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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...
Do you ever wonder what our kids will remember from their childhoods? Recently I picked up a book that really resonated with me - “The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact”, by Chip Heath. It was...
We are so excited that with the vaccine implementation and COVID cases plateauing, there is a huge likelihood that things will be back to normal(ish!) this summer. If you're anything like us, you're beyond thrilled knowing the summer of...
It was about two years ago when our then 9-year-old son wanted to stop being treated like a kid. My husband and I weren’t quite ready to accept that our little boy was growing up, but we understood and...
We all remember middle school friendships and how fickle they are. Loyalties and alliances changed as often as *NSYNC's outfits. These relationships seem to be getting trickier at an even younger age, as parents around the country report an...
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 mom that loves overdoing birthdays....
Being a mom is many things, and answerer-of-all-the-questions is near the top of that list.  More often than I want to admit, I get in a rut where I answer my kids on auto-pilot, basically playing verbal whack-a-mole to...
Raising kids in a small town is just right for us.My husband was raised on a farm south of the Quad Cities, and I was a small town girl, growing up in Milan, adjacent to the Quad Cities. When...
I'm always down for mindful ways to save money but lets face it, some of us weren't made for spreadsheets and budgets. Tips like cutting out stops at my favorite coffee shop are just not going to happen--not during...

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