Don’t get me wrong. There have been plenty of occasions during my motherhood journey that a fellow mom has saved me from mom-barrassment. Like that one time another mother informed me that my son threw up in the shopping...
Have you ever stopped and judged a mom when her kid is having a meltdown outside of the library right before story time? I have a confession. I have. I have another confession. I am that mom with a daughter...
"Mami, put me to sleep again, please?" were the last words I wanted to hear after a long 10-hour workday. We had just gone through the whole bedtime routine--bath, play for 20 minutes, brush teeth, read two books in...
   Disclaimer: I cannot claim to be an expert on thriving as a mom. I know there are situations and circumstances that would make parenting littles significantly harder than it was (is) for me. I also know that with each...
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Done Having Babies

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I'm done having babies. Much of my life, I've entertained the romantic notion that I'd have at least three children. I grew up the oldest of four kids in a home that was never quiet and you rarely had a...
My brother was 12 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. I was 19-- going to college, working part-time, and living at home. It was the first day of my junior year: the day my world turned upside down....
I attended Washington Middle School. I remember walking the halls, playing on the field, attending classes in A, B, and C halls, and eating lunch on the benches. This was years ago, but some of my best memories were...
I didn't wear a dress voluntarily until I got my first post-college real job. My uniform of choice is work-out gear, running shoes, and a hat. I can't stand the terms "princess" or "diva." I don't care about Disney...
Motherhood is an adventure. Fortunately, many have taken this trip before, and there are plenty of books to help guide one. However, occasionally this journey takes an unexpected turn on the road a little less traveled and with a...
Before becoming a mom, I thought confidence would be something easy to teach. Somehow, in my mind, it would be simple. I would tell my kids they're brilliant, strong, smart, beautiful, brave, and . . . BOOM. They would...
I'm finishing my third straight summer of potty training. WooHoo!? (At least that's what I remember . . . I seem to have blocked out all recollections of potty training my eldest 2ish years ago.)  Of all the parenting...
 If you're lamenting the end of summer and preparing your kids for this new school year, then this is for you. Also, if you are so glad summer is almost over, because your kids are driving you crazy and...
Summer is over! Can you believe it?! Hopefully your family had a chance to soak in the sun and catch up with loved ones. As a teacher, I enjoy the beginning of the school year. The anticipation of a...
"Honesty Saves Everyone's Time." I don't know where I read it, but the simple truth of this statement captured my attention. I decided to give it a try one night while lying in bed with my husband. Something was bothering...

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Guide to Parks in the Albuquerque Area

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Because we're raising littles, we all know the importance of parks. And finding a good park that fits your family is a parenting necessity....