You care about the future for your kids and as a mother, you already know the benefits of recycling for the future planet they will live in. You already know recycling helps us waste less, conserves natural resources, saves...
School is starting and that means parents are adding one more thing to their already busy lives--reading homework! When I taught, I always asked my families to read for 20 minutes a day. It's a common homework assignment for good...
A milestone like sending your child to preschool deserves some careful consideration. Of course, you want to find the best preschool or daycare that meets your little one's emotional and physical needs. And then there's always the academic aspect...
Kids LOVE notes! I don't know about your kids, but mine absolutely love getting a note from mom during their long day at school. Lunch notes can encourage them and can also remind them that you are thinking of them...
The beginning of the school year is here! We want to help you capture those kiddos and the funny things they say for your memories with this 2019 Back-to-School Chalkboard printable.  Download this 2019 Back-to-School Chalkboard Printable. Fill it out...
New Mexico's tax free weekend is here, which, of course, means back-to-school shopping! Here are all the details you may need to know about the tax free holiday! Plus scroll down for my #1 tip when it comes to...
Back to school is almost upon us! Or as I like to say, Christmas comes early for parents! Just kidding! The fun of summertime walks, ice cream sundaes, and camp outs are giving way to the fall of turning...
One of our goals as parents is to instill our values to our children. If you identify as a Christian and follow a biblical worldview, your family strives for behavior that follows certain principles. Of course, these values are...
Twenty-four years ago, my husband suggested we homeschool. I laughed. He then suggested we just attend a homeschool conference.  I thought it wouldn’t hurt to at least look into it. Well, my youngest child graduated last year. So after...
7 Lessons Learned From the Little House Books I have been reading through the Little House Books with my children over the last few years.  We aren't finished yet, but we have really enjoyed them! Reading about how life was...
It's Teacher Appreciation Week. And we want to thank the teachers that care for and instruct our kiddos day in and day out. If you're a teacher, we hope you know how much you're appreciated.  This great big Teacher Appreciation Week...
Ten years ago when my oldest son was 2, we were at Mary Fox Park near Old Town for some play time. A group of children (some young and some older) and their teachers arrived and started playing.  I...
Spelling Brought Tears from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Spelling Brought Tears

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I hated Mondays in grade school. Mondays were spelling pretest days.  If you got them all right, you didn’t have to take the real test on Friday. But I never got them all right. In fact, it was a...
How do you excite your children about reading? Multiple studies have found that reading as a child boosts brain development in many areas, including language learning, literacy skills, imagination, and cognitive ability. Reading has even been shown to lessen every-day stress...

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ABQ Mom Guide to Summer Camps

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The countdown to summer break is on! We know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of...