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...
School may look different this coming year, but with an at-home learning space and some organizational tools, your children can succeed! You may have never pictured yourself teaching your children at home, but now that the re-opening of schools is...
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...
The end of a school year has a tendency to stir up so many emotions. As with childhood, time goes far too quickly. I find myself saying I'll remember to mark these memories tomorrow or next week. But far...
Kindergarten Ready? The global pandemic has caused many milestones to be canceled or changed: weddings, parties, and graduations. This includes the most adorable of all graduations, the sweet preschool graduation where children transition to “big kid” school. When my daughter graduated...
I'm going to take a wild guess that you may have some extra time on your hands right now. I'm sure you are also trying to encourage your kids to read or read more together as a family. And...
Raise your hand if you are still trying to figure out how to navigate COVID-19, AKA “La Rona,” and adjust to the new “normal”? I know I am.  If you told me seven weeks ago schools would be closed and...
It's now been over 8 weeks since schools in New Mexico closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did this disrupt this school year, but springtime is also when many families make decisions about the following school year...
I know there's been a lot of stress around schools closing. Everything feels unsure and parents are worrying about their kids missing class over the next few weeks. As a result a lot are looking for educational resources. Just a...
All New Mexican school kids are (temporarily) homeschool kids.  I'm a teacher and just learned that students will be missing several weeks of school without the option of making up that learning time. I won't be able to help them...
As I walk into the class, I hear an 8-year-old native English speaking child raise her hand to answer the teacher’s question.  “Conflict, maestra,” she says. “Sí," the teacher repeats in Spanish, “conflicto. That is a cognate - what does...
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...

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ABQ Mom’s Guide to Fall Leaves in and around Albuquerque

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How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful, vibrant landscape. Our seasons are distinct and fall is no different. With all of...