Ashley Procter

Ashley Procter
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Ashley is a native New Mexican who lives in Albuquerque's beautiful East Mountains with her husband and three sons. When she's not dropping her kids off late, sleeping past her alarm, or cooking something for dinner that's far above her skill level, Ashley enjoys taking in mountain views with her husband, adventuring around ABQ with her kids, enjoying family get-togethers, laughing too loud, and learning to play the drums. Ashley volunteers with two local organizations that exist to bring transformation to Albuquerque through its kids: Shine Partnership and Arches. She also writes occasionally on her blog, Extra(ordinary) Things.
A Guide for the East Mountain Newbie

A Guide for the East Mountain Newbie

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I grew up in Albuquerque and never knew what treasures lie in our city's East Mountains. My husband grew up in Tijeras and introduced me to the beautiful world that exists just a short...
a spring break in albuquerque

A Spring Break in Albuquerque

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We have spent many a spring break right here in Albuquerque! A low-key spring break often facilitates rest and sweet memories for the whole family. I've included local small businesses to check out and...
Shrug off the Judgment

How I Ignore Judgment When My Kids Are Cringey

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We've all been there, right? Maybe it's a fit in the grocery store. A refusal to share at a play date. An iPad addiction. Or maybe a nasty attitude taken with family members. No...
Add New Mexican Books to Reading Time from Your Local Library

Books About New Mexico for Kids of All Ages

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Believe it or not, there are SO many books out there that feature our beautiful, unique state! Whether you've got a little one to snuggle and read with before bedtime or an older kiddo...
"Does My Child Have A Learning Disability?"

Does My Child Have a Learning Disability? How I Advocated for My Son

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"Mom, I seriously don't know how to do any of the problems on this test." The day Levi said this, I began asking, "Does my child have a learning disability?" It was late in the...
A Busy Mom's 3-Minute Guide to Disneyland

A Busy Mom’s 3-Minute Guide to Disneyland

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  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....
Motherhood And Mountain Biking: What a Ride!

Motherhood And Mountain Biking: What a Ride!

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The idea that once one learns to ride a bike they never forget is one I chose to put to the test this year. In an attempt to see if I could learn to...
Moms of ABQ :: Never Promised "Easy" (Megan-Part 2)

Moms of ABQ :: The Good Fight (Megan-Part 2)

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Read part 1 of Megan's story here. I asked the principal of his school if Logan could be evaluated for dyslexia as well as a speech delay. I was told that he'd already had a...
Moms of ABQ :: Never Promised "Easy" (Megan-Part 1)

Moms of ABQ :: Never Promised “Easy” (Megan-Part 1)

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We were never promised an easy life. And I do have those days that I wonder, "Why is this happening to us? Haven't we been through enough?" You know those nights you spend crying on your...
The Dieting Advice That Changed My Life :: Part 2

The Dieting Advice That Changed My Life :: Part 2

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Read Part 1 of Ashey's story here. My fitness coach, Jude, told me to eat more. I was worried about gaining even more weight now. But I had a new perspective. I was focusing on...
The Dieting Advice that Changed My Life

The Dieting Advice That Changed My Life :: Part 1

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Skinny. That's the word that comes to mind when I see this pic. I never had to work on being thin . . . I just was. Even after four pregnancies, I pretty much stayed...
Moms of ABQ :: We Said Yes (Christy-Part 2)

Moms of ABQ :: We Said Yes (Christy-Part 2)

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We found a little girl, Lily, in China. And we said yes. At that very same orphanage, there was a little boy who had been left there as a newborn was also waiting. His name...
Christy: We Said Yes

Moms of ABQ :: We Said Yes (Christy-Part 1)

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"I've always known I have a calling." And everyone thought I was crazy. As a young mid/high-schooler, I'd been drawn to people who are different. There was a young man in our church who had Down...
Drive-Time Listening That May Save Your Sanity

Drive-Time Listening That May Save Your Sanity

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Hey, mama. Do you ever find yourself driving your kids around, especially on long summer days, wishing you could just finish one train of thought? Are Cocomelon songs crushing your soul? Sick of singing...