I was blessed to have a close relationship with my mother growing up, and one of our favorite activities was reading aloud together. In this way I was introduced to many classics of great literature, and lately, as I...
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...
Hello! My name is Lauren Hall, and I am incredibly excited to be joining ABQ Moms Blog as the new Events Coordinator. My loves include travel, getting my hands dirty in the garden, and drinking coffee with my husband...
Unpopular opinions are just that . . . opinions. They are ideas that contradict the status quo. And this week, ABQ Moms Blog has a few unpopular opinions that we need to get off our chest. And we want...
Unpopular opinions are just that . . . opinions. They are ideas that contradict the status quo. And this week, ABQ Moms Blog has a few unpopular opinions that we need to get off our chest. And we want...
Unpopular opinions are just that . . . opinions. They are ideas that contradict the status quo. And this week, ABQ Moms Blog has a few unpopular opinions that we need to get off our chest. And we want...
  " I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community." H. Shultz Time Out! It's Worth a Shot. I don't know about you, but there are days that I...
Dear Baby, I carried you for ten short weeks - two-and-a-half months. It wasn't long enough to know your hair or eye color. It wasn't long enough to feel your kicks. But it was long enough to learn to love you. It...
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. Albuquerque has many activities and events associated with this month. Check them out here. I am not Hispanic, but my children are Latinos. I want them to celebrate who they are and where...
Sixth grade. A time of new schools, new crushes, life changing, and cancer? Not your typical beginnings to the teenage years but they were mine. I was in the 6th grade when my mom was first diagnosed with breast cancer. I...
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...
I just got off he phone with one of my favorite moms in the whole world. She said in tears, "I am the worst mom ever." She proceeded to tell me the story of events that transpired this morning...
The voice in my head isn’t always so kind, especially in a critical world. Sometimes it spews out a stream of criticism, disdain, and vitriol that, as my husband gently reminds me, I wouldn’t let fly at anyone else....

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As soon as those first little baby teeth start to sprout, parents start to have questions about their kiddo’s teeth! How soon do we...