Author Archive | amymjones

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WHY I BLOG FOR QCMB

I often hear, “Why do you blog? I could never do that!” First, we don’t all have to do be good at everything and we don’t have to try everything. Second, we all have different talents to offer this world. Blogging is something that fits me.  It offers connection I believe in the concept that “it takes […]

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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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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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