My stay-at-home-mom journey began in February 2019 when we welcomed our first daughter, Jolene. I had worked many different jobs full-time for as long as I could remember and was ready to embrace the stay-at-home mom life. The first...
This is the story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down (*sung in my Will Smith voice*). My life instantly changed once I agreed to raise my three young grandchildren. Kinship care came with a few challenges...
My career isn't the average career. I'm a professional actor. Having been in this business for my entire motherhood, sometimes I forget what a strange existence it is. But during a particularly busy season recently, I realized being a...
Parenting, especially for the first time, brings up so many questions and anxieties. With advice coming from almost everyone, it's hard to keep up with all of the information coming your way. There are programs that can help. Even...
It's time for planner prep--the question is, paper or electronic?  I am a planner. My days, weeks, and even months are laid out as much as humanly possible. I am also aware that with a large family like mine, all...
Well, another year has flown by (as they always seem to do). We worked hard to consistently create quality content about motherhood, hobbies, relationships, entertainment, life, our beautiful city, and so much more! We are so grateful to build community...
I recently went to the urgent care, and the doctor who evaluated me did an amazing job. I went for my terrible migraines! When I looked at my discharge paperwork, it stated that I am an OBESE FEMALE. This hit...
Moms, we can be students, too. You can follow your educational dreams. I see my daughter in college and remember myself at that age. She is fully enjoying her college experience, and I love seeing her learn and grow. She...
We were overwhelmed by the many amazing entries for the $1000 Mom-Owned Small Business Grant. It was really tough to narrow it down. We had so many incredible entries that we could not choose five. So below are our...
October is National Women-Owned Small Business Month. It's a great time to recognize the amazing achievement of our country's female entrepreneurs and the impact they are making on jobs and the economy. It's also a great time to support...
Here's The Truth While I'd like to stand here and say I'm thriving daily and basking in the glory of the "present" with my toddler, the hard truth is some days I miss the old days of high school and...
I had my youngest son a year ago just after turning 44. As a working mom, I found myself searching for a caretaker for my youngest son. It brought me back to my search 27 years prior for my...
***TRIGGER WARNING: This post discusses sexual assault (without any graphic descriptions). The writer shares her ongoing journey of healing from rape.*** I took nine pregnancy tests the first time I missed my period. The tests all said positive. I was pregnant.  A...
I am not everyone's cup of tea . . . and neither are you. Yikes! That seems a little brutal, doesn't it? Yeah, it is brutal, but it is true. I am not going to be liked by everyone and neither...

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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...