Tim and I sat in the waiting room, and all I could think was: “This is not how I pictured having a baby.” We had been asked to leave the room of the baby we were adopting.  Infertility and Loss Tim...
I've come to believe that there is some one missing from my life. That someone is a wiser, older woman. A woman who has raised her kids, but who can still remember the days of waking up in the...
I was not an athletic kid. My first experience with team sports was soccer, and I hated it. Too shy to take the ball from anyone, my long hair all over my face in the Texas panhandle wind, I...
My friend likes to tell the story about when she saw me with my newborn for the first time.  She was visiting one day and I stumbled into the living room. I was heavy-eyed and disheveled, my nightgown stained with...
Hey, mama. Do you ever find yourself driving your kids around, especially on long summer days, wishing you could just finish one train of thought? Are Cocomelon songs crushing your soul? Sick of singing about Bruno (but not talking...
Before my husband and I got married, we decided we would use gentle parenting techniques on our kids. After I had our twins, I have come to appreciate the benefits of gentle parenting. For parents that are not familiar...
If you told me that my 10- and five-year-old would be playing nicely together during a pandemic, I would have thought it was a very strange dream that I'd soon wake up from. But my two oldest play Roblox...
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Fostering Love

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May is National Foster Care Month. Let's welcome guest blogger, Angela, a current foster mom. My stomach is in knots as I open the door for the social worker. A bigger than necessary smile plastered on my face.  All the...
Dinner time. Do those two words make anyone else's eye start to twitch a little? I've never enjoyed cooking. Since I didn't really learn how until it became necessary to feed my family, I've had my share of burnt cookies,...
Often, hospitality can revolve around sharing food.  Food can be a great ice breaker both for adults and kids.  As we’ve talked about the last few days, this doesn’t always have to to be fancy or expensive, but rather the...
We don't like to use charts in our home. Rewards charts and chore charts have never really jived with us. Honestly, I don't like having to keep up with them. And we expect our kids to help out around...
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...
When my daughter hit her first birthday, it was like a switch flipped. A lot seemed to change right around the year mark. She decided she was done nursing, began walking, dropped the morning nap, etc. As she continued to...
A favorite book on our family's bookshelf is The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. You probably know how it goes: The spider lands on a fence post and begins to spin her web. While working, she has many...

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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...