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...
You would think that most seven year olds are asleep at 3 o'clock in the morning. But I recently found out that for one particular family, that isn't the case. There is a little girl that wakes up at...
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...
Jumping In When we got the call from CYFD for an infant in need of care and attention in the NICU with no certainty of her release date, we talked it over and immediately called back, “Of course, we’ll be...
May is National Foster Care Month. Let's 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...
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 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...
If you missed Part One, I discussed how the Enneagram helps me understand my family and talked about types 1-4. In this post, we'll cover types 5-9. Type Five: The Investigator Think: Sherlock Holmes Investigators seek to be competent and capable above...
After five years of being a stay-at-home mom, I made the decision to go back to my career on a part-time basis. Not because I needed to work . . . but because I wanted to work. And for...
Have you ever wished that your family was different? Scratch that. Have you ever thought, "If only my family members all thought and acted like I do, things would be so much BETTER! SO much EASIER!" People are fascinating, complex creatures....
Each day I try to be mindful of how we start our day. I've heard that if you start your day in a bad mood, it will set the tone for the rest of the day. I try my...
We all need friends who get us. But developing strong friendships during the season of motherhood is a task that even mothers of neurotypical children struggle with. When there are developmental issues (such as Autism) involved, having close, positive...
I had a two-hour drive ahead of me. A part of me wanted to speed home. But the other part didn't want the drive to end. At one point I began to lie to myself that everything was going...
Hey Momma! Yeah, you scrolling through your phone ignoring the dishes and waiting on coffee to brew. Don't stop the invite. It's easy to give up reaching out to your mom tribe, especially when you feel you're the only one...

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Guide to Homeschool Resources in Albuquerque

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Homeschooling is a growing option for families as a choice for education along with public, private, and charter schools. Here in Albuquerque, homeschool resources...