Riding a bicycle can be an extremely beneficial strategy for helping a child learn to cross their midline or develop core body strength. All children can benefit from this, but one of my children needs a little extra help...
I have been a photographer for nine years now. I have seen my fair share of clothing styles and have been asked every single question you can think of when it comes to photo sessions. The most common question...
A few weeks ago after a work errand, I stopped by one of my favorite local coffee houses. I waited outside for my drink on a beautiful sunny afternoon and felt perfectly content. On my way home, I had...
Not everyone handles winter well (raises hand). But sometimes the best strategy is just to embrace it. This year especially, when we've all spent so much time at home, it feels even more vital for our mental health to...
As a parent to three active young people, two of whom are dancers, I wanted to take this moment to share three easy tips on how to support your youth in taking online live dance classes. 1. Prioritize As grown-ups, if...
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....
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...
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...

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Guide to Parks in the Albuquerque Area

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Because we're raising littles, we all know the importance of parks. And finding a good park that fits your family is a parenting necessity....