Author Archive | Kim

More swaddles more problems

MORE SWADDLES, MORE PROBLEMS

Dearest daughter. I’m afraid you’ll find out sooner or later. It may as well be now. A college fund is out of the question. Because I spent all the money already. I’ve spend all the money on SWADDLES. I know it was foolish. Nearsighted. Selfish. It was just that the four-month sleep regression hit hard. […]

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4 NEW YEAR HABITS FOR A NEATER HOME

Home is where the heart is.  But it’s also where everything else lives, too – the Legos, the art supplies, the overflowing drawer of sippy cups, and the piles of paperwork and mail.  In short, home may be where the heart is – but it can also feel downright messy and overwhelming.  But it’s a […]

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FOUR TIPS FOR HOLIDAY DECORATING WITH KIDS

The holiday season is upon us, and that means we are all decking halls, trimming trees, and trying desperately to keep our kids from destroying it all. Wait? Is that just me? Christmas is one of my favorite seasons to decorate my home (check out this year’s playfully modern holiday home tour here). But sometimes, […]

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2017 real estate trends in the quad cities

REAL ESTATE TRENDS IN THE QUAD CITIES

If you are anything like us, you have burning questions that you want answered. That’s what the Ask the Expert series is all about – it’s a chance to get questions answered by local experts. Today, we’re turning to our friend Lindsay Thiel, a full-time Realtor with Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors in Iowa and Illinois (and mom of two […]

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Confessions of a Rookie Kindergarten Mom

CONFESSIONS OF A (ROOKIE) KINDERGARTEN MOM

I knew that sending my firstborn to kindergarten would be a big change.   But as the first day of school approached, I mostly worried about the transition for my son: Would he have enough time to finish his lunch? Would his teacher know when he needed to go potty? Would he make friends? Would […]

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2017 FALL FUN IN THE QUAD CITIES

The Quad Cities is an amazing place to be in the fall! Be sure to take advantage of the pumpkin patches, apple orchards, trick-or-treating, and fall events! We've put together a list of places in the Quad Cities you won't want to miss! Let us know if we’re missing anything! And bookmark - or pin [...]
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Patriotic Flag Punch

PATRIOTIC FLAG JUICE (GREAT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS)

All those Independence Day festivities are right around the corner. If you are like most Americans (and my family), that means plenty of food and drinks.  Want a fun (and simple) drink that will be the hit of the buffet table? This FLAG JUICE is my favorite punch for patriotic festivities. It looks great, tastes yummy, and […]

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FAQ | BLOOM EVENT FOR NEW/EXPECTING MOMS

We are so excited about our second annual QC-area BLOOM event for new/expecting mommas. This is one of over 40 events happening across the country - and we have a lot of really special surprises up our sleeves. We can't wait to connect with you! This is event is unlike anything else in the Quad Cities - [...]
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GET YOUR TICKETS | BLOOM AN EVENT FOR NEW/EXPECTING MOMS

Are you currently expecting a baby? Have you had a baby in the past year? Are you planning to grow your family soon? Then, our next event is definitely for you! You won't want to miss BLOOM - a national event for new and expecting moms that we'll be hosting right here in the Quad Cities! This is our second year hosting this [...]
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AN ODE TO A VILLAGE

AN ODE TO A VILLAGE

“It takes a village to raise a child.” I know you’ve heard this before. But do you believe it? I think we can all get behind the idea of a supportive tribe for our kids and our whole family. We would love to have backup if we are sick or need a night out. But deep […]

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5 THINGS MY HUSBAND HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT MARRIAGE

My husband and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary this month. How is that even possible when I’m still only 23? Here’s the truth – when I married Ryan, I got really, really lucky. I was 17 when we started dating and only 23 when we got married. I didn’t know anything, but I knew he was […]

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