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If you are anything like me, as a first time parent, I was terrified of messing up. Of doing everything wrong. Fear is a hard emotion to be vulnerable with, so it more often displays itself in the form...
If you're looking for things to do in the Quad Cities, chances are you are familiar with the Quad City Botanical Center, Niabi Zoo and Putnam Museum. These are three premier locations for kids and families in our area, and...
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 effort to HUG THEM MORE...
Kids are naturally curious about everything, including the night sky. Astronomy for families is easier and more fun than you might think! We have an entire universe of planets, stars and galaxies always right above us. All you have...
During this weird time in history, Facebook has been riddled with memes about having to feed all the people, ALL.THE.TIME. If you feel like the short-order cook at your house, it's probably not your imagination. But pandemic or no...
For 19 years of my career I worked in Higher Education in the Admissions and Recruitment fields. The last six years before I worked for myself, my role focused on marketing and I found my calling. I am an...
Therapist is a very broad term, even in the mental health world. The biggest difference is between agency mental health work and private practice. Even with those differences, this is pretty much how your day goes… 6:00 am: Up and...
When I was first asked to guest post on the QC Moms blog my first thought was, “What can I possibly say that hasn’t been said already?” While our family dynamic and the nature of my husband’s work in...
To say I've learned a lot in the past few weeks of sheltering in place is an understatement, but here are a few of my favorites. Our family of 6 cannot shower all in a row. Apparently we had never tried...
I had been thinking about starting a book club with our QC Moms and felt like now was the perfect opportunity to do just that. We all have tons of time on our hands, right? (ha ha ha ha...
I've been the mama to a boy for 4 years this month, and to say that it has changed my life is an understatement.  Never have I loved and laughed this much.  And never have I discussed bodily functions...
I’ve seen it several times in the last couple of days, and it’s still true. When you’re accidentally homeschooling and when working from home has been forced upon you, you’re just doing all you can to keep afloat. It’s...

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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,...
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