My 5-year-old is very inquisitive. He asks a million questions a day. I love his curious attitude towards the world, but it has led to some tough questions. Sometimes, he will ask me a question that makes me cringe,...
Getting out of the house with children is quite the feat. And if you're anything like me, arriving late to events is more stressful than most other circumstances in life. Since having kids, I've grown more relaxed on start times...
It was a warm summer’s day. My kids and I were outside for our daily dose of vitamin D and vitamin N (nature!). My oldest son was playing on the swing set. I was picking weeds. And my youngest son...
My favorite part of a soccer game is definitely the anticipation. Will this be the cross to the forward that results in a goal? Will the keeper grab the ball before it smashes into the net? Can the mid-fielder...
Look at this picture. You've seen hundreds like it on social media. Adorable, right? Cute baby playing with her dog, the dog lying down nicely as she approaches . . . Actually, this photo is far from innocent and safe.  This...
The Sharing Scenario Child A has a toy. Child B wants it (of course). Child B asks nicely if he/she can play with it. What do you do? Can we all agree upon a standard approach? You know, so that...
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Help! My Kid’s a Biter!

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Help! My kid's a Biter! He is sweet, kind, loving, and cuddly. But for some reason, when he feels threatened, he bites. It happened often when he was younger. He would bite his brother or sister when they smothered him...
Kids have so much energy! Little kids are especially energetic. When winter hits and it's freezing, it can be difficult to let kids burn off energy outside. And when the days get colder, shorter, an darker, we move our play...
Young moms are offered a great deal of advice. None is offered more commonly than the following pieces of parenting wisdom: "Cherish these moments!" "It goes by so fast!" "You're going to miss this so much!" It's good advice. It's well meaning, and...
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. I recently read a book, Situational Ethics, by Rick Jordan that addresses dealing with a bully in a way that was definitely helpful to me. So I thought I'd share it with you too.  Rick Jordan...
Albuquerque Moms Blog teamed up with Leap International Montessori School for Parents Night Out in September. The school offers a parents’ night out once a month and calls the event “Dinner and a Movie.” Children get to watch a...
It has been incredibly hot in the 505 lately. And I don’t know about you, but my kids and I don’t get outside in the heat of the afternoon. We focus on getting our outdoor time first thing after...
We expect so much from our children. Yes, it's our job to teach them and shape them into adults who function in society. But how often do we expect things of our children that we don't do ourselves? It...
Your big kid needs a booster. Yes, really. You've been diligent about buckling your child in, first in their baby 'bucket', then their convertible seat, and finally their booster. Now your little one is not so little anymore -he's over...

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Guide to 4th of July in the Albuquerque Area

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As we finally get back in to the swing of things we have a bunch of Fourth of July fun for you-- whether you...