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TALK TO YOUR BOYS ABOUT PERIODS

Hanging out with my kids in my favorite light gray maxi skirt, I noticed a rust colored stain in the vicinity of my knee. I lamented out loud about it, hoping the stain would come out, and wondering how that had happened. My seven year old son suggested, “Maybe it’s from your period.” His faulty […]

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THE SWEET SPOT OF PARENTING

The first years When I had a two-year-old and a new baby, people would tell me, “Enjoy these days. They go by fast.” These words of advice were shared with good intentions. They were shared by lots of people over and over again. While I believed their words 100%, every single time someone looked at […]

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IS THIS JUST ME? FINDING BELONGING IN THE MIDST OF PAIN

  An interesting thing happens when you have persistent health issues. You can begin to fight your own body. Both mentally and physically. Over the last two years I’ve felt intense anger and even hatred for my body or parts of my body. Startling, but true. While others’ bodies seem to love them and react […]

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FAQ | SUMMER LOVIN’ MOMS NIGHT OUT

We are so excited for our next Moms Night Out – a week from today. It’s going to be such a blast! This event is sold out. We can’t wait to see all the moms there.  Just in case you have a few questions, here are more details! Can I buy a ticket that night? […]

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5 FAVORITE KIDS APPS

My kids (like most) love screen time and we are always on the lookout for new apps that have some sort of redeeming quality. Here are 5 of my favorites. Inventioneers ages 4-10 – I LOVE this App. It’s basically a collection of Rube Goldberg scenes – you know those machines where the domino hits […]

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WHAT TO DO AT VANDER VEER PARK

Editor’s note: Are you looking for fun, new things to do in the Quad Cities? Look no further than our local parks. They are truly a treasure – and we are excited to be sharing some of our favorites over the next few months. Our friends at Davenport Parks and Recreation are sharing some favorite […]

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SPRING FLOWER COOKIE GARDEN PUZZLE

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory I recently had the honor to bake with Bob’s Red Mill premium Organic All-Purpose Baking Flour.  As a person who kinda goes a bit head-over-heels when it comes to baking {ahem, me}, I was super excited! Their Organic Unbleached White Flour is milled from fresh red wheat […]

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