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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,...
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My Perfect Family of Four: Our Beautifully Imperfect Story

Perfect is a word that I rarely use. I don’t like to use it because I don’t think anything can ever be truly perfect. With that being said, I do think I have the...
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Why Having a Family of Six is the Best!

I never thought I would be asked to write an article on why being a family of six people is the best us, but I’m so excited about the challenge! In today’s society, I...
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A Guide to Minimalism for the Busy Mom

 Minimalism for the Busy Mom Before kids I was pretty good about keeping tidy, and holding on only to what I really needed and storing away only a few sentimental items. Then I became a...
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