Spring is upon us and so is better weather. My kids have been cooped up indoors and now all they want to do is play outside. When I was able to get my hands on an old water table...
Windows connect people. They connect those inside to life outside. They connect those outside to life inside. And they can reflect the lives of those inside with beauty and laughter. And if windows connect us, then sidewalks are the...
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 learned a lot in my 16+ years of formal education: how to calculate molar weight, that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, and the event that started World War I. What I did not learn was personal...
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...
    Hey, mama. I know you're busy. So in this post, I'm just gonna give it to you straight. We just visited Disneyland in California in February 2022 and learned some things the hard way. Though I'd love to give...
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...
Ok, here's the disgusting truth you never knew you always needed. Every mom should always have a gallon size, freezer, plastic zip-top bag at the ready. Not only are these baggies ready to carry your lunch or make an...
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...

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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 private schools and charter schools. Here in Albuquerque, homeschool resources...