With Mother's Day behind us, it's time to start thinking about all the dads in our lives. Father's day is right around the corner and there is still plenty of time to get just the right gift for dad....
I've been struggling with discontentment lately-- in all the things. I've found reasons to be unhappy with my community, my neighbors, my friends, my family, my husband, and myself. I've even been discontent about the weather which is dumb....
It started as something my husband asked me not to do for safety reason and quickly grew into a firm family rule. The rule is one I follow joyfully. And I plan to keep around when my kids are...
My family took a trip to the Grand Canyon when my youngest son was three years old. The Grand Canyon is breathtaking! It's more beautiful and vast than pictures can show. I was taking in the view and quickly...
I follow a lot of moms in the loss and infertility community. Most of them, by now, have received their miracle, one way or another. But some have not. And all have struggled. One family tragically lost their daughter to...
The ABQ Mom team is growing! We are looking to add diverse, local voices who are passionate about our city and interested in sharing their stories. This is a volunteer position, but there are some really fun perks to...
I am jealous of my daughter. Yes, you read that right. I am jealous of my daughter, but not in a way you would think. See my daughter just turned ten and is now entering a whole new phase. Just...
The end of a school year has a tendency to stir up so many emotions. As with childhood, time goes far too quickly. I find myself saying I'll remember to mark these memories tomorrow or next week. But far...
We all play the comparison game with other moms. (Don’t lie. You do it, too!) Whether we’re side-eyeing another mom’s neat house, well-behaved kids, or particular parenting style, we are all guilty of comparing ourselves to others. But what...
May is National Foster Care Month. Welcome guest blogger Angela, a current foster mom. My stomach is in knots as I open the door for the social worker. A bigger than necessary smile plastered on my face.  All the kids’...
I'm breastfeeding as I write this. Yes, I am breastfeeding my cranky 13-month-old for two reasons. She settles down and I have a moment to collect my thoughts. It's a win-win! March 20, 2016 is the first day I nursed my baby. She was...
I was standing over her crib in the NICU, just watching her sleep. She was seven weeks of pure preciousness! A hospital volunteer walked up behind me and asked. “Are you mom?” I proudly said, “Yes! Foster mom.” My heart...
And so the mom story goes... I was out all morning with the kids. We ended up being out longer than I expected so all the snacks I packed were gone, along with the emergency applesauce in the glove box....
I cant help but have tears in my eyes as I write this. Today I am not talking about me parenting my kids. Today I am talking about me parenting a parent. My mom. I didn't have to take care of...

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Most kids love learning fun, interesting, and even gross facts about animals. My family and I love going to the zoo. Sometimes we pass...