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5 EASY Ways to Put the THANKS in Thanksgiving

  It’s the week of Thanksgiving. I feel hard pressed to find ways to put the THANKS in Thanksgiving. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been scrambling all week to prepare for a  glorious, Pinterest-worthy...
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Favorite Halloween Books for Kids

My friends and family get a lot of unsolicited book recommendations and one of my greatest joys is matching the right person with the right book.  This month I want to tell you about...
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Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

Alas, the season of pumpkin everything is upon us! Basic girls, women, and mothers are coming out of hiding, bearing their boots, leggings, messy buns, & fully loaded Starbucks apps - ready to get their pumpkin...
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New Things To Do in the Quad Cities

If you're looking for things to do in the Quad Cities, chances are you are familiar with the Quad City Botanical Center, Niabi Zoo and Putnam Museum. These are three premier locations for kids and...
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A Day in the Life: QCA Foster Mom

Every day is unpredictable, crazy, fun and the unexpected finds a way to make its face known- this is a day in the life of a QCA foster mom/teacher at the beginning of June...
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Memorial Day: A Solemn Day to Remember

  I know you are reading this post probably getting ready for a relaxing afternoon or a day on the river to celebrate Memorial Day.  Did you know that Memorial Day is considered to be the...

How Our Lives Have Changed Since COVID-19

When I was first asked to guest post on the QC Moms blog my first thought was, “What can I possibly say that hasn’t been said already?” While our family dynamic and the nature...
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A Guide To Friendship as an Introvert During A Global Pandemic

It’s what we introverts have been waiting for our whole lives: The President of the United States of America has not only excused us from all social gatherings – he has encouraged it. Our...
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Teen to Teen: Things to Do in Quarantine (Besides Refreshing Snap)

Hello fellow teenagers, my mom's making me write this because I have a C in algebra. I personally will do none of these things, and continue to refresh Snapchat 5,739,283 times a day. Teen,...
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Breastfeeding Fashion

Breastfeeding and fashion? Do the two mix? Can you still be fashionable while taking off your clothes to feed your little one? It is not easy, but it is possible! Here are a few...
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5 Reasons to Take Your Baby to the Chiropractor

When a baby isn’t feeling their best, it can be hard to figure out what’s bothering them. Whether you know exactly what the problem is or not, a gentle adjustment might be just the...
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Specific Strategies for Living a Minimalist Mom Life

Specific Strategies for Living a Minimalist Mom Life In my previous article, I revealed to you my journey towards becoming a minimalist mom. If you’ll recall, in my article A Busy Mom’s Guide to Minimalism,...