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TO THE MOM IN A FUNK

Dear Moms, It’s January.  It’s grey and cold and the holidays are over.  There are toys all the places, thank you notes that aren’t writing themselves, and a stretch of indoor play that seems potentially endless.  And those are some prime ingredients for a good, solid funk, if I ever did see them. A funk […]

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SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS – THOUGHTS ABOUT THE NEW AAP RECOMMENDATIONS

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, age 5),  for sharing this post about a question many parents have in lights […]

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HOW TO SURVIVE (AND NOT RUN AWAY FROM) CONFLICT

Conflict. Confrontation.Disagreement.Dissension. Dispute. Clash. Collide.  Is your stomach roiling and your blood pressure rising at the thought? Perhaps you’re struggling with conflict right now?   For the most part of my life I’ve done a pretty good job at avoiding conflict. I thought I was an expert of “ain’t nobody got time for that” conflict stuff […]

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MEANEST MOM IN THE WORLD

I am sure that I am not the only one that has heard these words. YOU ARE THE MEANEST MOM EVER!  My six-year-old discovered them about three months ago. In moments when he is frustrated with me,  this is his new go-to line. He also enjoys chanting, “Mean Mom. Mean Mom. Mean Mom.” I get it. […]

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EMBRACE THE UNEXPECTED

While I may not have years of parenting experience, I have learned more about myself and life in my four short months as a mom than I ever thought possible. Life lesson #1: Embrace the Unexpected I have always been a planner…almost to a fault.  Over the years, I have often caught myself forgetting to […]

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