the best of summer: qcmb edition

Summer in the Quad Cities has a lot to offer.  Over the years, Quad City Moms Blog contributing writers have put together a lot of wonderful posts about a great number of summer themed topics.

We hope you’ll use this “best of summer” compilation of QCMB posts as a resource for yourself and to share with your friends!

Sun Safety


Olivia’s Sun Safety 

Erin J’s Dying for a Tan

Water Safety

Swimming Pool

Two Rivers YMCA’s Water Safety Tips

Summer Preparedness

Sky 2

Marie’s Summer Safety Tips

Siri’s Emergency Preparedness

Heather’s Summer Car Bags

Cool Treats

green monster

Marie’s Summer Heat Popsicle Treats

Abbie’s Smoothies

Erin M’s Green Monster Smoothie Cubes

Erin H’s Summer Refreshments

Summer Eats


Emily’s Fresh Garden Recipes

Ally’s Summer Slow Cooking

Camye’s Summer Party

Ellie’s Easy Summertime Recipes

Marie’s No Bake Treats to Beat the Heat

Ally’s Garden Lasagna

Great Local Places to Play


Anne’s Pursuit for the Perfect Park 

Marie’s Compilation of Great Parks Listed by City

Nicky’s Top 5 Local Locations to Engage the Outdoors

Erin J’s Free Family Fun

Fun Things to Do


Emily’s Summer Bucket List

Abbie’s List of Summer Fun

Michelle’s List of “Old School” Summer Fun

Camye’s Backyard Summer Activities

Lynn’s Gardening with Kids

Sara’s Red White & Fun 4th of July

Laura’s List of Summer Fun in the Quad Cities

Lynn’s Ideas to Keep the Kids’ Brains Engaged

Take a Little Trip

road trip

Heather’s Trip to Brookfield Zoo

Mandi’s Road Trip Destinations

Emily’s Road Trip Destinations

Have a fun summer!

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One Response to the best of summer: qcmb edition

  1. [email protected] June 18, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    Totally pinning this. Such a great list of stuff for the summer. A few of these are totally new to me, but I’m constantly visiting the free summer fun list and the park list.

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