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FAQ | BLOOM EVENT FOR NEW/EXPECTING MOMS

We are so excited about our second annual QC-area BLOOM event for new/expecting mommas. This is one of over 40 events happening across the country - and we have a lot of really special surprises up our sleeves. We can't wait to connect with you! This is event is unlike anything else in the Quad Cities - [...]
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I was on a walk around a beautiful lake with some particularly rockin’ Pandora to keep me company when I had one of those perfectly poignant ideas pop into my brain. I was approaching a milestone birthday – it’s name was 35 (why most have to end in a 5 or 0 to be milestone, […]

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INTENTIONAL LIVING WITH OUR KIDS

My word for 2017 is “Intentional”.  I have worked hard choosing different aspects of my life to focus on being more intentional.  I’ve created time to work out, restarted the budgeting sheets with my husband and carved out time for Bible Study at night.  One area that I knew I still needed some work in […]

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HAPPINESS IN THE MOMENT

 I’m a planner. I overthink nearly everything. I am a recovering “type-A”. When they say “wisdom comes with age” maybe in fact they’re onto something. Maybe it’s seeing life flash through our eyes as we lose loved ones far before their time. Or maybe it’s how the days, weeks, and months seem to roll by so […]

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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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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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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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