Someday in the future, when time machines are invented, these are some things I wish I could go back and say to middle-school-me as Valentine's Day anxiety is building up.  #1 Mr. Right isn't like the Santa of Valentine's Day. He...
Winter is coming! It's my favorite time of year. Probably because snuggling under a blanket, hot tea, and reading a book is my favorite state. But I also love all the fun things you can do around this time of year. Are...
February is Black History Month. It is an annual celebration of the achievements made by Black Americans. This month calls upon us to reflect on and recognize the important role and contributions they have made and continue to make...
Passover is the Jewish holiday celebrating the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Our family celebrates Passover with a Seder, a ritual feast at the beginning of Passover. Our entire family participates in the stories, songs,...
A few years ago I was perusing Pinterest for healthy slow cooker meals and stumbled upon this chicken recipe, which has become my go-to when I don't know what to cook for dinner or don't have time to cook....
"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients." — Julia Child I love to cook and I enjoy meal planning. I have discovered cooking is a great stress reliever, creative outlet, and...
I haven't met anyone who didn't love an easy recipe. I personally love finding recipes that don't require a ton of ingredients and don't require much involvement. This salsa only has six ingredients! This salsa is perfect for snacking, for...
Growing up, my parents made good meals we would enjoy together. I remember so many memories around the table. My parents loved making tomato soup and grilled cheese on Sundays. We would have chocolate pudding with peanut butter for...
The house we bought last year was built in the 1960s. The adorable kitchen boasts original cabinets and the original layout. It has freshly painted yellow and green walls and all new appliances. The vinyl plank floor is waterproof...

Holiday Recipe Round-Up

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I'm gonna be honest. I don't often love to be in the kitchen. But when there are some snowflakes softly falling or twinkle lights winking through the windows, bring on the baking! There's something about the right kind of...
Hot dogs, baseball, apple pie, and fireworks. These are a few of my favorite things, and also things that can be enjoyed on 4th of July. We rounded up a list of activities in Albuquerque for you and your...
When my wonderful mother-in-law suggested making a recipe memory box for my daughter, I thought it was the best possible holiday gift! It's history, love, tradition, and culture all wrapped into one package. It's a celebrated fact in our home...
Last year, I was chatting with a friend after Mother's Day. Our conversation went a bit like this: How was your Mother's Day? It was fine . . . Yeah, it was okay. We were working on a home improvement project...
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 the season. I knew this...

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Guide to VBS in the Albuquerque Area

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Some parents choose to send their kiddos to Vacation Bible School (VBS) over the summer. The Albuquerque Area has a ton of options to...