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SUMMER BUCKET LIST

  Summer is upon us and for some of you lucky moms, it has already started. For the rest of us school is almost out, and that means summer vacation can officially begin! Last summer my family and I were in the trenches of welcoming our third baby home. We weren’t really up for a whole lot of […]

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MOMMY DITCH DAY

I am letting you all in on my dirty little secret. Spread the word carefully. This isn’t to be shared with just anyone. But every once in a while … I take a Mommy Ditch Day.   I don’t tell anyone. I get up and get ready like a normal day. I take the kids […]

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TEEN TO ADULT TRANSLATION GUIDE

I live in a foreign land. It’s inhabited by creatures that look human, are human, but don’t speak human. I have trouble communicating, keeping up and especially understanding. Maybe you’ve talked with a teenager recently too. I’ve been jotting down some of the teenage-isms I hear or see on text/Instagram/Twitter of late. Just to keep track. […]

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END OF THE YEAR TEACHER GIFT

This post was republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted.  It’s been five months since my son started preschool. I vividly remember dropping him off on the first day. I was expecting tears, nerves, and lots of hugs… Instead, he jumped out of the van without hesitation, yelled “Bye Mom! Love you!” and walked […]

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QC ULTIMATE SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE

Summer in the Quad Cities! If you’re looking for fun, educational, theatrical and sportsy activities – we’ve got the ultimate guide for you! CAMPS Looking for something unique? Rivermont Collegiate Summer Camps have you covered. There are tons of programs for kids preschool through eighth grade. We love the unique programs like coding for kids, little engineers, […]

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DEAR KIDS, STAY THE HECK OUT OF THE FRIDGE

This post was republished with permission from Rita over at Fighting Frumpy.  Dear Children, … Or should I say, “dear starving undernourished waifs?” Or perhaps “plague of famished locusts?” Because that’s precisely what I think of when I open the refrigerator and it echoes. It’s as empty as my wallet – the one I JUST OPENED TO […]

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GET YOUR TICKETS | MOMS NIGHT OUT JUNE 9

We don’t think there’s a better time to live in the Quad Cities than June. We enjoy gorgeous temperatures, incredible scenery and so many beautiful blooms! That’s why we’re bursting with excitement about our next Moms Night Out – an exclusive garden party on the grounds of Rivermont Collegiate! This will be a private event especially for moms. […]

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10 HEALTHY AFFORDABLE DINNERS

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats.   Need a jump start?  Me too.  Dinner can be challenging! Cruise on through these 10 Healthy Dinners made from  wholesome ingredients purchased at ALDI!   ***This post is sponsored by ALDI.*** Meal planning is kinda of my closet ninja in hiding.  When I’m super focused […]

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THE BIKE RODEO IS THIS WEEKEND!

Our good friends at Nelson Chiropractic are hosting the 2nd annual Bettendorf Bike Rodeo THIS SATURDAY! A bike rodeo is a fun way to teach children ages 5-10 about bicycle safety through the use of obstacle courses. Every bike will get a safety check! Saturday, May 14th 12-2pm Bettendorf, IA Register here!   Register your children […]

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