November 9, 2017 marked the opening night of the New Mexico Veteran Art Show. This non-profit organization is staffed by volunteer veterans and seeks to promote the artistic talents of military personnel, past and present, their spouses, and their children. You can read more about the organization by visiting their website here. The Art Show was housed in the Fine Arts building of the New Mexico Fairgrounds and is open to the public for 2 weeks.
Separating is never easy when you have a child together. It is difficult to hold negative feelings for your ex, and at the same time acknowledge the positive feelings your child has for the other parent. But your ability to regulate your emotions and to put your child’s needs first will increase your child’s emotional stability, cognitive growth, and ability to create trusting and meaningful relationships.
May 6, 2018 marked the 33rd Annual “Run for the Zoo – And Walk With Us Too!” at the Albuquerque Zoo. This nonprofit event is so popular that it caps at 12,000 participants. Proceeds from the event support the Albuquerque Biopark, which includes the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.
April 20, 2018 marked the sixth annual Peter H. Johnstone Settlement Day. Named in honor of a deceased family law attorney who helped organize this event, this free mediation program matches family court cases with volunteer attorneys to settle a high number of cases in one day. In the months leading up to the event, judges and court staff work to identify and assign cases to this event. Cases qualify for this mediation day if neither party has an attorney but seem willing to mediate. Cases range from divorce without children, to divorce with children, to parentage, to post-divorce disputes.