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15 POPSICLES FOR SUMMER

Summer just screams popsicles to me. When I was pregnant last June, I ate so many of them to deal with the heat. My obsession is still very real and while I love the variety stores offer, I love the thought of making my own.  So, my summer goal is to pick up a popsicle mold […]

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QUAD CITIES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: LOCAL MOM RECOMMENDATIONS

There are some fabulous Vacation Bible School options in the Quad Cities this summer. I asked local moms for ones they recommend and here’s what I gathered: JUNE June 4-8, 6pm-8pm at Bettendorf Christian Church in Bettendorf, IA Preschool-5th grade, Cost: Free June 5-9, 8:45am-11:30am at Cornerstone Baptist in Eldridge, IL entering Kindergarten-7th grade, Cost: Free June […]

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HOW TO TRAVEL CHEAPER–WITH KIDS!

School’s almost out for summer, and the students (and their teachers!) have been counting down the days until they can sleep in on the weekdays and unwind a little after a long year.  Because my husband and I are both teachers, on those days that we aren’t still working in some capacity (believe me, teachers […]

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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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