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Meghan Cooley

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A committed member of the boymom club, Meghan has five active, adventurous, crazy sweet men in her life she often calls her “favorite boys”. Charles is 10, Oliver is 8, Bennett is 5, Simon is 3 and her husband, Luke is a fun, patient, loving father to all these crazy characters. For 18 years, Meghan worked in higher education at a private college in recruitment, marketing, and social media. Now, working from home, she balances four boys, a great husband, freelance writing and social media consulting. Meghan grew up in St. Charles, IL (a western Chicago suburb), attended Augustana College, and is a true Quad City transplant - she loves living in this area! She likes to read, sing, plan adventures, travel and just be with her favorite boys.

Can Managing Energy Save an Overwhelmed Mom?

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I’m overwhelmed. I can’t seem to keep some of the details of life in line. We have a crazy busy life with tons of arrangements and things to remember every day. With four kids and...
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Live how you want them to live: a mother’s lesson.

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How she sees me The joy of parenting is obvious in the life of our daughter-in-law Meghan Cooley. She lives how she wants her kids to live. The results are apparent in her children, my...
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Virtual Birthday Party Ideas

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We have some great tips for virtual birthday parties. February is birthday month at our house because we celebrate three of our boys and my husband. We usually go completely overboard, because I’m THAT...
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Life in Rock Island: Top 10 Reasons to Live in Rocktown

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There are a lot of reasons to live in Rock Island. I've now lived in Rock Island for over 20 years and we love it. My husband and I both work in Rock Island...
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What I Learned from The Mom of a School Shooter

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Recently I picked up the book: A Mother’s Reckoning — Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold. Klebold’s son is Dylan, one of the shooters responsible for the Columbine High School shooting....

10 AMAZING PARENTING HACKS: TIPS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

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There are a few game-changing parenting hacks that have made a huge difference in our lives. We have four boys ages 12 to 4. Some of these hacks we’ve used for years and others...
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GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS WHO LIKE TO FIGURE THINGS OUT

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Gift giving is definitely my love language. In another life I'd love to be a personal shopper, though the real joy for me is watching someone open a gift I purchased that is just...
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MAKE DINNER TIME EASY: STOP TRYING SO HARD

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After a crazy day of working and balancing all the things, I rushed around to get dinner on the table before our evening plans. I shouted 2-3 times for everyone to come to dinner,...
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FOUR MUST HAVE CLEANING SUPPLIES FOR EVERY MOM

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I’ve been a mom now for 11 years and there are four cleaning/household supplies I can’t live without: Dawn dish soap (blue), OxiClean, Magic Eraser, and Vinegar. I didn’t know about all of these...
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HOW TO HOST A FOOD FIGHT: TIPS AND TRICKS

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For two years my kids asked me if we could have a food fight. I kept telling them we had to do it in the summer. One year we even put it on our...
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THREE FUN SUMMER ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO AT HOME

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I'm always looking for something unique to do with my kids especially this year and especially outside. These three fun summer activities have been HUGE WINNERS!  Toy Vehicle Car Wash Each kid gathered up 10 cars...
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HUG YOUR KIDS: THEY NEED IT AND SO DO YOU.

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I'm a hugger. I have four kids and I love to snuggle and be close to them, but I've realized in the past few months, I've been hugging less. So, I'm making a concentrated...
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