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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 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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5 FALL TRENDS

6 FALL DECOR TRENDS

Dear Pumpkin Spice Latte: Welcome back (and get in my belly). Same goes for you, apple picking, chili on the stovetop and changing leaves. It’s safe to say that a bit of a fall junkie. And since I’m also a home decor junkie, I am excited to begin cozying up our home for fall. There really are a […]

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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT AT THE FAMILY MUSEUM

When there’s something new in the Quad Cities, we love to check it out (and share the 411 with the QCMB readers). And as long-time lovers of the Family Museum, we were excited to hear about their new aviation-themed outdoor play structure called “The Sky’s the Limit.” And it doesn’t disappoint. The exhibit resembles an airplane […]

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