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25+ Yummy Spring Salad Ideas!

There is no reason to not jump into Spring with this round-up of Spring salad ideas!   25+ delicious, fresh and filling salads, that are bound to put a spring in your step.     I don't know...
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This post was republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And, if you’re like me, you’re looking for cute Valentines that won’t break the bank! Well, look...
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A New Year, A New Resolution to REALLY Reach Your Goals

I have never been so burned out going into a new year.  I do like the opportunity start the new year with starting something new. And this year, we need that more than ever....
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Out with New Year’s Resolutions: In with a New PLAN

It's about that time! The time when you start thinking about what the new year might hold for you. New Year's Resolution Time. After the trashcan fire of 2020, it might feel even more...

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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