Audra Powers

Audra Powers
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Audra is a stay-at-home mom to Wryn (2016), Swift (2017), and Roc (2019). She is also wife to her engineer husband, Sam. Audra enjoys her Albuquerque adventures after moving from the beaches of Florida in 2013, upon graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in Journalism. Audra, a foodie and fitness instructor, is passionate about health and wellness. She loves to thrifting, hiking the foothills, and going to brunch with girlfriends. Follow Audra's adventures in motherhood on Instragram.
Packing My Hospital Bag the Second Time Around

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 needed for my stay at the hospital. Here's what I'm packing...
Dear Fellow Mom, Thanks for Seeing Me and Speaking Up

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 the snacks I packed were gone, along with the emergency...
breastfeeding my toddler

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. It's a win-win! March 20, 2016 is...

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 clothes shop for your kids. I have found some pretty awesome...
Best Breakfast Burritos in Albuquerque :: National Burrito Day Round Up

Best Breakfast Burritos in Albuquerque

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Before I moved to New Mexico in 2013, I'm not sure if I ever had a burrito for breakfast. How did I make it 22 years without eating a breakfast burrito? Now it's my go-to...

The Best Biscotti Ever :: Super Simple & Oh So Festive!

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Biscotti for the Holidays! Looking for an easy, homemade treat this Christmas? Look no further! This is the best biscotti ever. Biscotti looks like it's difficult to master, but let me tell you--it's SO simple!...
Does anybody care that I mopped the floors today

Does Anybody Care that I Mopped the Floors Today?

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That sticky soy sauce stain stares me down. It’s only been two days since we had stir fry, but the saucy spot taunts me. I grab my mop. Let’s do this. I fill the mop with...
Supporting Bereaved Families :: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Supporting Bereaved Families :: Childhood Cancer Awareness

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My brother was 12 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. I was 19--going to college, working part-time, and living at home. It was the first day of my junior year: the day my...
No, this baby wasn't planned, awkward question

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 pink lines, I went from being eight months postpartum to...
lip tie, ABQ Mom

Fixing My Baby’s Lip Tie Fixed My Breastfeeding Frustration

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Breastfeeding is hard. There are so many things that can make it harder. I wanted to give up. It was extremely painful--more painful than I'd expected. Everyone kept telling me to keep going because...
Effective Exercise

4 Tips for More Effective Exercise :: Self-Care Sunday Series

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Here at ABQ Mom, we care about your self-care! It’s so important as moms to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. Since it’s a brand new year, we want to get it...
Are You Tired, Mom? Here's What to Do Instead of Self-Care

Are You Tired, Mom? Here’s What to Do Instead of Self-Care

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I haven’t shaved my legs in three weeks. Yep, it’s winter and I’m hibernating. I know it’s not that big of a deal. But when I changed out of my “around the house leggings”...
One Pan Italian Casserole :: Easy Weeknight Dinner

One Pan Italian Casserole :: Easy Weeknight Dinner

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One pan dinners are a busy mom's favorite, right? And this one pan Italian casserole is absolutely delicious! It's a family favorite and an excellent meal to make for company. If you add a salad and...
I Just Can't "Kondo" Right Now

I Just Can’t “Kondo” Right Now :: Accepting My Messy House

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I'm vacuuming popcorn kernels and piles of sea salt off my couch. I like my popcorn super salty and buttery. The toddlers got into my bowl while I wasn't looking and scattered my snack...