Winter weather making you and your kiddos a little antsy? Searching for things to do in the winter with kids Quad Cities? Prefer some family friendly indoor activities that are cheap or free? We’ve got you! Cabin fever doesn’t stand a chance with these mom-approved indoor activities around the Quad Cities. Explore the Quad Cities […]
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With kids in the house, we have more than enough stuff to contend with! I know my kids think they love getting toys under the tree, but what they really remember are the gifts of experience. Just yesterday my 15 year old mentioned how one of her favorite memories was years ago when we were […]
Cross country skiing has been a part of our winter family fun scene since my kids were old enough to try it. At that time, the Wapsi Center in Dixon, Iowa was the only place that offered this activity in or near the Quad Cities. Now there are lots of places and opportunities to give […]
Saving money is something we all want to do, but it’s hard sometimes to live up to the expectations of society and still keep true to our bottom line, especially at Christmas. As the mama to a big brood, I need to make that bottom line be extremely frugal and cheap. In my life, I’ve […]
Each year at Christmas we help our kids practice giving gifts. Learning how to think of something that fits another person is hard. It takes practice and is a skill we want our boys to have. First, we ask them to write a list of everyone they want to give a present to. Next, we […]
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 […]