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 had was about ingesting the...
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 a lot of reflection, prayer,...
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One of my dearest friends often signs off of our phone calls or texts me, “Take care of you.” She knows my temptation is to take care of others before I take care of myself. I imagine that’s a...
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. On October 15, thousands of parents in the United States are invited to light a candle at 7 PM (in all time zones) to remember the precious babies lost during pregnancy...
My 4-year-old daughter recently completed a sleep study to check for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Going into it, I was really worried about how she would react to the experience. Even as an adult, the thought of having 25+ sensors stuck to my...
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 month--not terrible, but not what...
As a personal trainer and mom of a four-month-old, my workouts revolve around baby's nap time. I created a workout that targets all the major muscle groups. This routine utilizes the stairs in my home so it's convenient, quick and effective. It takes about...
Before kids, a daily workout was a huge part of my life. Now, finding time to dedicate to a workout is a challenge for me. But, as a mom who's also a personal trainer and exercise enthusiast, I'm not willing to...
Banana Smoothie Popsicles are sweet, cool and creamy...and they're all natural (organic), easily home made, and contain no added sugar. Enjoy! Albuquerque has turned up the heat and we're heading into summer!  The pools are packed, air conditioners are on full...
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Poison Control Hotline

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It happened.  We just got back from traveling and I was partly unpacked.  I was simultaneously fixing my hair, putting makeup on, and entertaining my 19 month old.  She sat on the counter and happily took everything out of...
Yesterday, I shared the what, who and why of hiring a doula for labor and birth. After a wonderful experience working with a private doula for my son's birth, finding and hiring a doula in Albuquerque was a top...
I come from a family of sweaters. We are the kind of people who sweat often, a lot and in all environments (yes, even in cold weather!) By the time I was in college, I was desperate for a...

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One of my favorite things about living in New Mexico is being able to see for miles around me. It's such a free, uninhibited...