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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 of homeschool, baked homemade bread,...
Want to take a road trip near the Quad Cities? We've got a lot to offer in the Quad City area, but if you're like me, sometimes you want a change of scenery and to get the heck out...
In spite of the many challenges that the pandemic has placed on families, the extra time at home has led to a closeness with my boys that I can’t help but be grateful for. I’ve strived to savor our...
I have to admit, I was running out of ideas for my teens and pre-teen! Like many of us, my kids have been home for the better part of a year and we needed some new projects to keep...
Since the pandemic began we’ve heard a lot about "rights." The fear that all rights are being infringed upon and you’ll never get any of them back, ever. That you don’t actually have any rights when there is the...
I loved hearing about and from our Mothers during May so I wanted to give a shout out to Dads too during their month. So much of what my dad taught me, is reflected in the kind of mother...
In a year that has been scary and suffocating and limiting, don't you want to just grab your people and go run free? Wouldn’t it be even more fantastic to do that on a beach? If you are not...
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 two busy adults, it’s a...
We’ve all been there.  The end of summer arrives all too soon and we think “where did the time go? I didn’t do any of the things I wanted to do!” It might be the Midwesterner in me, but as...
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 four grandsons. The boys have...
Why does this house never seem clean!?  It seems like all I’ve done today is clean! The idea of trying to create a daily cleaning rhythm seems impossible! Raise your hand if this has ever been you.  🙋 Yeah.  Me too. When...
Here at QC Moms, written by moms, for moms, we care about all aspects of your parenting journey. Part of building confidence as a mom is creating personal confidence in yourself. When you look good, you tend to feel...

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    1. Let Them Pick Their Costume. For most parents, this seems like a no brainer. But if you're a control freak like myself, you...
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