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SHOW AND TELL IDEAS FROM A-Z

For the last three years my children have had to bring a “Show and Tell” item to school every week. And each week, their show and tell had to start with a specific letter. Every-single-week I thought, “we’ll plan ahead next time and be more prepared”. And, just like clockwork, I’d find myself Googling “Show n […]

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FAVORITE HALLOWEEN BOOKS FOR KIDS

Hello!  My name is Amanda and I’m a new contributor to the QCMB. I’m a librarian (at the Davenport Public Library), a mom, a former book reviewer, and a book gifter (sorry kids!). My friends and family get a lot of unsolicited book recommendations and one of my greatest joys is matching the right person […]

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CHEESE TORTELLINI TOMATO SOUP

This post has been republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory   Homemade soup does not have to intimidating! This Cheese Tortellini Tomato Soup is simple and comes together in 30 minutes. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   Because I don’t say it enough, your presence on this blog, whether active […]

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MY {UNCONVENTIONAL} BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY

Breastfeeding has always been intimidating to me. Before having my daughter, my thought on it was always: Good for the moms who rock breastfeeding, but I’m just going to try to keep my life together for like 5 seconds. Because of this, my husband and I decided to attend a breastfeeding class together.  I thought […]

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UNSUNG HEROES

As another school year kicks off I find myself reflecting on the teachers from my school days as well as the teachers my boys have experienced. They are so deserving of the credit, praise, teacher appreciation weeks, holiday gifts, and so much more.  Last week there was an article in our local newspaper updating our […]

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SEPTEMBER BUCKET LIST

September is that wonderful time where the weather begins to turn cooler, hints of color appear on the trees and the slow creep of pumpkin spiced everything begins. Kids are back in school and establishing new routines. Often appreciating the finer points of September get lost in the shuffle of back to school and before […]

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SAUSAGE AND POTATO SHEET PAN DINNER

This post has been republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Nothing beats a 5 ingredient dinner! This quick and easy dinner is a crowd pleaser. Gosh, sometimes I just want a simple supper.  Like something a third grader could throw together. Something that requires little to no thinking but in return gives you a delicious […]

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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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