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DILL PICKLE PASTA SALAD

This post has been republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory. It isn’t summer without a creamy pasta salad on the menu. Bring this one to your next gathering! Love pickles? I do.  Well, dill pickles rather.  I hate sweet pickles.  Barf.  Don’t put them near me.  But the dill variety?  I’d snack on […]

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SUMMER OF ICE CREAM

  Our family has one primary summer tradition. Ice cream. Any and every occasion is a reason to celebrate or mourn with ice cream. Won a baseball game? Ice cream! Lost the game on a dropped pop fly? Ice cream. Braces put on? Ice cream. Braces off? How about we celebrate with ice cream? On vacation? Ice […]

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WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

It’s July, the sun is hot, and it feels like the countdown to the new school year has already begun! This summer our family decided to go on a tour of our area with a specific goal in mind. We weren’t looking for parks. We weren’t finding the best splash pad. We weren’t exploring new trails. […]

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CAMPING WITH KIDS

  It’s summer and time to dust off the tent and head to your nearest camp ground! Camping with kids can be challenging but also loads of fun.  When our family camps we are entertaining children from tween to toddler.  While my youngest calls playing in a mud puddle, “the BEST day ever”, our oldest feigns […]

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SUNSCREEN FREE SUN PROTECTION TIPS

Happy Memorial Day! The Quad City Mom’s Blog extends a heartfelt thank you to all the service men and women who fight to protect our country’s freedoms. Today we remember the brave heroes who lost their lives. We encourage you to take a moment with your kids to discuss the reason for the holiday. Since there’s a good chance […]

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QC ULTIMATE SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE

Summer in the Quad Cities! If you’re looking for fun, educational, theatrical and sportsy activities – we’ve got the ultimate guide for you! CAMPS Looking for something unique? Rivermont Collegiate Summer Camps have you covered. There are tons of programs for kids preschool through eighth grade. We love the unique programs like coding for kids, little engineers, […]

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25+ YUMMY SPRING SALADS!

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory, a local blogging genius. There is no reason to not jump into Spring with this round-up!   25+ delicious, fresh and filling salads, that are bound to put a spring in your step. I don’t know about you but once we get a HINT […]

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top 10 things in my van

No matter my attempts to keep my van clean-there are always 4 kids lugging things in and never out. As I was waiting for kids the other day (because the life of a mom requires driving your kids all over town and then waiting for them-can I get a fist bump?) my phone was dead […]

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my top ten summer foodie finds

This blog was reposted with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory. I love summer.  Everything about it.  Warm days, cold drinks, late nights, I really like it all.  Each summer I find items that reek summer.  This year I’ve found my Top 10.  A couple items I already have, some I’ve yet to buy and […]

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camping with kids

It’s summer and it is time to dust off the tent and camping supplies and head to the nearest campground. Camping with kids can be challenging but also loads of fun.  When our family camps we are entertaining children from tween to toddler.  While my youngest calls playing in a mud puddle, “the BEST day […]

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