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TO THE MOM IN A FUNK

Dear Moms, It’s January.  It’s grey and cold and the holidays are over.  There are toys all the places, thank you notes that aren’t writing themselves, and a stretch of indoor play that seems potentially endless.  And those are some prime ingredients for a good, solid funk, if I ever did see them. A funk […]

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SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS – THOUGHTS ABOUT THE NEW AAP RECOMMENDATIONS

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, age 5),  for sharing this post about a question many parents have in lights […]

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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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HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET?

If you have (or have had) a school-age child recently, chances are you’ve heard about their “bucket.”  This comes from the children’s book How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer, which is a favorite of elementary schools.  The concept is simple.  Everyone has an invisible bucket.  Things you do and things […]

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