved that box of hats. Getting to try them on and dress up in her...
Introducing New ABQ Mom Contributor Rosa R. Pynes. About Me Hi, I'm Rosa!  I am lucky enough to have been born in Durango, Mexico and, at age nine, my family and I moved to Grants, NM for my dad’s job. Because...

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Bloom Virtual Event | June 27th, 2021 Bloom, a celebration of motherhood, is back, hosted by the ABQ Mom for the 5th time! This year's...