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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR ASD KIDS AKA “WHERE’S THE WINE”

I initially started this post with the best of intentions. I set out to write the definitive list of gifts for harried parents of children on the autism spectrum. I soon realized such a list was not possible. The spectrum is so wide reaching, that each child has their own unique set of challenges and […]

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LESS GIFTS, MORE MEMORIES

While driving into town last week with the goal to get some Christmas shopping accomplished I was searching my brain on what to put under our tree this year. Truth be told our kids really had no burning desires on their lists.  They are pretty content kiddos and they had to give it some deep thought when I […]

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SOFT GINGERBREAD MAPLE COOKIES

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory.  These Soft Gingerbread Maple Cookies will certainly kick off the holidays.  They taste like a true gingerbread cookie, yet a bit lighter and with a hint of maple.  A definite must on your holiday baking list. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. […]

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QCMB HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | 3-5 YEAR OLDS

Today is day two of our week-long kid’s gift guide. We hope you enjoyed our guide for kids 2 and under yesterday. (Don’t forget to chime in with your favorite ideas in the comments.) We have been having fun compiling gift ideas – some that may be new and others that are classic. We want to make […]

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QCMB LOCAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR MOMS

The Quad Cities is a great place to live, work and play. And it’s also an awesome place to SHOP and GIFT. When you shop local, you can truly impact the community in a big way. According to one study, when you buy from a locally-owned businesses, about 68 percent stays in the community (compared to […]

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Glam up your Christmas decor…on a budget

Hi, my name is Michelle, and I have OCD. Obsessive Christmas Disorder. It is true, I absolutely LOVE this time of year. Our home is already 100% decorated. I know that can be a hot-button topic, but in my defense we don’t host Thanksgiving and we don’t turn our lights on until then…unless my sneaky, “Buddy […]

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