Don’t get me wrong. There have been plenty of occasions during my motherhood journey that a fellow mom has saved me from mom-barrassment. Like that one time another mother informed me that my son threw up in the shopping...
"Mami, put me to sleep again, please?" were the last words I wanted to hear after a long 10-hour workday. We had just gone through the whole bedtime routine--bath, play for 20 minutes, brush teeth, read two books in...
I'm done having babies. Much of my life, I've entertained the romantic notion that I'd have at least three children. I grew up the oldest of four kids in a home that was never quiet and you rarely had a...
“Mommy, will you play with me?” This feels like the millionth time my children have asked this so far today, and I just poured my coffee. When this question comes up, I’m usually in the middle of something. I’m either doing...
***This post discusses autism. At ABQ Mom, we seek to use whatever language reflects the inherent value of all people, and we also seek to honor the choices of the people within that community. However, a clear consensus does...
Is it just me? Or is there so much pressure to make our kid's lives feel magical these days? Like it's not enough that I feed them, clothe them, educate them, and love them with my whole being. I'm also...
I like to say that my children are enrolled in an 18-year course in my home, the university of relationships.    I just spent about a million dollars on school supplies and first-day-of-school outfits for three kiddos at Target. There's also...
I must admit that this letter is very much written to myself. The truth is that we moms are some of the worst in this area. We all judge others at times. We judge clothes, hair, children, behavior, parenting...
Before becoming a mom, I thought confidence would be something easy to teach. Somehow, in my mind, it would be simple. I would tell my kids they're brilliant, strong, smart, beautiful, brave, and . . . BOOM. They would...
First of all, this is not a judgment. I’ve sat on the sofa, trying to take deep breaths to calm my frustrations, doing the math to count the number of hours left until her bedtime and taken mental inventory...
Motherhood is an adventure. Fortunately, many have taken this trip before, and there are plenty of books to help guide one. However, occasionally this journey takes an unexpected turn on the road a little less traveled and with a...
Have you ever played a sport and thought, "Man, I think I'm getting good at this!" Or how about, "I'm so tired I don't want to show up to practice"? You are not alone. Well motherhood is a full...
Becoming a mom is one of the most life-changing things you will ever go through and preparing for it can almost feel impossible when you have no idea what you're about to experience. Trust me . . . I've spent...
Yep, that's right, my husband and I let our five year old have blue hair. Quite the statement, which I never thought I would utter, until now. Some of you may have already made up your mind that my husband...

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