As parents, we frequently worry about hot cars in the summer months. There are the frightening headlines depicting the dangers of car temperatures. But, a less frequent topic is making a comfortable car ride for kids this time of...
Christmas is just around the corner! Just kidding. It's five months away. But honestly, this time of year is the best for Christmas shopping. There are lots of sales, lots of ideas, and the holiday pressure hasn't crept up...
I've got a lot of (childless) friends who used the pandemic as a time to pick up a new hobby: bread baking, learning a new language, or learning an instrument. But hobbies for moms? When? How? I tried, I really...
I have always been somewhat of a morning person. Meaning I am not grumpy in the morning, and I don't mind getting up out of bed. But please don't talk to me until I have had a cup of...
At what age do you finally decide to let your children help you around the house? Or to get a few simple things done with their help? The truth is that you can start as soon or as early...
  Hey, mama. I know you're busy. So in this post, I'm just gonna give it to you straight. We just visited Disneyland in California in February 2022 and learned some things the hard way. Though I'd love to give...
This year has definitely challenged my family and I in many ways. We all undergo trials, and how we navigate through them is up to us. I found myself stretched too thin to try and be present for all my...
Ah, bedtime. You finally get your kids ready for bed, and it’s your turn to relax, eat your snacks in peace, or just get things done without distractions. As parents, we know that bedtime is not always a smooth process....
$95k in debt gone in three years. To be honest, one of the reasons why my husband and I moved to Albuquerque over 10 years ago was because it was rated the #4 place to live to get ahead financially...
Don't you hate it when you've tried ALL the options in that one section at Target and still . . . still, your problem remains? Oh, I have been there, my friend. And because I have been there, I've...
When I first moved to New Mexico, I kept spotting these yellow tarps on top of many of the houses. I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out what those things were. My husband finally clued me in...
Riding a bicycle can be an extremely beneficial strategy for helping a child learn to cross their midline or develop core body strength. All children can benefit from this, but one of my children needs a little extra help...
I learned a lot in my 16+ years of formal education: how to calculate molar weight, that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, and the event that started World War I. What I did not learn was personal...
It used to take me six hours to get back to all of my work emails. I was constantly distracted. My notifications on my phone would keep going off. And I felt like everyone needed me right then and...

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Guide to VBS in the Albuquerque Area

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Some parents choose to send their kiddos to Vacation Bible School (VBS) over the summer. The Albuquerque Area has a ton of options to...