Author Archive | Laura

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HOW TO SURVIVE (AND NOT RUN AWAY FROM) CONFLICT

Conflict. Confrontation.Disagreement.Dissension. Dispute. Clash. Collide.  Is your stomach roiling and your blood pressure rising at the thought? Perhaps you’re struggling with conflict right now?   For the most part of my life I’ve done a pretty good job at avoiding conflict. I thought I was an expert of “ain’t nobody got time for that” conflict stuff […]

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WE LOVE THE CHOREMONSTER APP!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ChoreMonster, a free app designed to help families simplify chores and make them fun for kids. Our review and opinions are completely our own.  Pick up your room! Put your clothes IN the laundry basket! Put your dishes away! Clean up your toys! Don’t leave your towel on the floor! Am […]

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HOW TO PACK A ROCKIN’ SCHOOL LUNCH

School’s back in session! The supplies are bought; bedtime routines are back in place and back to packing those daily lunches! I admit that I get stuck in a rut and pack the same old thing. It doesn’t take long until  I start to hear complaints of  “so and so’s mom lets them have “X” […]

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QC ULTIMATE SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE

Summer in the Quad Cities! If you’re looking for fun, educational, theatrical and sportsy activities – we’ve got the ultimate guide for you! CAMPS Looking for something unique? Rivermont Collegiate Summer Camps have you covered. There are tons of programs for kids preschool through eighth grade. We love the unique programs like coding for kids, little engineers, […]

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DEAR APATHETIC TEENAGE DAUGHTER

Dear hormonally charged, apathetic, roller coaster emotioned daughter, Every time you roll your eyes at me, I picture them rolling onto the floor like bouncy balls, and yet, they are still staring at me….rolling..rolling..rolling…. When you yell at me irrationally it takes everything in me to not yell back irrationally. Your constant need to have the last […]

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