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AN ODE TO A VILLAGE

AN ODE TO A VILLAGE

“It takes a village to raise a child.” I know you’ve heard this before. But do you believe it? I think we can all get behind the idea of a supportive tribe for our kids and our whole family. We would love to have backup if we are sick or need a night out. But deep […]

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I GIVE UP!

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, GIVE UP!

Once I became a mom, it seemed that so many balls were thrown in the air all at once.  Breastfeeding, working, lack of sleep, diapers, laundry, toys, advice from those I wanted it from and even more advice from those I didn’t.  The feeling of needing to have it all together felt overwhelming and unattainable, […]

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BEDTIME SNUGGLES OR DINNER DISHES

It was the end of another busy day in our home. I had been on the go running behind to every appointment and was desperately trying to play catch up. Bedtime was approaching so while I finished up work on the computer, cleaned up the kitchen from dinner, and put in another load of laundry my […]

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Love Letter to My Mom Bod

LOVE LETTER TO MY MOM BOD

My body has been 327 pounds and it has been 150 pounds. It has worn a bikini in a national magazine and all black to mask my size. So, there’s a lot going on in my head when it comes to my body. Most of the time I’m pretty positive about it, but there are […]

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THE FIGHT THAT SAVED OUR MARRIAGE

Brace yourselves ladies – Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. All week long your friends will be glowing with happy stories about their picture perfect relationships. Your social media feeds will be flooded with flowers, and kisses, and chocolates, and jewelry… You know the drill. It seems like every time February rolls around it’s a non-stop batterment […]

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Mom Hacks

MOM HACKS PART 1

Mommin’ isn’t a cake walk and we could all use some quick short cuts to keep our sanity.  Here are some tried and true “Mom hacks” to keep business running as smoothly as possible. RESTAURANT TOY When we were training our brand new puppy (before kids were in the picture), our trainer recommended that we […]

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KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Do you eat? Does your partner eat? Does your family eat? Do you have to feed them EVERY day? Do you even have to feed them more than once a day? Are you overwhelmed with all the feeding? Are you tired of the cooking and cleaning? Are you stressed about the dishes and crumbly floors […]

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10 QUAD CITY DATE IDEAS TO GO ON WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND(S)

Time with friends. It might not happen often but when it does I am so energized afterward. It’s like hitting the recharge button for an instant jolt of happiness.  When meeting up with friends, I tend to default to wine related things, but there are so many additional options (but wine is still an option).   […]

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