Postpartum what?!

Postpartum what?!

Blurry pictures, no makeup, glasses, watching cartoons, sweats and a t-shirt – yep, all signs of just having a baby.  I have to admit, I had no idea what to expect after delivering my first child.  Physically and emotionally, my body is forever different.  It didn’t get easier with numbers 2 and 3 either. If […]

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What's For Dinner Mama? QC Cooking Club

What’s For Dinner Mama? QC Cooking Club

Good Morning Mamas Today I am bringing you a new idea to consider, ponder and maybe even to start! Awhile back I read about the idea of a cooking club on our sister site http://www.scottsdalemomsblog.com/. I LOVED this idea because it was an opportunity to get new recipes and be with old and new friends, what […]

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Supermom

Supermom

I’m the mama of a 20-month old, due with my second at the end of September, running a childcare out of my home, packing to move, preparing a vacation with a child on an airplane, tending to my rental properties…. all while trying to keep a balanced schedule of work/play and not complaining to my […]

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Cord Blood Donation

Cord Blood Donation

A few weeks ago a friend told me about her 5 year old nephew, Peyton, who was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.  This is a progressive brain disease that will effect Peyton’s motor and cognitive skills. He will undergo chemo and a bone marrow transplant to stop the progression.  So far no one in Peyton’s family […]

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Green Bottoms

Green Bottoms

Have you heard much about cloth diapers lately?  I’m not talking about your mama’s cloth diapers. Gone are the days of pins and plastic pants!  Cloth diapers are modern, fashionable, affordable, easy to use, healthy, and earth-friendly! Did you know you can buy cloth diapers right here in the Quad Cities?  Green Bottoms is known […]

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Babymoon

Babymoon

Greetings, Well the other day the Today show featured a segment called Babymoon, have you heard of this? I hadn’t until this last month on a few blogs with expectant mothers talking about their own baby moon.  Ok, so a baby moon is when parents-to-be take a trip (before the mother reaches 34 weeks) to connect […]

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Baby, Baby, Baby!

Baby, Baby, Baby!

I have had 3 babies in 3 years (yes, i know, crazy!).  I went au naturale with each (yes, i know, double crazy!).  It’s ironic how similar my 3 births have been.  My labors were each 9 hours long with only about 2 hours of intense labor. Here’s a snap shot of my births.  I went into […]

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Eden Accessories

Eden Accessories

Cutest. Accessories. Ever!  Eden Accessories has something for every girl in your life!  What started as a hobby by QC stay at home mama, Amanda, has turned into a collection of headbands, barrettes, bows, combs, necklaces, hats, and custom order products.  Amanda loves everything creative, colorful, musical, and natural. Seriously, you won’t leave her site […]

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Rail Off... Now What!

Rail Off… Now What!

My daughter is a little pip squeak (10th percentile for height and weight) but a complete MONKEY! She started climbing up her changing table at 10 months old and by 17 months old she decided it was a good time to start climbing OUT of her crib! She did this twice in one day with no […]

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Stroller Strides

Stroller Strides

For 2 years after I had my daughter, I felt very alone in the struggles of motherhood.  None of my friends had babies yet.  I desperately wanted to know I wasn’t the only mom dealing with the dreaded 2 hour bedtime routine and temper tantrums!   Last summer I went on a walk and noticed […]

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Meet the Mamas

Meet the Mamas

Camye (as told by her Mama) With 3 sisters and a brother, Camye grew up with  the qualities of both the first-born and the middle child- she can organize anything and gets along great with anybody. When she isn’t loving on her husband, David, she’s being a terrific mom to her 3 kids Evie, Elijah, […]

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Mini Lasagna Cups

Mini Lasagna Cups

I know this is a recipe to add to the box when my kids ask for seconds!  Evie couldn’t stop pretending to rock her “baby lasagna”!  Amanda has a TON of great (and simple) recipes on her website.  These Chicken Enchiladas are to die for (literally and figuratively)! 1 lb lean ground beef 1 lb sausage […]

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