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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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5 LESSONS A MIDWESTERN MOM CAN LEARN FROM HER EAST AFRICAN SISTER

As I write this post from my comfortable kitchen while one child plays Osmo on her iPad and another circles the block on his Razor scooter, mothers living in developing nations are raising children while contending with famine, inadequate healthcare, lack of access to clean water, subpar education, and a host of other challenges. The […]

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20 WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

20 WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

April is Stress Awareness Month. Who knew? I’m sure if I was to ask how many of you are stressed on a daily basis, I would see a lot of hands. Mommin’ ain’t easy! There’s kid stress, work stress, marital stress, self stress, and stress about all the stress. It definitely can take a toll […]

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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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WHAT’S ON YOUR RESUME?

Think about the last time you applied for a job? Maybe it was last week, last year or even the last decade. Do you remember filling out that application that seemed to take hours as you input every detail?  When is the last time you put together a resume that embodied all of your skills, […]

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A Letter to Parents from Teachers

A LETTER TO PARENTS FROM TEACHERS

Dear Parents, Please help us. The school year is winding down and we know that your kids (and you) get a little burned out on busy schedules and homework. The kids are getting a little squirrely as they count down the days to summer. These are the days we need your help the most, but […]

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7 WAYS WHITE MOMS CAN FIGHT RACISM AND SPREAD LOVE

I am going to be honest: My prejudice runs wide and deep. As a solidly middle-class, educated, cisgender white woman living in the Midwest who consumes media and actively participates in modern-day America, I’ve got a lifetime of bias and racism to contend with. I’m raising my children in a predominantly white world within a country […]

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What our Writers are Reading (1)

WHAT OUR WRITERS ARE READING

February, while short in days seems to drag on forever, especially after the flurry of Valentines has settled. It is still cold outside and cabin fever might have started to settle in.  Sounds like a perfect time to curl up with a good book, reading the long cold days away, but where to start? I […]

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