That sticky soy sauce stain stares me down. It’s only been two days since we had stir fry, but the saucy spot taunts me. I grab my mop. Let’s do this. I fill the mop with water, plug it in, and...
November is Adoption Awareness Month. Some reports suggest that the number of couples waiting to adopt in the United States is estimated at over 2 million. There are over 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. And out...
There are times where I feel that I haven't connected with my kids as much as I would like. Lately, I've overused phrases like “not right now” or "I'm in the middle of doing something." Of course, mom guilt consumes...
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. So to make all of us more aware of some of the issues and myths surrounding adoption, particularly international adoption, I interviewed a friend of mine, also an Albuquerque mama, who has three...
Finding fun family activities is important, especially now when most kids are glued to an electronic device. It can be challenging to compete with the likes of TikTok and Minecraft. Board games are a classic way to spend quality time...
Fill your cup first so that you can feel your best in order to give your best self to your loved ones. We cannot give from an empty cup. Filling our cup is crucial, not selfish. Moms take on the...
Can you relate to the ever-present pull of the internet when you want more information? After all, when your child is sick, you feel helpless as a parent. You want to do everything you can to make them feel...
When I moved away from my family 10 years ago, I didn’t just move down the street, I moved to another country. As a single 25-year-old with minimal responsibilities, I didn’t consider how that would affect my relationship with...
"This hike would have been so fun if only Corbin hadn't been so grumpy!" "Tonight would have been so perfect if only Isen didn't get so upset about the fireworks!" "Today would have been such a nice day if only the...
Do you ever look at your life and wonder how you ever got to the place you're at? Did you ever dream that motherhood had so many different roles? Caretaker, cook, maid, taxi driver, gardener, financial advisor, nurse, counselor,...
Northeast Albuquerque is a highly sought-after place to live in the Albuquerque Metro due to its proximity and ease of access to much of the city. The Northeast Heights is anything north of I-40 and east of I-25. The...
Our two-year-old loves going to Target. For a while, he would put his shoes on, run to the front door, and say, "Go to Target!". He remembers how to find the toy section and goes straight there when we...
Public charter schools are integral to our communities because every student learns differently. It is important that we continue to provide New Mexican students the right academic options that fit their learning needs. As a parent of a child attending...
  I was hesitant to see the Barbie movie, hence the late timing of this post. I have never really been a fan. Barbie didn't correlate with my parents' instillation of wisdom--superficial beauty is fleeting; hard work, independence, and knowledge...

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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...