Tag: family

When Mother’s Day Is a Set-Up for Disappointment

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Last year, I was chatting with a friend after Mother's Day. Our conversation went a bit like this: How was your Mother's Day? It was fine...

For the Mother Who Is Hurting on Mother’s Day

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My husband and I went through the loss (miscarriage) of our first baby at just five weeks. Afterwards, I knew I was different. Research...

Guide to Thrift Stores in the Albuquerque Area

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Thrift shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. I love finding unique items at a great price. It's also a budget friendly way to...

Part 3: Infertility-What Doesn’t Break You Makes You Crazy

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Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this infertility story. There it was. My Aunt, in her kindness, had begun this thing. She started the "Baby Love"...

No, This Baby Wasn’t “Planned” :: Answering That Awkward Question

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When my first baby was just eight months old, I found out I was pregnant. Again. As soon as I saw those two little...

Little Moments Make The Biggest Impact

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It's the little moments. Sometimes I grant a request to bake brownies on a Tuesday afternoon in an already messy kitchen. Sometimes I'll play a few...

Backyard Chickens :: Fun for the Whole Family!

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Last summer we brought home 6 babies.  They were soft, fuzzy, and oh so adorable.  These babies grew up and still have the cutest...

Our Life on The Spectrum: How Autism Made Us Better Parents...

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Check out part one of this series, "Our Life on the Spectrum: How Autism Made Us Better Parents," here.  When our son Roman was two,...

I’m Trying to Be More Spontaneous

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I Love a Good Plan I'm definitely a practical mom. I'm the "we need a plan and schedule" type of mom. If we have a...

Alcohol Almost Ruined My Life

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It all started when I was a kid. My dad was an alcoholic. His family tradition was passed down from generations, and he kept it...

An Open Letter to My Non-Mom Friends: I’m Sorry

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We all know motherhood changes us in a big way, and sometimes it can feel lonely. Unfortunately, that means we aren’t always the greatest...

Ideas for What to Pack in Easter Baskets

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Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was younger my parents would hide our Easter baskets around the house and...

Schooling Your Littles at Home? Try This Easy Planner!

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Are you homeschooling your children? I have created easy “Daily, Weekly, and You Did It” printable planner to use to help organize kids' learning. As...

Congrats! You Passed the Test of 2020!

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2020 felt like a test. And since we're here reading this, we all passed! I keep thinking back to the start of 2020. I remember...