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...
If you're tired of your kids' video games, you've already seen that episode of Barney and Thomas the Train one too many times (once was way too many for me),  and you're ready to see some sights with a...
Summer is over! Can you believe it?! Hopefully your family had a chance to soak in the sun and catch up with loved ones. As a teacher, I enjoy the beginning of the school year. The anticipation of a...
This post is the last of a three-part series for ABQ Mom. In our previous posts, we explored what makes an independent school different from other schools and the independent school application process. We hope this blog series will...
Hi, I’m Angela. I’m the proud mother of two public charter school students--one in high school and the other in elementary. I’d like to take this time to bust some myths about charter schools. First things first: charter schools are...
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...
Many years ago when my oldest son was two, 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...
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...
ABQ Mom recently got to check out Hope Christian School's beautiful new elementary campus and chat with their Director of Enrollment Management. Hope Christian School provides Christ-centered education for students from ages 3 through 12th grade. Their upcoming application deadline...
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...
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...
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...
This post is the last of a four-part series for ABQ Mom. In our previous posts, we explored what makes an independent school different from other schools, the application process, and how tuition assistance works. We hope this blog...
School is starting! With all the craziness of school shopping and schedule rearranging, our kids are feeling all of the nerves that come with school. I've compiled five different before-school affirmations to help our kids (and us!) with the...

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30 Spring Break Activities in the Albuquerque Area

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For those of us in APS or RRPS, Spring Break is upon us. If you're staying in town, we've come up with a list...