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HOW TO SURVIVE THE PTA

I walked into my very first PTA meeting 11 years ago, alone(other than the baby in my belly) introverted yet hoping to meet other mom friends and maybe volunteer a little.  Fast forward a few years and I found myself  becoming a board member. The year after that due to some unfortunate circumstances, I found […]

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FREE SUMMER FUN IN THE QUAD CITIES

Free.  F-R-E E. FREE!! What an amazing, beautiful word, especially to a mama of children about to be set loose and ready for summer activities! So bookmark this list, jot it all down in your calendar and get ready for some free summer fun in our lovely Quad Cities.  MOVIES Bettendorf Movie in the Park  […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING: 6 PRO TIPS

Ready or not-here it comes! Back to school countdown is ON and whether I’m ready for 4 kids in 3 schools doesn’t matter because-it’s happening.  Pro-Tip #1: This one takes taking a step back in time-or locking away for end of next school year-REUSE those half used notebooks, never sharpened pencils and still usable dry […]

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