Tag: outdoors

The Key to Family Fun: Embrace Imperfection

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"This hike would have been so fun if only Corbin hadn't been so grumpy!" "Tonight would have been so perfect if only Isen didn't get...

We Started Unplugging Once a Week: Here’s What Happened

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My husband recently showed me some research which detailed the benefits of unplugging from your electronic devices once a week. I was dubious at first,...

Easy and Cheap Backyard Makeover: 7 Tricks to Help Your Yard...

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Are you overwhelmed with your yard? Is it really, well, ugly and embarrassing? If your yard is a hot mess, you may believe you...

Top 5 Reasons I Love ABQ

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Love My City’ is the newest campaign by the National League of Cities to create a more positive atmosphere around us and it is...

The (Hunting) Season Is Upon Us!

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As I write this, it is the beginning of August, which in our house means one thing: it's almost hunting season. Yes, the tags...

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding . . . Try Something New!

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New Mexico is such a great place for outdoor activities, but I recently tried one I hadn't before, stand-up paddle boarding. Here are a...

3 Outdoor Spring Challenges That Encourage STEM Learning

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It’s spring! The weather is finally starting to warm up and the kids are itching to get outside. So how about an outdoor challenge? Even...

Pine Cone Bird Feeders :: Easy Winter Wildlife Activity for Kids

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Winter can be a hard time for wildlife, especially birds. Resources are limited but the need to stay warm requires a lot of energy. We...

5 Reasons to Make Outdoor Time a “Back-to-School” Priority

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It has been incredibly hot in the 505 lately. And I don’t know about you, but my kids and I don’t get outside in...

5 Strategies for Deterring Snakes Around Your Home

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A friend of mine was watching a cute, and ironically snake-like, Snapchat video she had made with her family as she stepped out the...

DIY Tent for Indoor/Outdoor Camping Fun!

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Summer is in full swing! What is the one thing that comes to mind when you think Summer? For some it might be ice...

Fun Family Camping on a Budget (Checklist Included!)

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Last summer, my husband and I took our kids camping for the first time. We had been on a few camping trips of our...

Albuquerque Moms Blog:: Introducing Jenny Lloyd-Strovas

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Hey Albuquerque Mamas, I’m Jenny! I’m a biologist, wife, mama, and professor. I’m excited to be a contributor for Albuquerque Moms Blog. And I...

Potty Training 101 – 3 Tips for the Momentous Occasion

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I'm finishing my third straight summer of potty training.  WooHoo!?  (At least that's what I remember. . . . I seem to have blocked...