Tag: motherhood

Take Off Your Hats and Spend Time with the Woman Underneath

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Mama, You Are Everything You are only one person. But, here you are, filling some incredibly large shoes every day. You are the healer of...

How Not to Get Lost in New Motherhood: Finding your Pre-Mom...

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Most days from my pre-mom working days blur together, but there's one conversation I remember well. It was with a coworker talking about how...

The Kind of Mom I Am :: When Mom Gets Sick...

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See part 1 of this story here. Developing a tumor in my spine threw a monkey wrench into my plans. Many of the things I...

Packing My Hospital Bag the Second Time Around

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With two weeks left until my due date, it's officially time to pack my hospital bag! I learned from my first labor and delivery what I...

Rejoice in Mundane Motherhood and Fight Discontentment

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I've been struggling with discontentment lately-- in all the things. I've found reasons to be unhappy with my community, my neighbors, my friends, my...

New Mom Reality Check

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New Mom Reality Each day I look forward to the possibility of a power walk in my neighborhood. That may not seem like a...

Maternity Must-Haves for Every Trimester

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Oh, the joys of pregnancy. Being pregnant is an experience unlike any other. You're giving up your body to grow another human. It is...

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...

What to Do When the One You Compare Yourself to Is...

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We all play the comparison game with other moms. (Don’t lie. You do it, too!) Whether we’re side-eyeing another mom’s neat house, well-behaved kids,...

I Love Breastfeeding my Toddler :: It’s a Win-Win!

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I'm breastfeeding as I write this. Yes, I am breastfeeding my cranky 13-month-old for two reasons. She settles down and I have a moment to collect my thoughts....

Dear Fellow Mom, Thanks for Seeing Me and Speaking Up

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And so the mom story goes... I was out all morning with the kids. We ended up being out longer than I expected so all...

To the Forgotten Mothers on Mother’s Day

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When I was pregnant with our son, David, I had a lot of people stop and wish me congratulations on that first Mothers day....

Reflections on the Miracle of Pregnancy After Loss

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My son's life is a miracle. My pregnancy with him was not a typical pregnancy. We got pregnant after 13 months of trying. My husband...

Motherhood is a Race We Shouldn’t Run Alone

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A few weeks ago, I ran my first 5k. I've never been a runner, but I needed a goal. Something to get me to the...