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BIRTHDAY CAKE COUNTDOWN

This blog republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted? This post may contain affiliate links. To learn more about ’em, click here. There are five seasons in our household: summer, fall, winter, spring, and…birthday season. Birthday season is a ten week span sandwiched in between spring and summer where we have fourteen family birthdays. That’s […]

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2017 QUAD CITY FOOD TRUCK GUIDE

It's the season for Food Trucks to make their way around the Quad Cities! We've put together a handy list for you to get out and enjoy them! Let us know if we're missing something on the list that you love! *Be sure to check each food truck's Facebook page for updates on location and time! STREETS OF [...]
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GARDENING WITH KIDS

Growing up in northern Wisconsin on a hobby farm acreage, I have many good childhood memories of our whole family working together outside: planting seeds, weeding, watering, and harvesting our large garden. Whether we were starting seeds indoors or reaping the goods we’d sown earlier that year, there was a nurturing and fostering of the […]

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SNOWMAN CRAFTIVITY {FREE DOWNLOAD}

This was post was published with permission from Becca at Who Arted?Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. To learn more about ’em, click here.   Let me set the scene for you: It’s a Saturday. I’m eight months pregnant, fighting a terrible head cold, and my husband has to pull a double shift. To […]

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LEAVING A LEGACY OF LOWER DEBT | ASK THE EXPERT

If you are anything like us, you have burning questions that you want answered. That’s what the Ask the Expert series is all about – it’s a chance to get questions answered by local experts. Today, we’re turning to our friend Ruth Ahnen with Modern Woodmen of America. She is answering a question that many of us […]

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SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS – THOUGHTS ABOUT THE NEW AAP RECOMMENDATIONS

Note from QCMB: We love sharing stories and ideas that may help you as a parent. And today, we’re thrilled to share some thoughts from a local dad! Thanks to Michael Carton, director of education and outreach for WQPT – Quad Cities PBS (and dad to Bubba, age 5),  for sharing this post about a question many parents have in lights […]

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YOU ARE YOUR CHILD’S FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT TEACHER

Note from QCMB: We love sharing stories and ideas that may help you as a parent. And today, we’re thrilled to share some thoughts from a local mom! Thanks to Leslee Cook, community impact manager at United Way of the Quad Cities (and local mom),  for sharing this post about how YOU can be your child’s best teacher!  (Make […]

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