There is something about mom's and my grandma's cooking. When my Abuelita was well into her nineties, I did not get to experience her cooking. But I got to experience family recipes through my mom and sweet Tia A’s...
Like many of us, you've probably spent more time watching TV in the last few months than you typically do. When you're tired of Disney and tiger "sanctuaries," here are a few lesser-known documentaries worth checking out. These are...
November is Adoption Awareness Month Some reports suggest that the number of couples waiting to adopt in the United States is estimated at over 2 million. There are over 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. And out...
I was breaking down. AGAIN. I just wanted to crumple into the floor and cry. Why? Well, it was because the house was a little bit messy, the laundry wasn’t perfectly finished, there were dishes to be put in...
"That kid." The one melting down in a store because he didn't get a toy he wanted or the candy she saw. Or just because you went down the wrong aisle in the store. Or the one losing it...
It was my senior year in high school. The crowds were fun. People were laughing. We had zero cares in the world. Our basketball team was one of the best in the state and we loved cheering for them....
That sticky soy sauce stain stares me down. It’s only been two days since we had stir fry, but the saucy spot taunts me. I grab my mop. Let’s do this. I fill the mop with water, plug it in, and...
This past month my husband and I decided to visit family. After two canceled flights and trips, we decided to road trip! It had been two years since we've seen family, so we decided it'd been long enough. There was...
Multicolor Play Dough and Ripped-Up Books The first time my sons started grabbing different colors of play dough and smashing them together I had no idea what to do. Do I ask them to keep the colors separate? Do I...
Warning, not for the fainting or squeamish types . . . Nasty pictures of black widows included below . . . Proceed at your own risk, and don’t say I didn’t warn you! It’s that time of year again. And,...
Being a Working Stay-At-Home Mom is Tough Before having my first child, I worked a 9-5 job, and built my photography business, and an essential oils business. My husband wanted me to stay home so we made a plan where...
My husband has a friend who shares his love for bike riding. They like to go on adventures together where they share life and a love for the outdoors. Often, my husband gets to soak up little pieces of wisdom...
After my husband and I experienced our first miscarriage in October 2010, we hoped that, as one nurse put it later, we had "done our duty" to statistics and now wouldn't have to worry. It was devastating to enter...
Recharge Your Battery, Mom! Love can mean pouring yourself (time, energy, and talents) into someone else. We moms pour ourselves out by calming tantrums, packing school lunches, and comforting sick children. Ever feel like you're pouring yourself out so much...

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Guide to December in Albuquerque

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December means family, food, and winter fun! Grab those coats and mittens, and then head out to see some holidays lights. Or order takeout...