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Black Friday Guide 2019

Black Friday (and more!) Guide 2019

I am one of those crazy people who loves Black Friday shopping. Unfortunately, that means I do go out on Thanksgiving, but it’s now just part of my Thanksgiving tradition that I go shopping with my mom. Again this year, several stores have previewed some items as they released their ads.  This allowed me to […]

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GIVE EXPERIENCES, NOT STUFF: QUAD CITY STYLE

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, if you still aren’t quite sure what to get the kids in your life, and you’re tired of just accumulating more stuff after Christmas, perhaps you should consider the idea of giving experiences, not stuff for the holidays. I recently saw a cute idea circulating social media […]

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2018 BLACK FRIDAY GUIDE

I love Black Friday shopping. It’s my favorite shopping time of the year to stock up on some of the things that I have run out of or to update items. In the last year, we’ve seen several stores close in the area, so this might change some game plans for people, but there are […]

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SUPPORTING THE KIDS IN SPORTS

Our boys love to run, jump, climb, and pretty much do anything to make a mother worry. So it seemed only natural to get them started in sports early to direct that energy somewhere. Our oldest has participated in soccer, basketball, track & field, and baseball. Last year was the first year that we had […]

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TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT LOSS

In a little over a year, my family has faced three significant losses in our family: miscarriage, my grandmother, and our beloved dog. As adults, we certainly mourn and grieve losses, but most of us are able to handle that grief in our own ways, or can find help to handle it, and we have […]

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TEACH CHILDREN TO ADVOCATE

It’s summer, and I could be spending all my time sipping cocktails on my deck while I watch the boys play outside, but so far, like most teachers, I spend much of my summer learning. I may have gone a little overboard on scheduling myself this summer, but it’s all for things that I love […]

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SAVING MONEY WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

Babies are expensive. And they don’t get any cheaper as they grow (though when I no longer have to pay for full-time daycare, it will certainly feel like we got a raise!). If you want to be a little shocked by the estimated cost of raising a child, check out this calculator. When I was […]

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