It's wild to think that our children are entering their third school year affected by COVID. My little second grader has never attended a full school year without a disruption due to the pandemic, and yet she has had...
As a mom, it breaks my heart to say this, but as an educator, I have to tell you what we are seeing. Over the past 18 months, our kids have largely taken a hit to their learning foundations....
I never thought I would homeschool my kids, but here I am homeschooling during a pandemic. I am doing my best to adapt, but I have made many mistakes. Maybe I am learning through my mistakes. We love our neighborhood...
High school students in our state are back in class virtually. They are adapting phenomenally. If you know a high schooler, give them a (virtual) high five. Dear High School Students, In case no one has told you today, you are...
 If you're lamenting the end of summer and preparing your kids for this new school year, then this is for you. Also, if you are so glad summer is almost over, because your kids are driving you crazy and...
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...
Back-to-school time is one of the busiest times of year for families, so we at ABQ Mom wanted to make your life a little bit easier and gather great resources all together in one place. Whether you are jumping...
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...
Whether you're blinking away tears or celebrating, you'll want to commemorate the beginning of the school year! Some families choose to take photos on the first day of school. Why not take your little scholar's photo with one of...
As summer sun and fun comes to a close, it's time to look forward to a new school year. Each year is much like the last for those of us with school-age kiddos: early mornings, backpacks stuffed with fresh...
Please be patient with us. We’re sleep training. School is about to start, and we're sleep training in my household. No, not for a cute but wakeful infant. For a 6-year-old first grader and me, his middle-aged momma. With the aid...
My very first year teaching first grade, I spoke with some very angry parents. Their child's kindergarten teacher had assured them their child was on level and ready for first grade. I insisted that their child was below level...
One week into summer and our days are already filled with fun activities, time outdoors, and reconnecting with friends and family. I noticed I need to be really intentional with carving out time for my kids to practice their...
With the uncertainty of COVID-19 and our kids adjusting to what school may look like this year, there has been a huge increase in interest for all things homeschooling. Now, when you think about a homeschool family, I’m sure...

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Guide to December in Albuquerque

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December means family, food, and winter fun! Grab those coats and mittens, and then head out to see some holidays lights. Or order takeout...