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...
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...
I've been a high school English teacher for the past 16 years. And for much of that time, I've also taught ACT and SAT Prep. While scoring well on a college entrance exam is not the end-all and be-all...
When I was a little girl, I remember seeing pictures of the big yellow school bus and traditional classroom settings. I asked my mom about them, but she explained to me that we did things a little differently. I...
One of the most important decisions you make as a parent is choosing the right school for you and your family. It is really hard to pick a school that will provide your little one quality education to prepare...

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ABQ Moms Guide to Dentists & Orthodontists

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As soon as those first little baby teeth start to sprout, parents start to have questions about their kiddo’s teeth! How soon do we...