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Patriotic Flag Punch

PATRIOTIC FLAG JUICE (GREAT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS)

All those Independence Day festivities are right around the corner. If you are like most Americans (and my family), that means plenty of food and drinks.  Want a fun (and simple) drink that will be the hit of the buffet table? This FLAG JUICE is my favorite punch for patriotic festivities. It looks great, tastes yummy, and […]

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FAQ | BLOOM EVENT FOR NEW/EXPECTING MOMS

We are so excited about our second annual QC-area BLOOM event for new/expecting mommas. This is one of over 40 events happening across the country - and we have a lot of really special surprises up our sleeves. We can't wait to connect with you! This is event is unlike anything else in the Quad Cities - [...]
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GET YOUR TICKETS | BLOOM AN EVENT FOR NEW/EXPECTING MOMS

Are you currently expecting a baby? Have you had a baby in the past year? Are you planning to grow your family soon? Then, our next event is definitely for you! You won't want to miss BLOOM - a national event for new and expecting moms that we'll be hosting right here in the Quad Cities! This is our second year hosting this [...]
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AN ODE TO A VILLAGE

AN ODE TO A VILLAGE

“It takes a village to raise a child.” I know you’ve heard this before. But do you believe it? I think we can all get behind the idea of a supportive tribe for our kids and our whole family. We would love to have backup if we are sick or need a night out. But deep […]

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5 THINGS MY HUSBAND HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT MARRIAGE

My husband and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary this month. How is that even possible when I’m still only 23? Here’s the truth – when I married Ryan, I got really, really lucky. I was 17 when we started dating and only 23 when we got married. I didn’t know anything, but I knew he was […]

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Festival of Trees tips

FESTIVAL OF TREES – CREATING NEW FAMILY TRADITIONS

QCMB note: Sometimes, we turn to area experts to share things that make the Quad Cities great. Today, our friend Meghan Peterson (a local mom, wife and co-director of Quad City Arts’ Festival of Trees) is sharing some insider tips you won’t want to miss for Festival of Trees 2016, which starts this week.  Family traditions come in […]

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MOMS NIGHT OUT | FAQ

Our final Moms Night Out is just around the corner … (Next Thursday to be exact.) And we are SOLD OUT! But if you have your tickets, you may also have a few questions. Here are some more details. Can I buy a ticket that night? You can not buy a ticket to the Moms Night Out at […]

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POP QUIZ: PUT YOUR LIFE INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE TO THE TEST

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 quizzing us on a topic many of […]

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SOLD OUT | HOLIDAY MOMS NIGHT OUT

Edited to add: Tickets to this event are sold out.   I have something serious to tell you. There are only 9 weeks until Christmas.  And, before the hustle and bustle and fun and stress begin, we think you deserve your own time out … which is another way to say you need a NIGHT OUT. So […]

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