Author Archive | amymjones

lessons learned over and over again

PARENTING LESSONS I LEARN OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Parenting is the gift that keeps on giving. Each day I learn something new, laugh at something that is beyond my control, and worry and wonder if we are doing this right.  There are lessons that I learn over and over again. It’s like when I eat too much dairy. I know it’s a mistake, but […]

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friendship, dates, moms, quad cities

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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help a mom, parenting, momlife, tips for mom

8 THINGS THAT WILL HELP A MOM

We have all little tips and tricks that we use to make our days run a bit smoother. Unfortunately, many times, that requires other people to contribute to these tips. Sometimes, that’s the biggest problem. So – the QCMB writers – and I have a few tips to share with you to make a mom’s […]

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MEANEST MOM IN THE WORLD

I am sure that I am not the only one that has heard these words. YOU ARE THE MEANEST MOM EVER!  My six-year-old discovered them about three months ago. In moments when he is frustrated with me,  this is his new go-to line. He also enjoys chanting, “Mean Mom. Mean Mom. Mean Mom.” I get it. […]

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mommy, day off, ditch day

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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