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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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SUN’S OUT, FUN’S OUT

  “Sun’s out, fun’s out.” “Sun’s out, guns out.” “Sun’s out, buns out.” That last one sends shivers down my spine. Of all the places I want my buns, “out” is probably last on the list. Spring, and with it warm temperatures, brings revived commitments to health and wellness. Self included, most of us have […]

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BIRTHDAY BUBBLE POSTER

This post was republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted? There is a new trend among parents to spend $500 – $1000 on a child’s first birthday. $1000 people. Now, before I get accused of “mom shaming” let me say this; my only wish for everyone in this world is to be happy. So […]

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SAVING-MONEY

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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MORE SWADDLES, MORE PROBLEMS

Dearest daughter. I’m afraid you’ll find out sooner or later. It may as well be now. A college fund is out of the question. Because I spent all the money already. I’ve spend all the money on SWADDLES. I know it was foolish. Nearsighted. Selfish. It was just that the four-month sleep regression hit hard. […]

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