I love summer. I didn't used to, but since having kids (especially kids in school) it's grown on me. The warm days, relaxed schedules and bubbly laughter make my heart happy. Typically during the summer I set a relaxed routine...
3 Simple Tips for a Better Morning

3 Tips for a Better Morning

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Ah, the morning time.  I don't know about you but mornings have the power to make or break my day.  If they start off right then my entire day tends to stay on track.  But, If they start out...
Being both a former dental professional and a public health student I flipped out just a bit when I first moved to Albuquerque and learned about water fluoridation in Albuquerque. Albuquerque doesn’t fluoridate their tap water.  Shortly after learning this...
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Let’s talk teeth!

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Today I’m excited to talk with my friend Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher about caring for my kiddos' teeth. I met Lindsay when we were both pre-dental students at UNM. Lindsay later moved to San Francisco to attend University of the Pacific...
Here's a new years resolution everyone should add to their list: prepare for your death. Not what you were expecting, right? (Or at least you wouldn't have been if I hadn't given you a hint in the title) Most mommy resolutions...
My youngest is 6 years old and I still have pregnancy brain; it never left me. I was sharp as a tack before kids. I even took the post office exam, just for fun, and did very well. Then...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a celebration of the man whose fearless sacrifices and leadership inspired our government and citizens to serve together to question long held paradigms, challenge social policy, and bring about lasting change for...
On a cold January morning, my son initiated me into parenthood with a very fast and painful birth. In between pushes, I glanced out the window to notice snow falling. It looked so peaceful, so calm. As though the...
In January of 2015, my husband and I found out we were expecting our third baby. This was good news and we were thrilled but more than anything, I was relieved. A few weeks before we learned our family would...
"Is your baby sleeping through the night?" The question that makes me want to punch right in the face anyone who asks. My blood literally (no, not figuratively - literally) starts to boil. I bite my lips as I resist the...
Hey there, Mama!  Let's talk delivery, shall we?  Chances are if you are reading this you have a baby or two running around at home.  Maybe you had your baby at a birthing center, in your home, or perhaps...
I don't know about you, but when January rolls around, I usually have a holiday hangover. It all seems to start during the summer and all of the fun activities there are to do in the 505. Of course...
I will be the first to admit, sometimes I ask myself why I had kids.  Now, before you take that comment  the wrong way, think about it….I mean really…Here is a life, a person, I am responsible for…and yet I...
Being a mom is like being a knight sent on a dragon quest. Except, instead of slaying the dragon, someone expects you to tame it. So there you are, standing in front of your own very cute, but very powerful...

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ABQ Moms Guide to Dentists & Orthodontists

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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...