Becoming a "Real" Mom

Becoming a “Real” Mom

Most moms are pretty “present” for their child’s birth.  Most moms know exactly what it felt like, what it sounded like, as their beautiful child was taking their first breaths of life.  I wasn’t present…and I didn’t hear the cries of my son as he took his first breaths.  In fact, I was buying a […]

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Open Call for Contributors

Open Call for Contributors

Erin and I have been having so much FUN with Quad City Moms Blog! We have already seen new friendships made and old friendships rekindled! We remain passionate about our community and YOU, the moms who make it tick. As we look ahead toward the growth and future of QCMB, we would like to add […]

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Our Most Used Items

Our Most Used Items

{Erin}  I love to cook and entertain and sometimes I am in a hurry to get both done. So my first favorite item is simple but is my go to of non stick spray. I keep this can right above my stove and I am so thankful for it because it makes serving dishes easy and […]

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Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

I was walking through the mall yesterday and saw the cutest Halloween costumes for sale. Is it already that time of the year? It’s time for costume shopping.  My husband and I have never been huge Halloween people.  It’s a pretty low key day at our house but none the less, we love to dress our […]

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Nesting: Fact or Fiction???

Nesting: Fact or Fiction???

Nesting: the uncontrollable urge to clean one’s house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects and to organize your world. I have recently been bitten by the “nesting” bug in a huge way. I can feel time is ticking away and […]

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Pondering the transition

Pondering the transition

When I was younger and dreamt about having kids, I always envisioned at least 3 kids.  I love babies, I love kids and I knew I was put on this earth to be a mom. My husband has always thought 2 was the magic number and together we decided we would see where life took us.  After I […]

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My Top Two Kitchen Tips

My Top Two Kitchen Tips

I love to save even one extra minute in the kitchen whenever I can!  I’m sure neither of these tips are original, but they sure are helpful! {Tip 1}  Closing the bread bag.  I always throw away the twisty ties from my bread bag.  I always give the bag a twirl and fold the extra […]

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The Pregnancy Effect

The Pregnancy Effect

Do you remember the movie a few years ago with Ashton Kutcher called “The Butterfly Effect” It wa a movie about how a person could go back in time and re-do a situation in their life, well I dont experience the butterfly effect but I have come up with another theory that can be added to that category and […]

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Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites

{Erin}  WELCOME FALL!!! I am so happy to see you arrive for so many different reasons. First up I have loved having the windows opened this past week as we transition to the Fall season, it is such a much-needed break from the heat and air conditioning. This past weekend I got out all my Fall decor and it was […]

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The Ever Changing DATE NIGHT

The Ever Changing DATE NIGHT

When is the last time you were on a date night? How do your date nights compare to before kids vs. after kids??? Do you feel like you could use a date night? Well my husband and I relish in date nights. They are the perfect time after a hectic week to re-connect, catch-up and enjoy each […]

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One Mom's Experience  |  Infertility

One Mom’s Experience | Infertility

Infertility.  Even now, my heartbeat is speeding up as I remember the crazy highs and lows of our journey.  Tears come to my eyes as I vividly remember how my heart ached for a baby.  First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Ellie.  I have been married for over nine years and two years […]

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Mama's Night Out

Mama’s Night Out

Please join us!  Everyone is welcome!  Make sure to register- there a limited number of spots! http://quadcitymamasnightoutmojo.eventbrite.com/

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