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Holiday Reads for the Kiddos

  With the holiday’s right around the corner it is a great time for some memorable reads for the children. There are so many stories that come to life this time of year. This is a mixture of books for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! Cuddle up with your little ones, some hot chocolate, and create a […]

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What’s in a Name?

Well, a lot, if you ask me! I love the idea of naming your children after someone—whether it be after a family member, a beloved friend, or even a favorite celebrity!  (my niece Tristan is named after Brad Pitt’s character in Legends of the Fall).  I, myself, am named after my grandma, one of my […]

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What’s For Dinner?

One of my favorite things about Fall is soup and Tortellini & Sausage is my favorite!  My husband and brother would say “soup isn’t a meal”, but after eating this last week my husband changed his mind!  If your husband has this same disdain for soup, quote mine, “it’s really more of a pasta dish”. […]

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Making Time For Yourself

When was the last time you took a walk…without a stroller? What about read a book…that wasn’t a picture book or didn’t include illustrations? As moms, finding time for ourselves is crucial to our sanity and well-being, but it can be a struggle for many of us. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about […]

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Surviving Colic

I survived infertility.  I survived giving birth, which completely terrified me.  Certainly the hard part was over with once baby arrived, or so I thought.  Newborns just lie there and mostly sleep, right?  They eat a lot and cry some.  That’s what I expected as a first time mom. I read a lot of books […]

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DIY: Monthly Developmental Onesies

Pictures courtesy of The Flies Blend While I was pregnant I stumbled across this great project for newborn babies during the first year. I found it on a friend’s blog.  She is our sister sites co-founder (ever thought about starting your own mom’s blog?  Check out more information here!). Monthly Developmental Onesies are a great […]

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Hummus & Cheese Ball

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 1 Jar Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers- 16 oz. (drained) 2 cans Garbanzo beans (drained) 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic 1 Tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt Splash of lemon juice 2 Tablespoons olive oil Put all ingredients except oil in a blender or food processor and purée.  Remove the fill cap on the […]

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Mint Green Boutique | MNO Recap

If you’ve ever wondered what a QCMB Mama’s Night Out is like – here is it.   Jackie Petersen Photography captured a great evening spent with great ladies.  Aimee, from Mint Green Boutique, was a GREAT host and has THE CUTEST store!  Chick-fil-a Northpark hooked us up with yummy chicken salad sandwiches, which several ladies […]

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Holiday Traveling

As the holidays approach the traveling with children can be an interesting experience. As a mother of two young children, the very thought strikes fear into my heart. Last year, we took our first short family trip to my sister in law’s house, which is a two and half hour car trip last year for […]

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Sick Baby

Do you ever struggle with deciding when it’s time to call the doc for your little one?  I always seem to have a hard time with this.  Is it just teeth coming in, is it just a minor cold, or is he actually sick?  Brody, my one-year-old, has been sick quite a few times over […]

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Harper’s Birth Story

Hope you all are doing well!!! We are loving our Harper girl more everyday. I wanted to write down Harper’s birth story so we didn’t forget any of the details. Before you read it though I want to say that please know this was our experience, we wanted certain things and believe that everyone should […]

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