I am always seeking ways to better myself as a human being. Discovering simple ways to live "happier" is one way that I can do that. People always say that it's hard to make others happy if you are unhappy....
$95k in debt gone in three years. To be honest, one of the reasons why my husband and I moved to Albuquerque over 10 years ago was because it was rated the #4 place to live to get ahead financially...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extreme impact on people’s work and careers.  So many people are hurting right now. And, for many, work is on the forefront of people’s minds.  Whether it’s anxiety about lack of work, stress about too...
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The Power of Board Games

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Who knew board games could be the answer to our problem?  My husband and I both work full-time jobs that often demand time and attention outside of normal working hours. We OFTEN feel like failures when it comes to spending...
No one ever told me a breastfeeding infection was a thing. Imagine my surprise when one week in my breast started hurting even worse, and I started to feel awful. Just the thing we need with a newborn, right?...
We are right in the middle of monsoon season here in Albuquerque, which takes place from mid-June through late September, according to the National Weather Service. Although the much needed rain is always a relief, storms can present certain...
Monday Morning Madness! One child is missing a shoe, one is frantically searching for their library book, and you are reaching for the ziplock baggies trying to stuff a slice of bread and turkey into one as you hear the...
Summer is quickly coming to an end, but that doesn't mean that the summer fun has to stop. Here is an end-of-summer bucket list printable to help continue that fun with your kids all the way through August. You can...
“Close the door, we’re not paying to air condition the outside!” How many times have you told your child this since you turned on your air conditioner? Summer is here, and with it comes hot weather. Demand for electricity is...
Have you prepared an estate plan?  If you haven’t, you are not alone. A 2016 Gallup poll states that 56% of Americans do not have a will.  I would bet that you think you are too young, you are...
As a mom of 3, I've thrown my fair share of birthday parties in my 8 years of motherhood. Some have been blog-worthy, and others we'll just call a learning experience. Throwing a birthday party that is age appropriate...
As parents, we all want to raise humans who are passionate about serving their communities and who are self-motivated. Anyone who is willing to take the leap of faith and start a business must be able to motivate themselves time and...
Some of the most amazing things about living in New Mexico are the beautiful blue skies, fresh air, and family-friendly outdoor areas. We are so lucky to live in a state where our children have the opportunity to explore...
It used to take me six hours to get back to all of my work emails. I was constantly distracted. My notifications on my phone would keep going off. And I felt like everyone needed me right then and...

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Bloom Event :: A Celebration of Motherhood

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Bloom Virtual Event | June 27th, 2021 Bloom, a celebration of motherhood, is back, hosted by the ABQ Mom for the 5th time! This year's...