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GOING DINOSAUR CRAZY IN THE QC

Dinosaur Train, Dino Dan, Jurassic World (the Lego version at least) This is my life with two little boys. They love all things dinosaur. They dress up as dinosaurs, I step on dinosaur figurines. My 2 year old can pronounce complicated dinosaur names better than his own name and will correct me if I call […]

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4 FUN & CHEAP ACTIVITIES FOR 6-9 MONTH OLDS

Sometimes I just need something to keep my daughter entertained in her high chair while I get some tasks done. She can get pretty bored with just her regular ol’ toys, so I came up with a few things that are fun for her and also keep her attention for longer than 10 minutes. Most […]

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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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KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Do you eat? Does your partner eat? Does your family eat? Do you have to feed them EVERY day? Do you even have to feed them more than once a day? Are you overwhelmed with all the feeding? Are you tired of the cooking and cleaning? Are you stressed about the dishes and crumbly floors […]

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SHEET PAN PINEAPPLE CHICKEN FAJITAS

This post republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Who doesn’t like dinner served with just one dirty dish to clean up? These Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas do just that! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   Hey y’all.  How ya doing?  I’m a bit flabbergasted that October is nearing an […]

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THE QUESTION THAT MAKES ME CRINGE

The conversation begins with typical chit-chat. Do you have kids? How many? How old are they? Once those basic facts are established, the focus turns to me. “And what do you do?” My answer is simple. “I’m a full-time mom.” Sometimes that answer is sufficient. Other times, it’s not. I can always tell by the […]

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8 THINGS THAT WILL HELP A MOM

We have all little tips and tricks that we use to make our days run a bit smoother. Unfortunately, many times, that requires other people to contribute to these tips. Sometimes, that’s the biggest problem. So – the QCMB writers – and I have a few tips to share with you to make a mom’s […]

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