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KEEP SPARKLING, MAMA

“Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle” One of my favorite quotes. Probably because over the years I have come to the sad conclusion that we live in a society that wants to dampen our sparkle every single day.  Guess what?  It doesn’t have to be that way. I am prepping to hit a milestone birthday at […]

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BLOOM 2018 | EVENT RECAP

Our third annual Bloom event has come and gone. It was a wonderful evening to celebrate over 150 new and expecting mommas.  This was one of 40 Bloom events across the country - and it was a huge success. Thanks to each of you who joined us this year.  (Thanks to Giraffe Photography for all the wonderful photos! Check [...]
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Bandshell concert

ENJOY MUSIC ON THE LEVEE THIS SUMMER

Are you looking for fun summer events that the whole family will enjoy and won’t break the bank? Aren’t we all? One of my family’s favorite things to do in the summer is to rock out to outdoor concerts. It’s an awesome way to check out new-to-us musicians. That means it’s fun for mom and […]

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born learning

TURN YOUR HIKE INTO A LEARNING ADVENTURE

Note from QCMB: We love sharing stories and ideas that may help you as a parent. And today, we’re thrilled to share some thoughts from a local mom! Thanks to Leslee Cook, community impact manager at United Way of the Quad Cities (and local mom),  for sharing this post about getting active and learning with your kids!  As a […]

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SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

2018 QUAD CITY SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

It’s Memorial Day – the unofficial first day of summer for most school-aged kids in the Quad Cities. We are all excited about fun in the sun, but some parents may also be dreading the inevitable “boredom” that kids run into with so many free hours in the day. And while school may be out, […]

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

HEARING LOSS: IDENTIFYING AND TREATING

A Story of Hearing Loss “My family is so thankful for the experience, knowledge, and guidance of the staff and students, as well as the available technology, at Augustana’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing (ACCSLH). If it weren’t for their expertise and pro-activity, my son’s hearing loss may never have been diagnosed or properly […]

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Sun's out

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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