Faerl Torres

Faerl Torres
Faerl Marie Torres is an aspiring momma, living on the outskirts of Albuquerque in the East Mountains. Faerl writes fiction in novel form and writes about real life as a one-day-soon-mom, author, wife, and MFA student. Faerl, a native Southerner, loves food, clothes, sunshine, and orchids. She has been married to J for nearly 7 years and they have 1 dog, Marble (3.5 years old). Faerl writes about leaving her twenties behind, being an aspiring mom, and preparing for her thirties at leavingtwnetynine.wordpress.com
High Altitude House Plants

House Plants for High Altitude Homes

House plants can transform a space. Look at any home décor magazine, and you’re sure to see a few plants in each spread. I’ve always had orchids in our home. But the last eight...
Why I’m Tired of All the Wine Mom Memes

Why I’m Tired of All the Wine Mom Memes

First of all, this is not a judgment. I’ve sat on the sofa, trying to take deep breaths to calm my frustrations, doing the math to count the number of hours left until her...
Managing MY Time form Albuquerque Moms Blog

Manage Your ME Time :: Because Busyness Never Really Ends

There’s always something to do. It never really ends. Three weeks after my baby was born I went back to school to finish my final year of my Masters degree. Three weeks after that I...
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Great (Un)Expectations :: Unexpected Surprises

Baby T is here and she's a girl!!! Born on July 28th, just 15 days late . . . If you read my post about what I planned for Baby T's birth, then you'll fully...

Smith’s Clicklist: 9 Months Pregnant & Needing ALL the Help

It's official, I'm overdue. Yesterday was supposed to be the end of my internment pregnancy, but alas, Baby T is apparently a little too comfy to face the harsh reality of life on the...
new mom expectations | Albuquerque Moms Blog

New Mom: Expectations, Dreams, & Blind Optimism

It’s hard not to have a lot of preconceived ideas and expectations for being pregnant, delivering a baby, and raising said baby when you're a new mom. In my mind I know there will...
Pregnant Women: An Ode to Your 1st Mother's Day from Albuquerque Mom's Blog

Pregnant Women :: An Ode to Your 1st Mother’s Day

You are a mother. Maybe it is seen, maybe it is unseen—it doesn’t matter; it's felt by you. Mother’s Day has passed on the calendar, but each week that passes brings you closer to your...

Apple Cider Vinegar: The Pregnant Lady’s Sidekick

Pregnancy brings with it a myriad of joys and wonders. But there are also some less than pleasant side-effects to deal with. Apple Cider Vinegar is a potent sidekick in helping with some of these...

Just Walk Away: Preventing Abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome

The #1 trigger for Shaken Baby Syndrome is frustration with a baby’s crying. There are more than 1,300 cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome each year in the U.S. If you’ve ever been a primary caregiver for...
Things to do in ABQ: Spring events for pregnant ladies from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Things to do in ABQ: Spring Events for Pregnant Ladies

Being second trimester pregnant in the spring is so lovely in Albuquerque. We have amazing weather days. And it feels so nice to be outside when it's sunny and in the 60s. Unfortunately, some of...
Baby Registry: Top Ten Things I'll Need For My First Baby from Albuquerque Mom's Blog

Baby Registry: Top Ten Things I’ll Need For My First Baby

I try to be as minimal as possible when it comes to "stuff." I’m not great at it, but living in a small home really helps curb your shopping/accumulation appetite. When the question, “Where...
Placenta Ingestion: It's less gross than it sounds from Albuquerque Mom's Blog

Placenta Ingestion: It’s less gross than it sounds!

I recently had an enlightening Q&A with Kim Racette of Angel Touch Doula. She answered some of my #AspiringMom questions about everything from tearing to surviving postpartum (Read that post here). One question I...
Turning Thirty from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Turning Thirty: Confronting My Adult Self and Being True to Who I Am

In exactly one month (from the time of writing this) I will be thirty. I’m devoting this final month of my twenties to being as true to myself as I possibly can. This includes...
Hashimoto's: Diagnosis and Implications for Pregnancy

Hashimoto’s: Diagnosis and Implications for Pregnancy

During my well-woman exam and IUD removal appointment my gynecologist felt a lump on my thyroid. One and a half months later I was sitting at the endocrinologist's. He diagnosed me with Hashimoto's. It wasn't a fun...