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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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In The (Book) Club

As a mom, it’s important to have activities that don’t include your children and spouse, but that do include things you enjoy doing and people you enjoy doing them with. Besides the Quad City Mom’s Blog Moms Night Out, my monthly escape is Book Club. In January 2008, I was invited by an acquaintance who read my blog […]

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I Love My Mom

I am so blessed to have my parents live in the same town as me.  I am definitely a “mama’s girl” and, yes, I text or talk to my mom almost everyday.  I love when my mom comes over because, not only do I love talking to her, I feel like I get a short […]

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