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6 Expert Tips to Save Money on Back to School Shopping

Ready or not-here it comes! Back to school countdown is ON! The beginning of the school year is fee filled and budget busting. I've been doing this a while now- putting a bunch of...
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5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Get Outside Once School Starts

We spend a lot of summer outside but I also want to encourage our kids to get outside and enjoy nature once school starts! As I’m sure was the case for lots of you,...
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5 Tips for Thriving in Summer as a Working Mom

I want to enjoy summer as a working mom instead I feel like all I get to do is survive. Summer in an office environment doesn't exactly sizzle. My alarm still goes off at...
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5 Quad City Nature Spots in Which to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Want to create a special memory with your energetic kiddos this summer? Adventure is just around the corner. Here are five of my family's favorite Quad City nature spots. Nahant Marsh in southwest Davenport is...
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A Checklist for Successful Summer Day

What constitutes a successful day for you in the summer? “No one broke any bones, drowned, or got sun burn blisters.” “Everyone is alive and mommy hasn’t had too much coffee or wine.” “We did four hours...
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5 Great Ways to Save for Back To School

The summer is almost over! It’s the most magical time of the year for some parents when the kids get to go back-to-school.  Back-to-school shopping can be expensive.  My son seems to grow 2...
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10 Budget Friendly & Easy Back to School Snacks

Enjoy this awesome list of {easy budget friendly} back to school snacks! I am happy to pass some of this parenting onto the teachers in a few weeks. I'm exhausted.     These kids get hot lunch...
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Free Family FUN in and around the Quad Cities

  I love my kids, but gosh dang it! They are expensive! I am all about Free Family Fun in the Quad Cities. We all love to get out of the house and take our kids...
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