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5 LESSONS A MIDWESTERN MOM CAN LEARN FROM HER EAST AFRICAN SISTER

As I write this post from my comfortable kitchen while one child plays Osmo on her iPad and another circles the block on his Razor scooter, mothers living in developing nations are raising children while contending with famine, inadequate healthcare, lack of access to clean water, subpar education, and a host of other challenges. The […]

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BETTENDORF BIKE RODEO

Bettendorf Bike Rodeo Hosted by Nelson Chiropractic & the City of Bettendorf May 6th, 2017 12pm to 2pm Cumberland Square, Bettendorf FREE!   The Bike Rodeo is a fun way to introduce and educate children on bicycle safety skills- the importance of seeing, being seen, and remaining in control of the bike at all times through handling drills […]

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7 WAYS WHITE MOMS CAN FIGHT RACISM AND SPREAD LOVE

I am going to be honest: My prejudice runs wide and deep. As a solidly middle-class, educated, cisgender white woman living in the Midwest who consumes media and actively participates in modern-day America, I’ve got a lifetime of bias and racism to contend with. I’m raising my children in a predominantly white world within a country […]

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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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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 LOCAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR MOMS

The Quad Cities is a great place to live, work and play. And it’s also an awesome place to SHOP and GIFT. When you shop local, you can truly impact the community in a big way. According to one study, when you buy from a locally-owned businesses, about 68 percent stays in the community (compared to […]

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2016 QUAD CITY HOLIDAY EVENTS GUIDE

We’ve put together a list of fun & family-friendly activities to keep your family busy this holiday season. In our 2016 Quad City Holiday Event Guide, you’ll find Festive Events, Santa Sightings, Parades, Choreographed Light Shows, Christmas Tree Farms, The Best QCA Sledding Hills, and Skiing Slopes. There’s a little bit of everything to entertain the whole family and make some holiday [...]
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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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