Author Archive | Laura

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INTROVERTED

Walking into the familiar room, you know there isn’t anything to be concerened about, but you aren’t sure who is there. You see blurred people as you pass them, you (try to) smile and nod. Your tongue is stuck like glue to the roof of your mouth and no matter how hard you try to […]

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DON’T MISS IMAGINATION STATION

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),  for sharing this post about this amazing event that you won’t want to miss!  […]

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HOW TO SURVIVE (AND NOT RUN AWAY FROM) CONFLICT

Conflict. Confrontation.Disagreement.Dissension. Dispute. Clash. Collide.  Is your stomach roiling and your blood pressure rising at the thought? Perhaps you’re struggling with conflict right now?   For the most part of my life I’ve done a pretty good job at avoiding conflict. I thought I was an expert of “ain’t nobody got time for that” conflict stuff […]

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WE LOVE THE CHOREMONSTER APP!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ChoreMonster, a free app designed to help families simplify chores and make them fun for kids. Our review and opinions are completely our own.  Pick up your room! Put your clothes IN the laundry basket! Put your dishes away! Clean up your toys! Don’t leave your towel on the floor! Am […]

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HOW TO PACK A ROCKIN’ SCHOOL LUNCH

School’s back in session! The supplies are bought; bedtime routines are back in place and back to packing those daily lunches! I admit that I get stuck in a rut and pack the same old thing. It doesn’t take long until  I start to hear complaints of  “so and so’s mom lets them have “X” […]

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