Author Archive | Brooke

10+ Fall Recipes for Your Instant Pot2

10+ FALL RECIPES FOR YOUR INSTANT POT

Instant Pots are all the rage lately. I feel like everyone I know has one, including the majority of us here at QCMB. If you have no clue what it is, it’s basically an electric pressure cooker that does so much more than that. <- Great read for beginners! It can make yogurt, be used as […]

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IF YOU TAKE A TODDLER CAMPING

IF YOU TAKE A TODDLER CAMPING

If you take a toddler camping, be sure to overpack. They’ll probably need the 100 diapers, 3 boxes of crackers, and a gallon of milk for the 2 day trip. (or not) If you take a toddler camping, they’re going to get dirty. So, you will want to overpack on the clothes and loads of […]

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15 POPSICLES FOR SUMMER

Summer just screams popsicles to me. When I was pregnant last June, I ate so many of them to deal with the heat. My obsession is still very real and while I love the variety stores offer, I love the thought of making my own.  So, my summer goal is to pick up a popsicle mold […]

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LEARNING TO ENJOY THE LITTLE MOMENTS

LEARNING TO ENJOY THE LITTLE MOMENTS

  Lately, I have notice how my daughter finds so much joy in the simple things.  Chatting with the birds out the window, the excitement over a bath, dancing to music, finding the tiniest speck of something on the carpet, and so many other little moments.  Her child wonderment is such a beautiful thing. Constantly looking […]

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20 WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

20 WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

April is Stress Awareness Month. Who knew? I’m sure if I was to ask how many of you are stressed on a daily basis, I would see a lot of hands. Mommin’ ain’t easy! There’s kid stress, work stress, marital stress, self stress, and stress about all the stress. It definitely can take a toll […]

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4 Fun & Cheap Activities

4 FUN & CHEAP ACTIVITIES FOR 6-9 MONTH OLDS

Sometimes I just need something to keep my daughter entertained in her high chair while I get some tasks done. She can get pretty bored with just her regular ol’ toys, so I came up with a few things that are fun for her and also keep her attention for longer than 10 minutes. Most […]

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Love Letter to My Mom Bod

LOVE LETTER TO MY MOM BOD

My body has been 327 pounds and it has been 150 pounds. It has worn a bikini in a national magazine and all black to mask my size. So, there’s a lot going on in my head when it comes to my body. Most of the time I’m pretty positive about it, but there are […]

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7 Ways To Use Cell Phone Less

7 WAYS TO USE YOUR CELL PHONE LESS

Raise your hand if you think you spend too much time on your phone? Okay, now lower it so you can finish reading this post to get ideas on how to spend less time on it. 😉 Cell phones are great, we have instant access to Google, our family, friends, and we can quickly snap […]

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10 MEATLESS CROCKPOT MEALS

My husband and I became vegetarians after a Meatless March challenge almost 4 years ago. What started off as a sort of bet, became a way of life for us. Before we did the challenge I did a lot of research about going vegetarian, the benefits and the cons. Thankfully the benefits are plentiful! Just […]

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LETTING GO OF EXPECTATIONS

It started with pregnancy. I was sure that I would have a healthy pregnancy with minimal weight gain and the ability to keep up with my workout routine. Little did I know that Whitey’s would have a Salted Peanut Butter Pie ice cream that baby would crave weekly or that naps took priority over anything. […]

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HOW TO FALL ASLEEP FASTER

I wish that I could be one of those people who falls asleep instantly. My husband is one of those types and it amazes me. How can he just shut off his brain, close his eyes, and be off in dream land before I even finish checking ALL the social media one last time? I […]

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