Author Archive | Kim

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the 8 a.m. list

Yesterday, I was a bad mom. I was too busy to listen. I lost my temper. I yelled. I cried. Thank goodness for a new day, right? When I woke up this morning, I started my routine and realized … this was it!  My morning routine was lost yesterday. Henry was up early and I […]

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it sounds fun, but …

Those who know me know that I’m a go-er and a do-er. I am not by any stretch a homebody, and I prefer to be on-the-go, trying new thing and going new places. When I had my son in 2012, I had big dreams about all of the things we would do together. PARKS! TRIPS! […]

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River Bandits Kids Club

{kids club} membership has its perks

With only a few days before our awesome QCMB Family Night, we’re knee-deep in final preparations to make you and your family truly feel like VIPs! Our hosts for the night – the Quad City River Bandits –  make sure Kids Club members feel like VIPs all summer long. Did you know there’s a River Bandits […]

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Noonday

last-minute mother’s day gift guide

Is anyone else afraid that dad may have *ahem* forgot that Sunday is Mother’s Day? Now’s the time to be direct. Print this post today and put it on your counter for your husband to see. There’s still time to find a wonderful gift that even support businesses run by local moms! An added bonus – he […]

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QCMB Tie Dyed Eggs

messy and mess-free easter eggs

A few weeks ago, we shared fun kid-friendly confetti Easter eggs. Today, we’re back with two more favorites! One is MESSY and one is MESS-FREE. And both are fun for kids and adults! We’ll start with the messy version. Watercolor tie-dyed Easter eggs These have the look of the T-shirts I tie-dyed at Girl Scout […]

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confetti easter eggs

Our house reeks of vinegar and boiled eggs. Which can only mean one beautiful thing … EASTER EGGS! This year, I set out to find a creative Easter egg decorating idea that was fun for me and my son. It’s not easy to find something that’s safe and entertaining for an almost-two-year-old. But these confetti […]

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Donate items locally

fighting my inner hoarder

If you drop by my house, everything looks pretty normal. The living space is adequately neat. There are a reasonable number of tchotchkes. And there are only a few stray toys. But if you venture into the basement, my true freak flag flies. There are boxes everywhere. You’ll witness orphan furniture pieces that I picked […]

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Valentine Kid Craft1

I love you this much

If you are looking for a crafty way to wish family and friends a Happy Valentine’s Day, consider sending a Valentine’s Day hug. This creative idea is great for all ages! Last Valentine’s Day, Henry and I broke out the finger paints for the first time and made special cards for his grandmas and grandpas. […]

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pack it up

You may not be a Griswold, but it’s likely that you have a variety of Christmas decorations that need to be stored away soon. Even if you can’t see your holiday light display from outer space,  the trees, lights, wreaths and ornaments can take up lots of precious storage space. And in your rush to […]

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