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I NEVER TELL MY BABIES NO

My 6-year-old got in trouble last week because he was yelling, “No!” at our 15-month-old. We try really hard not to tell our kids “no” before they are two years old and have a decent vocabulary. Instead, we say, “No, thank you!” and it’s been a great choice for our family. When my husband and […]

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SHOW AND TELL IDEAS FROM A-Z

For the last three years my children have had to bring a “Show and Tell” item to school every week. And each week, their show and tell had to start with a specific letter. Every-single-week I thought, “we’ll plan ahead next time and be more prepared”. And, just like clockwork, I’d find myself Googling “Show n […]

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FAVORITE HALLOWEEN BOOKS FOR KIDS

Hello!  My name is Amanda and I’m a new contributor to the QCMB. I’m a librarian (at the Davenport Public Library), a mom, a former book reviewer, and a book gifter (sorry kids!). My friends and family get a lot of unsolicited book recommendations and one of my greatest joys is matching the right person […]

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CHEESE TORTELLINI TOMATO SOUP

This post has been republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory   Homemade soup does not have to intimidating! This Cheese Tortellini Tomato Soup is simple and comes together in 30 minutes. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.   Because I don’t say it enough, your presence on this blog, whether active […]

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