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hell hath no fury like a kid finding art in the recycle

KIDS’ ARTWORK: KEEP IT FROM TAKING OVER YOUR HOUSE

Little did I know when my heart swelled with happiness with my son Charles’ first scribbles from daycare that one day these same projects and papers – this childhood artwork – would literally take over my house. I won’t lie, I still love looking through my boys’ papers, however, then, I want to recycle 99% […]

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mom and baby - taking care of self

6 SIMPLE WAYS MOMS CAN CARE FOR THEMSELVES

Over and over I hear that I need to take time and care for myself. With four boys under 10, I always think: if I take that time, I’ll be so far behind, it will take me hours to catch up. However, when I’m calm, patient and less stressed – when I’m cared for – […]

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Kids in masks

QUAD CITIES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: LOCAL MOM RECOMMENDATIONS

There are some fabulous Vacation Bible School options in the Quad Cities this summer. I asked local moms for ones they recommend and here’s what I gathered: JUNE June 4-8, 6pm-8pm at Bettendorf Christian Church in Bettendorf, IA Preschool-5th grade, Cost: Free June 5-9, 8:45am-11:30am at Cornerstone Baptist in Eldridge, IL entering Kindergarten-7th grade, Cost: Free June […]

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Breast pumping bingo

BREAST PUMPING BINGO – PLAY TO WIN

Breastfeeding can be hard. It can also be magical, nurturing and wonderful. Breast pumping is hard. It is not magical, nurturing and wonderful. I’m grateful for it, but it’s like an annual pelvic exam — a necessary evil. Pumping and working can be the evil’s frosting. In this post, Laura offers some great tips and […]

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