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...
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...
My music education begins and ends with 6th grade orchestra. I vividly remember going into the orchestra room on the first day of middle school and sitting down in chairs arranged in a semicircle. I was excited to finally...
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...
If your child is starting Kindergarten this fall (or you have a preschooler who will be reaching this milestone in the next few years), you may be feeling excitement and panic. I know I sure was back in 2019...
The countdown to Kindergarten is almost over, and in a few short days I will be walking my baby into school for the very first time.  It is impossible for me to put into words how I feel about this...
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...
Schools Are Communities When I was growing up, I remember being reminded, many times, that we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. My family taught me to choose my words carefully. I grew up in a small...
Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is an exciting “rite of passage.” It is an enormous opportunity for intellectual and emotional growth. However, it is also a challenging time for students and their parents. In middle school, students are...
I've come to believe that there is some one missing from my life. That someone is a wiser, older woman. A woman who has raised her kids, but who can still remember the days of waking up in the...
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...
This post is the first of a three-part series for ABQ Mom. In the upcoming posts, parents with experience in independent schools will cover a variety of topics such as the benefits of an independent school, application calendar, and...
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...
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...

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Welcome moms! Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the promise of warmer days and fresh beginnings. March is the time...