It wasn't easy, but this is how my husband and I decided that major surgery was the best option for our 5-year-old. If you’ve been in a situation like this or find yourself in a similar situation right now,...
You're going to lose and that is how you win. We all learn from our failures, but knowing that our kids will go through hardships, failures, heartaches, and losses is perhaps one of the hardest parts of parenthood. Baseball teaches...
Hello May! And welcome Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! In this month we take the time to celebrate Asian American History. This month is important to me as an Asian American. I am half Chinese and half Caucasian....
And so the mom story goes... I was out all morning with the kids. We ended up being out longer than I expected so all the snacks I packed were gone, along with the emergency applesauce in the glove box....
When Summer temperatures reach into the hundreds, we look for all kinds of tips to beat the heat. Whether you want to find a pool or splash pad or keep your littles inside, we've got you covered! Take a...
Dear Military Mamas, Albuquerque is your home too. At least for now, right? I have been a military wife for 5.5 years now and have spent 4.5 of those years in Albuquerque. And I'm just now realizing this city is...
You would think that most seven year olds are asleep at 3 o'clock in the morning. But I recently found out that for one particular family, that isn't the case. There is a little girl that wakes up at...
I was standing over her crib in the NICU, just watching her sleep. She was seven weeks of pure preciousness! A hospital volunteer walked up behind me and asked, “Are you mom?” I proudly said, “Yes! Foster mom.” My heart...
Hey Momma! Yeah, you scrolling through your phone ignoring the dishes and waiting on coffee to brew. Don't stop the invite. It's easy to give up reaching out to your mom tribe, especially when you feel you're the only one...
I had a two-hour drive ahead of me. A part of me wanted to speed home. But the other part didn't want the drive to end. At one point, I began to lie to myself that everything was going...
I like to think that I maintain a calm and cool exterior at all times, but my three-year-old daughter would disagree. When she recognizes that I'm feeling overstimulated and frazzled, she brings me a fist-sized trinket to put inside...
Is anyone else having a hard time believing that it's already April? April feels like the unofficial start to spring, a fresh start, and a clean slate! I don't know about you, but I am so excited for all...
Choosing the right school for your child is a major decision. I personally have gone down many rabbit holes and often feel more confused by the end of my internet searches. There are so many great schooling options that...
As my kids have gotten older, I’ve realized how important it is to spend time with them individually. They’re thirteen months apart . . . so basically twins. They have had to share my time for their entire lives....

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I grew up in Albuquerque and never knew what treasures lie in our city's East Mountains. My husband grew up in Tijeras and introduced...