Author Archive | amymjones

Mom and two children together on mother's day.

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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THE MAGIC OF SUMMER CAMP

We love partnering with local businesses to share relevant information with our local moms! As part of this process, we received something of value to write this post. The freedom of summer is inching upon us and I can already feel my shoulders relax a bit. The kids can sleep in. They can stay up […]

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WHY I BLOG FOR QCMB

I often hear, “Why do you blog? I could never do that!” First, we don’t all have to do be good at everything and we don’t have to try everything. Second, we all have different talents to offer this world. Blogging is something that fits me.  It offers connection I believe in the concept that “it takes […]

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY QUAD CITY TAKEOUT OPTIONS

It’s the chore that never goes away. Dinner creeps up on us every single night! We all have to eat. And then there is the pressure to have balanced, healthy meals (for good reason). I feel like I am always reaching for the perfect balance for my family. Like most parents, I feel the eyes […]

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PARENTING LESSONS I LEARN OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Parenting is the gift that keeps on giving. Each day I learn something new, laugh at something that is beyond my control, and worry and wonder if we are doing this right.  There are lessons that I learn over and over again. It’s like when I eat too much dairy. I know it’s a mistake, but […]

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