Author Archive | amymjones

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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potted garden family project

OUR POTTED GARDEN

Growing up we always had a garden. I loved watching it grow, picking the produce, and trying new recipes. And I’ve always dreamed of having my own garden with my own family. Last year was my first effort and I went the route of a potted garden. My husband didn’t want to “ruin” the grass […]

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Kindergarten

MY CHILD IS NOT READY FOR KINDERGARTEN

The dreaded Kindergarten decision for a child with a summer birthday. It can consume a parent’s already filled brain. It’s only natural that we want our children to have all they need for success, and we wanted our summer baby to love school and learning. We were really concerned that he wasn’t ready. Sure, it’s […]

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