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...
"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 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...
“Take a day of rest.” Regardless of beliefs or faith, we’ve probably all heard of this. Many faiths and cultures call for days of rest – Babylonian rest days, Buddhist Uposatha, Cherokee “un-time,” Hindu Ekadashi, and Wiccan esbat, Christian and Jewish...

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Contemplation Trail . . . listen to that. Contemplation Trail. Doesn’t that sound like the most zen hike ever? Well, it is! The name is...