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THE GREEN GRASS PANDEMIC

Dear, mommas: Yes, you. The mom who works from home, stays at home, works in an office, wears yoga pants, wears pantyhose, wears something dirty out of the hamper because you don’t have any clean clothes. I’m talking to you. I want to discuss an illness that seems to be running rampant in moms I talk […]

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END OF AN ERA

Today marks a big day in our household. The last day of school means another milestone achieved for each of our boys. Our oldest is moving up to high school. Lord help me. Our middle kiddo will be on his way to junior high next fall. The baby has graduated pre-school and is headed to […]

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SINGLE MOM SHOUT OUT

When I got married and decided to become a mom, I knew one thing, I wanted my husband to be involved. When our first child, Mia, was born he was still working 2nd or 3rd shift. We made our life work around that schedule. He stayed home with her during the day, I stayed home with […]

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CAN WE ALL AGREE THAT HATRED ISN’T THE ANSWER?

Have you ever been pierced by a comment so mean you were stunned into silence? Recently, a friend’s Facebook post inquired “Can we all just agree that everyone who votes for [a particular political candidate who I happen to have just voted for] should be neutered?” “Wow,” I thought. This coming from a fellow mom in whom I had invested […]

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THE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

Note from QCMB: College may be far off – or it may be just around the corner.  Thanks to Meghan Cooley, director of Recruitment Services at Augustana College (and a local mom of three),  for sharing this post about how to navigate financial aid. It may seem overwhelming – but these tips will give you a great place to begin. […]

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STARTING OVER

When I became pregnant with our 3rd child, I was often met with a question regarding starting over.  Our kids were turning 8 and 6 and people couldn’t understand why we would start all over.  They would bluntly ask the question and follow up with “was this planned or an accident?”  Sometimes they didn’t even […]

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