If you know me, you would not be surprised to hear one of my favorite foods is steak. There’s nothing like a medium-done filet with sizzling garlic butter . . . mmmm. But as I’m sure you’ve heard, going plant-based...
If you're anything like me, you care about the planet and its future because it's what our children will inherit. I've recently learned that more than a third of climate-impacting pollution in the U.S. comes from the burning of...
If you're looking to spruce up your place with some creative touches, search no further than Albuquerque's local thrift stores. There are so many treasures in this city. You just have to know where and how to look. Whether it’s second-hand stores,...
There's something about the start of fall that always makes me want to buy new clothes. A goal I have for this year is to focus on more sustainable fashion habits and eliminate fast fashion from my future wardrobe....
I know we are all about to rip out hair searching for dinner ideas. But you are in luck! I have three recipes for you that require less than ten ingredients and take no time at all to make! They...
I loved reading recent blog posts by ABQMom contributors Margo and Taylor on style tips and sustainable fashion. I also wanted to share my secret to shopping sustainably, saving money, trying new trends, and transitioning between seasons. The secret? I rent...
Have you ever thought of eating a plant-based diet? Until a year ago, neither had I. I have always considered myself a healthy eater. Lean meats, low fat dairy products, topped off with tons of veggies. I made sure my...
My kid loves art. She draws, she builds costumes out of paper, and she creates entire multimedia neighborhoods for her unicorns (also made by her). I’m proud of her and do my best to encourage her, even though she sure...
There is an old adage that states: “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” This is just as relevant today as the effects of climate change are already beginning to show....
As parents, we are the gatekeepers of our home. We decide what comes in and out of these four walls that protect our children. Once I became a mom, I became more aware of what I let into my...
You care about the future for your kids and as a mother, you already know the benefits of recycling for the future planet they will live in. You already know recycling helps us waste less, conserves natural resources, saves...
“Close the door, we’re not paying to air condition the outside!” How many times have you told your child this since you turned on your air conditioner? Summer is here, and with it comes hot weather. Demand for electricity is...
When I was growing up, my parents were always very conscientious when it came to things like energy conservation, water usage, and recycling. Now that I'm an adult, conservation is deeply rooted in me. Caring for the Earth and...

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