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STRAWBERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

This blog has been published with permission from  Ally’s Sweet and Savory This four ingredient cake will become your new summer staple. Did I tell you our littlest turned one almost two weeks ago?  Well, she did.  As most parents say, it was hard to imagine, the year went extremely fast.  You’d think being 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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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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CHICKEN AND SPINACH STUFFED SHELLS

Reposted with permission from Ally at Sweet and Savory This is officially my new favorite baked pasta dish. Read on to see why we all loved it! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   I may or may not have been slacking in the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs, family dinners as of recent. Our weekends […]

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SHEET PAN PINEAPPLE CHICKEN FAJITAS

This post republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Who doesn’t like dinner served with just one dirty dish to clean up? These Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken Fajitas do just that! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   Hey y’all.  How ya doing?  I’m a bit flabbergasted that October is nearing an […]

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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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