Hello ABQ Moms! My name is Gina and I am a brand new contributor to ABQ Mom! I am the lucky mother of 3 (Leila, Ramone, & Ava). I am the fur mom to our French Bulldog, Napoleon. Professionally, I have been in the radiology field since 2001. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. I am an Air Force veteran. Also, I am the owner of Gina Lee Kimchi where I produce small-batch kimchi using locally sourced ingredients. I love cooking exotic dishes, DIY projects, and traveling.
One of the biggest blessings that I’ve had is the opportunity to live in so many different places. I’ve been fishing in the Mississippi delta. I’ve eaten Fugu pufferfish in Japan. I’ve hiked the Red Rock Canyon of Las Vegas, NV. I’ve sped up and down the Autobahn of Germany. I’ve marveled at the size of the jackrabbits in Texas. I’ve hunkered down becaue of numerous hurricanes in Savannah, GA. I never thought that I would be lucky enough to add Albuquerque and all of its amazingness to my bucket of memories. My husband’s job is what brought our family to Albuquerque in January 2019. For me, it was love at first sight. The Sandia Mountains took my breath away the first time that I saw them. The Albuquerque culture and overall atmosphere are a perfect fit for my family. We love the weather, the people, and the green chile!
I have always been a meticulous planner. I thought that I had motherhood planned out to the tee. I imagined that I would be the type of mother who would have a never-ending arsenal of motherly wisdom to impart on my children. Little did I know that my children would actually be the most influential life teachers of my existence. My oldest daughter (Leila) taught me the real meaning of unconditional love. My son (Ramone) taught me about stick-to-it-ness. My youngest daughter (Ava) taught me how to roll with the punches. As a trio, my children bring so much joy to our home with their laughter and shenanigans. I find myself constantly learning something new from these amazing little people. This version of motherhood is nowhere near to what I had planned . . . it’s everything and so much more!
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I am so excited to be a part of the ABQ Mom team. It amazes me to see so many different women from all walks of life come together in matriarchal harmony. As mothers, we come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. However, we share a common goal: to make the world a better place for our children. With this goal in mind, we are able to couple our collective talents with the world wide web to produce dreams and aspirations galore! You can take a peek into my world as I share my love of my Korean culture! You can follow me on Instagram or you can check out my website, Gina Lee Kimchi.