Colleen Perry

Colleen Perry
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Colleen is a stay-at-home mom and dog trainer who moved to Albuquerque in 2010 from Massachusetts, where she was born and raised. She and her husband have a daughter (2016), a son (2018), 4 dogs, and a crested gecko. Colleen enjoys reading, cooking, and being outdoors with her family.
Today I Cried in the Shower

Today I Cried in the Shower

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Today I cried in the shower. I'm talking ugly, sobbing, let-it-all-out crying. It was like a huge wave hit me, and I just stood there and felt it wash over me until it passed. I...
iving with Gestational Diabetes (The Second Time Around)

Living with Gestational Diabetes (The Second Time Around)

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Ahhhh, pregnancy. The first time around it was all fun and games until the dreaded glucose test at 28 weeks came back abnormal. Then I got to do it again a week or so...
Chase Crew :: Behind the Scenes at Balloon Fiesta

Chase Crew :: Behind the Scenes at Balloon Fiesta

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It's 2:30 a.m. and my alarm goes off. I jump out of bed. Yes, that's right, I said jump. Why? Because IT'S BALLOON FIESTA! The most wonderful time of the year! As Crew Chief...
A Weaning Success Story

A Weaning Success Story

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We FINALLY did it! The most emotionally challenging part of parenting so far. We were successful in weaning our daughter. And it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, which made it...
All About the Brazilian Wax (Yes, We're Going There)

All About the Brazilian Wax (Yes, We’re Going There)

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When we hear the words "Brazilian Bikini Wax," we all probably fit into one of two camps: we either cringe or shout a resounding "heck yeah!" I happen to be on the "heck yeah!"...
What's Wrong With This Picture? Let's Talk Safety Around Dogs!

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Let’s Talk Safety Around Dogs!

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Look at this picture. You've seen hundreds like it on social media. Adorable, right? Cute baby playing with her dog, the dog lying down nicely as she approaches . . .   Actually, this photo is...
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Real Life Resolutions of an Overwhelmed Mom

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Being a stay-at-home mom of a toddler and infant is HARD. Much harder than I thought it would be. Lately, I'm having a really hard time balancing the needs of my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter with...
"I Miss Tanky" :: Helping My Child Through the Loss of a Family Pet

“I Miss Tanky” :: Helping My Child Through the Loss of a Family Pet

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My three year old daughter is sitting quietly and looks sad. "Honey, what's wrong?" I ask. "Mommy, I miss Tanky," she replies. "I know baby, and that's ok. I miss him too. Everyday," I...
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How the Right Toilet Paper Can Save Your Marriage

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My husband has this thing about toilet paper. He has to have what I refer to as the "super-duper pillows on your butt 300-ply Charmin Ultra stuff." Me, I'm not so picky. When we first...
Four Easy DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Four Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

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Let me preface this post by saying that I am THE LEAST artistic person EVER. I don't craft. I can't draw. And I'm color blind so that definitely doesn't help either. However, thanks mostly...
Everyday Miracles {Birth Stories} :: Hypnobirthing and a C-Section

Everyday Miracles {Birth Stories} :: Hypnobirthing and a C-Section

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I have always wanted to be a mom. But I was terrified of actually giving birth. When I found out I was pregnant, I was fortunate to work with several women who had amazing,...
Reasons my Toddler is crying: helping our kids handle big emotions from ABQ moms blog

Reasons My Toddler Cried Today: Helping Our Littles Handle Big Emotions

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Toddlers are some of the most passionate beings you will ever meet. They have HUGE toddler emotions and opinions. They’re not afraid to share them with you either. I love that my daughter has her...

The EASIEST, Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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I am always searching for quick, simple, and healthy meals for my family. Chicken lettuce wraps were always something I wanted to make, but I could never find a reasonable recipe. This one is...

Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease in Your Fur Baby

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If you're a dog owner, you've seen news stories and countless social media posts regarding the recently discovered link between grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs. You've also probably wondered what you should...