We are excited to present our readers with ABQ Mom’s Guide to Moving to Albuquerque. This guide aims to be a one-stop-shop for our families out there who are moving to our favorite city in the world, Albuquerque. We’ve compiled all the need-to-knows and nice-to-knows so that you and your family can feel right at home in the Southwest.
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Guide to Pediatricians
Choosing a pediatrician for your child can be a daunting task. Which one is the best fit for our family? Do you offer same-day sick appointments? What if my baby gets sick when the office is closed? Are you certified by the American Board of Pediatrics? Are you part of a group practice?
Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum
The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with lots of joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. Many families are choosing their care provider, where they will deliver, alternative medicine services, and let’s not forget all the choices to make once baby is born!
Guide to Dentists and Orthodontists
As soon as those first little baby teeth start to sprout, parents begin to have questions about their kiddo’s teeth! How soon do we take them to the dentist? How often do they need a checkup? What if they need corrective measures? How do I combat cavities? What if my child is afraid of the dentist?
Guide to Fitness, Health & Wellness
What are you doing this year to take care of you? We all know that we cannot pour out to our families and others if we haven't poured anything in to ourselves. And one of those ways we can pour into ourselves is by maintaining our own fitness and health.
Guide to Preschools and Childcare
Choosing childcare or a preschool can be daunting. We hope this guide will serve as a one-stop-shop as you search for that place where you feel comfortable and where you know your little one will be cared for.
Guide to Private Schools
We are excited to present our readers with the ABQ Mom's Guide to Private Schools. This guide aims to be a one-stop shop for families who are considering private education for their children.
Guide to Charter Schools
We are excited to present our readers with the ABQ Mom’s Guide to Charter Schools. This Charter School guide aims to be a one-stop-shop for our families out there who are considering charter schools for their children.
Guide to Parks
Because we’re raising littles, we all know the importance of parks. And finding a good park that fits your family is a parenting necessity. Luckily for us, Albuquerque is FULL of parks ready to become your new go-to hang spot. We’ve broken it up into five different sections to make it easier to find a park near you.
Guide to Pools and Splashpads
As temperatures rise and the end of the school year approaches, pools and splash pads will be making their debut, and just in time to cool us in the summer heat. Pack up the family and check out one of these fun pools or splash pads in the Albuquerque area.
Kids Eat Free
When it comes to taking the entire family out to eat, we know it can get pricey very quickly. But we also admit that sometimes parents need a break from doing it all, not to mention a break in our wallets. So, we have gathered all the places in the Albuquerque area into one list that let kids eat free, or close to it!
Looking for the perfect place to celebrate your little one turning another year older? Well, we are very excited to present you all with the ABQ Mom's Guide to Birthday Parties. This guide is a one-stop shop for parents as you decide where to host your children's birthday parties.
Salt and pepper. Mac and cheese. Moms and coffee. Some things just go together. If you love your coffee like we know you do, maybe it’s time to branch out from your ordinary spot and try some new coffee shops.
Need some inspiration for a special date night with your love? We've broken down all of our favorite, local date night ideas into helpful categories. Love a fancy dinner over candlelight? We've got you covered. Or is a tennis match and a beer at a local brewery more your style? Read on and find whatever option fits you and your partner best.
New Mexico Travel
New Mexico is truly one of the United States’ hidden gems. Go exploring with your family this summer without traveling too far from home and without breaking the bank. Experience all the beauty, history, and culture our great state has to offer. Check out some ideas below for some in-state travel.
Family Friendly Trail Walks
One of the great things about living in Albuquerque is the weather. This gives you so many opportunities to be outdoors in nature. With the Rio Grande on one edge of the city, and the Sandia Mountains on the other, we are literally surrounded by beauty.
Adventure in New Mexico
We live in a beautiful state. There are so many different parts of New Mexico that have so much to offer, and the list below has a bunch of options that you can reach by just hopping in the car. Grab your adventuring crew and check out the ABQ Mom’s Guide to Adventuring in New Mexico.