Tuesday morning briefing: Early call, a break for moms and a gusher

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing Commander’s call If you feel like getting up early Wednesday… The ROTC Commander’s call is at 7:15 a.m. in the Clovis High School Activities Building behind the Rock. There will be an assumption of command for the corps commander and both squadron commanders. There […]

Moms Gear: The Bobble filtered water bottles allows you to fill up without fear

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Photo provided by Sprint Corbis The Bobble filtered water bottle comes in different sizes and colors. The 13oz. bottle is $8.95, 18.5 ounce is $9.95 and the one liter bottle is $12.95. A family pack with one of each size is $31.85. Replacement filters can be purchased separately at www.waterbobble.com. Emilie Lucchesi Many moms carry […]

Great moms raise tomorrow’s freedom fighters

Freedom New Mexico We often hear the cliche about Mom, baseball and apple pie to describe that which is red, white and blue. The one that matters most is Mom, who we honored Sunday. Baseball and apple pie are by-products and symbols of freedom, while Moms are producers and defenders of freedom. Moms don’t get […]

Moms are modern-day superheroes

Freedom New Mexico The words of poets and preschoolers alike are used today to sing the praises of the pillars of our families, the cornerstones of our households: Mom. Mothers far and wide will receive hand-made cards from their little ones, with “I love you” scrawled in various Crayola hues. And the words of Irish […]

Extension clubs more than gatherings for lonely moms

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian I always thought they were started so lonely mothers could have other women come to give them some company! And that meant us kids would have a lot of stuff to eat. (And they could make a quilt if they had time!) Now that is what I always thought. The […]

Mom creates parenting group

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michelle Druba, mother of 2, decided to start a parenting group to provide support to herself and other Clovis parents. Michelle Druba has lived in Clovis on and off for over 10 years. When she returned to Clovis as an adult, she wanted to meet other moms and dads. She […]

Teen moms need love, support

The March 15 letter headlined, “Responsibility begins with parents,” left me in a state of disappointment. I do agree raising our children morally and ethically begins with the parents. However, I also feel it is our responsibility as a community to encourage our children. So I applaud the person who initiated the Teen Parent Program. […]

Military moms susceptible to post-partum depression

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I recently received a touching letter from a woman struggling with post-partum depression. She mentioned that some days she can’t wait for night to come so that she can close her eyes again and not feel. This young military wife, who just had her first son while her husband is […]

Motherhood entails all sorts of job skills

Freedom New Mexico Consider this a rhetorical gift to all the moms out there: The term “working mother” is redundant. Please understand we mean no disrespect to anyone. Women who have to balance children and careers face formidable challenges. It’s just that the combination of the words “working” and “mother” sort of implies that a […]

Exercise important for moms

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week I took my youngest daughter, 11 months old, to a play date with several other moms, which was really an opportunity for me to enjoy some grownup company. As it often happens when women get together, our conversation eventually drifted toward issues of weight and looks, culminating with a […]

Motherhood is full-time position

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Everyone has a strong opinion on whether a mother should work or stay at home with her children. Working moms say that it’s not the amount of time spent with their children that matters but the quality of time they have together. Stay-at-home moms say that the only way to raise […]

Moms helping moms

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Racheal Irizarry, 24, snuggles with her newborn daughter, Serenity. Born in January, Serenity is Irizarry’s first child. (CNJ Staff Photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The only child in sight is 40 days old and in the arms of her mother. A calm prevails, in spite of her whimpers and her mother’s […]

Manners missing in breastfeeding case

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Folks in Santa Fe and Vermont are all atwitter about the breastfeeding New Mexico mom who was booted off a plane in Vermont. She was offered a blanket to cover her allegedly exposed breast while she fed her daughter. She declined and was asked to go back into the terminal. […]

Group declares war on mental illness

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Katrina Olguin with Warrior Moms & Dads of Clovis speaks Saturday during the first Warrior Moms & Dads Mental Health Awareness Event at Greene Acres Park. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King One day recently, Katrina Olguin said, she woke up to find her 4-year-old daughter, Kira, sneaking into her bedroom, not to surprise […]