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STOCKING AN ARTS AND CRAFTS PANTRY

Flour, sugar, salt, basic ingredients that most would consider pantry staples. The great thing about having a well stocked pantry is being able to create so many great dishes without a lot of planning and grocery shopping. The same principle of keeping a pantry so that many dishes can be made without a trip to […]

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EASTER EGG CUPCAKES

  The Easter Bunny left us something darling! These Easter Egg Cupcakes are kid tested and approved. #MixUpAMoment #ad #sponsored   This post is second in the series sponsored by J.M. Smucker Company.  Be sure to seek out the first one.  I replicated a classic American candy bar into cake form!  It was epic.   With […]

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QCMB EASTER EGG HUNT ROUND-UP | 2017

Easter is just a short couple weeks away and I am super excited to share lots of fun family events coming up soon. We have rounded up all of the event information you need for one fantastic, egg-hunting, candy-stuffing holiday!  Easter Egg Hunts – Iowa  Dahl’s Ford’s 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Davenport, Iowa Sunday, April […]

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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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