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LEMON RICOTTA BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

These pancakes are bursting with fresh flavors! Limoneira lemons provide the tartness, while the the ricotta balances out the flavors. When a lemon company from California approaches you and asks if you want fresh lemons, you say YES! That is exactly what happened last month whenLimoneiracontacted me.  I live in the Midwest, lemons are ONLY […]

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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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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

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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AN ODE TO A VILLAGE

AN ODE TO A VILLAGE

“It takes a village to raise a child.” I know you’ve heard this before. But do you believe it? I think we can all get behind the idea of a supportive tribe for our kids and our whole family. We would love to have backup if we are sick or need a night out. But deep […]

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I GIVE UP!

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, GIVE UP!

Once I became a mom, it seemed that so many balls were thrown in the air all at once.  Breastfeeding, working, lack of sleep, diapers, laundry, toys, advice from those I wanted it from and even more advice from those I didn’t.  The feeling of needing to have it all together felt overwhelming and unattainable, […]

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BEDTIME SNUGGLES OR DINNER DISHES

It was the end of another busy day in our home. I had been on the go running behind to every appointment and was desperately trying to play catch up. Bedtime was approaching so while I finished up work on the computer, cleaned up the kitchen from dinner, and put in another load of laundry my […]

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Love Letter to My Mom Bod

LOVE LETTER TO MY MOM BOD

My body has been 327 pounds and it has been 150 pounds. It has worn a bikini in a national magazine and all black to mask my size. So, there’s a lot going on in my head when it comes to my body. Most of the time I’m pretty positive about it, but there are […]

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