Mom Hacks 2

MOM HACKS PART 2

I hope you enjoyed Mom Hacks Part 1.  I’m back with more tried and true mom hacks to share.  Carry on, super moms. EVEN/ODD CAR SEAT DAYS This is a reader submission – I’m looking at you, Nancy and Lauri!  Two kids + front seat = fight. Give one kid EVEN and one kid ODD. […]

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WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE?

I have always had a small obsession with personality tests. It was such a fun way to spend some time on my break at work, taking quizzes of one kind or another. I remember back when Internet was first a “thing”, (yes, I remember that) spending lots of time finding out what kind of dog […]

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HOW TO VACATION FOR FREE (OR ALMOST FREE)

One of the most common things I hear from my Mama friends is, “I need a vacation!” And you know what? They do! I do! YOU do! Let’s face it. We push ourselves waaaay too hard. We need breaks to reset ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s usually the women who need vacations the most that think they […]

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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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BREAST PUMPING BINGO – PLAY TO WIN

Breastfeeding can be hard. It can also be magical, nurturing and wonderful. Breast pumping is hard. It is not magical, nurturing and wonderful. I’m grateful for it, but it’s like an annual pelvic exam — a necessary evil. Pumping and working can be the evil’s frosting. In this post, Laura offers some great tips and […]

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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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