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Jessica Rose

Jessica is a home educator and owner of QC Moms. She lives in a geriatric, temperamental Victorian home with her six children ages 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 and 5. She is passionate about natural living, homeschooling her wild and free children, gentle parenting, and trying to glorify God in her daily life. If there is any time left over, she enjoys reading, her planner, reading, cooking, writing, baking, Netflix and Facebook, reading, and learning new things. She used to write at http://www.farmfreshjessica.com.
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Winter Self Care Checklist + Free Printable

Winter is truly a peaceful season; snow cover genuinely makes the air and your surroundings quieter. We're forced to stay indoors more here in the Midwest. The magic of watching the snow fall, especially...
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New Years Traditions from Around the World

New Year’s Traditions Around the World I love teaching my children about the rest of the world as much as possible. We're constantly looking up other cultures' methods for everything from what they do when...
BLoom 2020

Bloom 2020:: Giveaways, Presenters, Swag, and Vendors

Presented by QC Moms, Genesis Birth Center , City Mom Collective and Hosted by our Sister Sites Are you a business that is interested in being involved in this event? Please contact Jessica at [email protected] to...
BLoom 2020

BLOOM 2020: A VIRTUAL Mini-Conference for Moms

We are thrilled to be planning our fifth annual BLOOM – a national event! This year it will be a VIRTUAL Mini-conference for all moms, as well as some special attention for new and...
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FREE Family Fun at the Drive-In

Join WQPT and QC Moms for some FREE family fun at the drive in! WQPT will host some free family fun in the form of a  preview of The Age of Nature at the Bluegrass...
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12 Fall Fashion Items You NEED to Be a Stylish Mom (and Almost All...

I love to be as stylish of a mom as I can be for as little money as possible. I learned a long time ago that I can throw on baggy sweats and a...
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2020 Guide to Quad Cities Apple Orchards

Apple crisp? Apple pie? Apple latkes? Yes please! Find those ingredients atone of our fine Quad Cities area apple orchards. Nothing says fall like apples, and nothing makes apples taste better than knowing they were...
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Guide to Quad Cities Pumpkin Patches

The Quad Cities is an amazing place to be in the fall. Actually, the our spot in the midwest is pretty perfect year round, and especially in the fall, and there's nothing like Quad...
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Guide to the Quad Cities’ Favorite Coffee Shops

Coffee is to moms what atoms are to the universe. It’s the basis of what makes this life possible and if it were taken away, there would be nothing left. Certainly nothing worth living...

45 Homeschool Activities Someone ELSE Can Do With Your kids

Like many parents this fall, you may find yourself unexpectedly homeschooling your children. You may be drowning in Pinterest boards full of great homeschooling ideas, but not have the time to implement them. Enter...
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Back to School Hacks 2020: Virtual Learning & In-Person Combo

Remote and Virtual Learning: Many of us are opting for, or it has been chosen for us, a hybrid of virtual learning and in-person school. We have the best hacks, tips and tricks for a...
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Back to School Hacks for 2020: Homeschool

Homeschool Hacks As an experienced homeschool mom, I often get asked by new homeschoolers for advice. I'll share my top homeschool hacks for those of you who might be trying homeschooling out for the first...
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Passionate about parenting and the Quad Cities, QC Moms strives to connect area moms to relevant resources, local businesses, can’t-miss happenings, and most of all — each other! Find the connections you crave