My Daughter's Birth I never expected to have preemie babies. My first pregnancy was considered “normal” in the medical world. I didn’t have high risks or any issues for the first eight months. That all changed exactly one month before...
Ever wanted to make a change in the world but had way too much on your plate? Being a mom takes a lot of time and energy, and sometimes, we are running on empty and we miss out on...
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...
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...
There is something about my 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...
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...
There are times where I feel that I haven't connected with my kids as much as I would like. Lately, I've overused phrases like “not right now” or "I'm in the middle of doing something." Of course, mom guilt consumes...
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. So to make all of us more aware of some of the issues and myths surrounding adoption, particularly international adoption, I interviewed a friend of mine, also an Albuquerque mama, who has three...
Finding fun family activities is important, especially now when most kids are glued to an electronic device. It can be challenging to compete with the likes of TikTok and Minecraft. Board games are a classic way to spend quality time...
When I first sat down to write about my gender fluid kiddo, I came across a post from one of the other ABQ Mom contributors that seemed to have a very similar theme. I read on and realized that...
Let’s be honest. Being a parent can be exhausting. Whether you’re a working or stay-at-home parent, the day is filled with a never-ending amount of items on your to-do list. Whenever I get a little break, usually I just...
Cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and internet scams are on the rise. How can we help kids navigate the internet safely? Since the internet has grown integral to communities worldwide, the question is not how do we help children refrain from using the...
I am a sports mom.  I have been: A tee-ball mom A soccer mom A dance mom A cheer mom A taekwondo mom A basketball mom A football mom A boxing mom A volleyball mom A gymnastics mom A wrestling mom When we had kids, we made it known that we wanted...
After becoming a parent/caregiver, did you find yourself with extra internal and/or external pressure to be perfect, in the box, and proper? Do you feel you lost a sense of yourself? Here's my take on why it's important to...

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For so many, the start of winter means gathering with friends and family, indulging in our favorite foods, and seemingly endless holiday fun. Read...