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THE CLUB NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF

Two months ago I was coming to terms with being pregnant with my third baby. A surprise baby. I was struggling with the emotions of an unintended pregnancy. I hesitated in sharing the post on QCMB for fear of the judgement from others, but I decided to anyway because I knew I couldn’t be the […]

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FAQ | MOMS NIGHT OUT AT THE FIGGE

FAQ | MOMS NIGHT OUT AT THE FIGGE

We are so excited for our next Moms Night Out – a week from today. We really believe that this will be one of our best events yet. There are still a few tickets available, so get yours today. Just in case you have a few questions, here are more details! Can I buy a […]

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KINDNESS ROCKS

Kind is most certainly the new cool and I couldn’t be more excited about that. What a great time to be raising kids!  Need a tangible (and very fun) way to help your kids foster kindness and spread joy? Enter Kindness Rocks. Kindness rocks are literal rocks (stones) that are painted or colored with inspirational […]

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I GAVE UP

I gave up. I’m not one to ever encourage giving up or quitting. It honestly goes against ever I believe in. But this summer I gave up. I gave up a tidy house. I gave up on keeping up with laundry. I gave up on mealtimes. I gave up on any semblance of a bedtime […]

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY QUAD CITY TAKEOUT OPTIONS

It’s the chore that never goes away. Dinner creeps up on us every single night! We all have to eat. And then there is the pressure to have balanced, healthy meals (for good reason). I feel like I am always reaching for the perfect balance for my family. Like most parents, I feel the eyes […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING: 6 PRO TIPS

Ready or not-here it comes! Back to school countdown is ON and whether I’m ready for 4 kids in 3 schools doesn’t matter because-it’s happening.  Pro-Tip #1: This one takes taking a step back in time-or locking away for end of next school year-REUSE those half used notebooks, never sharpened pencils and still usable dry […]

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FUN MOM IS B-A-C-K

Fun mom is B-A-C-K! She arrived around Memorial Day but only can stay a few months. She always maximizes her annual visits.  There’s a whole lot more “yes”, “sure”, “absolutely” and “of course” and much less “no”, “I mean it”, and “absolutely not”. It feels so good to welcome her back and everyone in the […]

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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR WORLD STOPS?

My beautiful mother-in-love Joyce is an integral part of my family. She lives about three miles away and we see her on a daily basis. She is essentially my co-parent in many ways, especially during the spring and fall when my farmer husband is working inordinately long hours. She babysits regularly, so I can do […]

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