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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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QCMB HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | 3-5 YEAR OLDS

Today is day two of our week-long kid’s gift guide. We hope you enjoyed our guide for kids 2 and under yesterday. (Don’t forget to chime in with your favorite ideas in the comments.) We have been having fun compiling gift ideas – some that may be new and others that are classic. We want to make […]

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QCMB HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | 0-2 YEAR OLDS

Do you ever wish you had a list of gifts for your kids that are recommended by legit, “in-the-trenches” moms? Because while your kids may love flipping through the toy catalogs that fill the mailbox this time of year, you want to be sure you get gifts that you and your kids will love . (Read: Worth the […]

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HOLIDAY MOMS NIGHT OUT | RECAP

It was a fabulous holiday night out at Letter2Word for our special SOLD OUT Moms Night Out on Nov. 17. We loved connecting 150 moms! There was incredible food, drinks, crafts, shopping, pampering, giveaways and more. We especially loved seeing all the mom friends in our Letter2Word Photo Booth. (Check out all of them on Facebook today.) (Thanks to Giraffe Photography for all the […]

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