Dena

Dena
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Dena was born in California but has called Albuquerque her home for the better part of her life. She married her college sweetheart, a native New Mexican, who introduced her to the beautiful Sandia Mountain views and the magic of luminarias during the holidays. Dena is an Educational Audiologist by day and a Super Mom by night. She has two young children that fill her days with equal parts love, laughter, and insanity. She enjoys losing herself in a good book, carving out time to spend with her girlfriends, taking deep breaths in the outdoors, and cozying up on cabin vacations.
My Top 5 Protein-Packed Costco Snacks

My Top 5 Protein-Packed Costco Snacks

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Raise your hand if you're guilty of getting everything at Costco . . . from furniture and clothing to stocking your pantry with bulk item grocery goodies! Yup, me too! Costco became my saving...
Potty Training

10 Potty Training Tips from Real ABQ Moms

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Motherhood is all about seasons, but potty training season is my least favorite. I have successfully toilet-trained one child and we're in the thick of it with the second. When friends ask for my...

The Great Big Albuquerque Summer Bucket List :: 100+ Fun Ideas

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School's out, which means summer is in session! Hello, sunshine, warm weather, and laughter into the late evenings! I can already smell the BBQ and feel the cool pool splashes on my skin. This...
Upcycle Your Water Table Into a Dinosaur World

Upcycle Your Water Table Into a Dinosaur World

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Spring is upon us and so is better weather. My kids have been cooped up indoors and now all they want to do is play outside. When I was able to get my hands...
Guide to Storytime

Guide to Storytime in Albuquerque

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As moms, we have the opportunity to build the foundation for reading with our children when they are very young. Babbling with your baby is the beginning of language development. Describing what you see...
Keep Marching Forward :: Our "Allergic March" Journey

Keep Marching Forward :: Our “Allergic March” Journey

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I looked to my husband when I was pregnant with my son and said, “I hope he gets your genes because I would hate to pass on mine.” I struggled with eczema and allergy...
Must-Have Products for Eczema and Sensitive Skin

Must-Have Products for Eczema and Sensitive Skin

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It can be really challenging to find the right products for a child who suffers from eczema and sensitive skin. Every child responds differently to treatment options, so it can feel overwhelming to find...
New Year's Eve Ideas + Events for Albuquerque Families

New Year’s Eve Ideas + Events for Albuquerque Families

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Let’s ring in the New Year with our kids! If you are someone who wants to go out or if you prefer to stay home, we’ve got you! The wonderful thing about celebrating the New...

Have Yourself a “Smalliday”

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I've heard the word "smalliday" to describe a scaled-down holiday celebration that strives to reduce over-consumption and over-excessive gift-giving. It brought me back to reality and had me truly thinking about the meaning of...
Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treat Ideas

Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treat Ideas (Includes Free Printable)

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It's spooky season! My favorite time of the year . . . and even more exciting and special with two little ones. My three year old is so excited to be a witch skeleton...
A Survivor's Letter

A Letter from a Domestic Violence Survivor (+ Facts and Resources)

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TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains descriptions of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I hold it close to my heart. It is a month to recognize survivors, advocate for victims, and seek help...
5 Confessions From a Sleep-Deprived "Mombie"

5 Confessions of a Sleep-Deprived “Mombie”

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Hey, mama. I see you. You're sleep-deprived. Running on empty with a total of five hours of rest last night. You're already three cups of coffee deep this morning. I applaud you for waking...
Budget-Friendly Local Gift Guide for the Holidays

Budget-Friendly Local Gift Guide for the Holidays

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love to shop locally to support artists, vendors, and businesses in our community. Shopping small improves our city's workforce and economy. Additionally, you can find...
5 Tips for Biking to the Balloon Fiesta

5 Tips for Biking to the Balloon Fiesta

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta attracts about 750,000 visitors each year, which means a whole lotta traffic! There's nothing I hate more than sitting in traffic, and there's nothing I love more than the...