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GARDENING WITH KIDS

Growing up in northern Wisconsin on a hobby farm acreage, I have many good childhood memories of our whole family working together outside: planting seeds, weeding, watering, and harvesting our large garden. Whether we were starting seeds indoors or reaping the goods we’d sown earlier that year, there was a nurturing and fostering of 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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WHEN MY FAMILY’S PICTURE WENT VIRAL

It’s not something you think about, really, to have a family picture go viral. I mean, you probably imagine that best case scenario, if it comes out ok, you’ll want to share it with friends and family. But hundreds of thousands of people? Two years ago we had just lost our 6th child, a baby […]

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INTROVERTED

Walking into the familiar room, you know there isn’t anything to be concerened about, but you aren’t sure who is there. You see blurred people as you pass them, you (try to) smile and nod. Your tongue is stuck like glue to the roof of your mouth and no matter how hard you try to […]

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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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RAISING TEENS…THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Full disclaimer…I don’t really know what I am talking about. I am navigating the rocky waters of parenting a teenager day-by-day. I don’t claim to have the answers. Heck, I don’t even feel old enough to have a teen…much less two of them? We blinked and here we are with a freshman in high school and a 13-year-old. […]

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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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