Finding pockets of self-care in the middle of a pandemic doesn't have to be extravagant. Self-care is a phrase we moms hear constantly. Yet it still feels unattainable. But why? When I initially think of self-care, I immediately think of privilege....
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...
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 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...
About Me Hello ABQ Moms! My name is Gina and I am a brand new contributor to ABQ Mom!  I am the lucky mother of 3 (Leila, Ramone, & Ava).  I am the fur mom to our French Bulldog, Napoleon....
Hi all, I'm Erin Rimorin. About Me I am a native New Mexican. Raised in Grants, New Mexico, I moved to Albuquerque eleven years ago. I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Liberal Arts degree with concentrations in...
Hey fellow ABQ Moms! My name is Taylor and I'm so excited to introduce myself as a new contributor! Born and raised in Albuquerque, I have lovely memories in pretty much every part of our city. I married my...
Hello fellow Albuquerque Moms! I'm Sarah Chancey and I am totally pumped to be joining this amazing team of ladies! I am a wife, mom, Believer, small business enthusiast, huge Star Wars fan, and all around super nerd. It is...

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Guide to Moving to Albuquerque (With Kids)

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We are excited to present our readers with ABQ Mom's Guide to Moving to Albuquerque. This guide aims to be a one-stop-shop for our...