As a native New Mexican, our culture is something to be proud of and celebrate! Hispanic food, family, traditions, and holidays are quite unique. I'd like to share our deeply rooted family heritage. Food Enchiladas, chips and salsa, tacos, chile rellenos,...
Back to school time can be rough on anyone's household budget! Between school supplies, new clothes and shoes, and all the after-school snacks, any mom is looking for ways to stretch their budget and save a few dollars. Our partners...
Our country is hurting and broken. For those who are hurting deeply, we are with you and for you. We are broken alongside you. We will fight alongside you. Those of us who are white (myself included) can never truly...
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The month of May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of...
Once you've read about and thought about the facts regarding COVID-19 vaccines, it's time to schedule an appointment to get you or your child vaccinated. Or perhaps it's time for you to get your booster. Whatever the case, we know...
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New Mexico has welcomed many Afghan refugees who are in need of assistance. Men, women, and children have fled their country most with little to no belongings. The images and videos released still haunt me. I have an overwhelming...
Who else is tuned into NBC all day every day for the next two weeks? I love the summer games--the pageantry, the worldwide unity, the once-in-a-lifetime competition, the amazing feats of the human body. And I love watching with...
Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11 –17. This year, however, the Biden/Harris administration signed their first ever proclamation marking this Black Maternal Health Week in addition to announcing initial actions to address the Black...
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I love my job as a social worker. I have been a social worker since I graduated in 2012 with my bachelor’s degree. In 2014, I graduated with my master’s degree. Recently in 2018 I became a Clinical Supervisor. I...
Are you listening? Our kids are. Listening is often the least accepted form of communication. Probably because it requires one to turn off their own individual thoughts and biases and allow their mind and body to be open to learning...

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30 Spring Break Activities in the Albuquerque Area

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For those of us in APS or RRPS, Spring Break is upon us. If you're staying in town, we've come up with a list...