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5 non-couponing ways to save money on groceries

I have three kids younger than three and a half. Disorganization is my middle name. So you can probably imagine that I. Hate. Coupons. However, I happen to LOVE saving money. Maybe that’s why my fiscally minded (financial planner) hubby was so interested in me. 😉 I doubt it though, because as much as I […]

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5 quick curb appeal tips from Ruhl&Ruhl

If you’ve watched a single HGTV show, you know the power of curb appeal. Outdoor decor can help a home stand out and attract potential buyers. It can literally help sell your home. Maybe you aren’t ready to sell your house today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t consider how to make your outdoor space special. And summer is a great […]

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very merry birthday

Our home was recently transformed in to a winter wonderland.  My oldest son requested to have a Christmas tree party for his eight birthday.  Because this seemed like an odd request, I questioned him on multiple occasions and got the same answer every time. To make his birthday wish come true, we dug out our Christmas decorations […]

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10+ five ingredient dinners allys sweet and savory eats

10+ five ingredient meals

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Food. Having a hard time getting dinner on the table?  Haven’t gone to the grocery store in awhile? One of these dinners WILL work for you! You asked, I’ve answered. So, so, so many of you want meals that require little effort and minimal […]

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help us support a local charity!

The Quad Cities has been greatly impacted by the Living Land & Waters charity, and QCMB is thrilled to participate in the “You Share. We Share.” program sponsored by SUBWAY® Restaurants and Social Moms. From now through August 31st, SUBWAY® Restaurants are partnering with local charities to give back to their communities. When you eat […]

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camping with kids

It’s summer and it is time to dust off the tent and camping supplies and head to the nearest campground. Camping with kids can be challenging but also loads of fun.  When our family camps we are entertaining children from tween to toddler.  While my youngest calls playing in a mud puddle, “the BEST day […]

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life in the red lane

While perusing the depths of the internet a few weeks ago, I found an article titled “13 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Redhead.” I was distracting myself from writing last month’s post enumerating upon my father’s death, because, emotions, yuck. Tackling this seemed like a better option.  As a natural redhead, I always […]

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ten tips to build expressive language in toddlers

I am a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist with a specialty in early childhood education.  While many toddlers learn to speak and never stop jabbering, some are slower to use their expressive language and may need some assistance from caregivers.  Below are the 10 most common tips I give to parents to help boost their child’s language.. […]

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