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Be an encourager


Having children is one of the greatest blessings and one of the most challenging roles we face.  For me I was so consumed with being “mom” that over time I felt like I was beginning to lose my identity.  It is easy to feel isolated when your days consist of diapers and Disney movies.  That […]

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you are extraordinary

Think back on your life, throughout your years.  Can you recall a time your confidence was shaken?  A time you were told that you were too young, too uneducated, too shy, too out-of-shape, too incapable?    I am sure we can all think back to an event when we were told all the reasons we couldn’t accomplish […]

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top of my list

I love goals.  I love to-do lists.  I love a fresh year filled with possibilities.  This year is no exception I have BIG personal goals, professional goals, a huge remodel in the works…lots of exciting things in progress this year.  I also am not a person who likes to sit.  I struggle to watch a […]

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in our own words: reflecting back, looking ahead

This time of year is always filled with reflection, excitement, and  new resolve. We at Quad City Moms Blog are excited, too, as we look ahead to a year of learning, family-time, personal betterment, and sharing time each day with all of you, our faithful readers. Today our writers have shared some of their thoughts […]

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it’s almost a new year

Ready to ring in a new year?  Are you clinging to 2014 or saying “Out with the old, in with the new?” Looking for some family-friendly New Year’s Eve ideas?  Look no further!  We’ve got a bunch of fun ideas for you here… Midnight for Mamas A Kid-tastic New Year’s Eve Home for the Holiday: […]

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30 is looming: an update

Back in February, on my half-birthday, I wrote a post on here called “don’t forget to grow”.  It was my own personal list of “30 things I want to do before I turn 30”, and I asked you readers to take the journey with me.  Maybe you aren’t turning 30, or maybe you already have, […]

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dreaming big

This past Tuesday, I had the opportunity to visit with a group of about 20 elementary-aged Girl Scouts at their program center in Bettendorf.  During our conversation, I asked the girls whether they knew what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Almost every girl immediately raised her hand.  So I asked the girls […]

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Today is your day!

I received an email from an old friend about a month ago. It was out of the blue and took me completely by surprise  In the email, she told me that I had inspired her to train for a marathon. She had never thought it was possible to do something outside of being a mom . […]

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5 steps to a healthier you

In light of recently hitting my first goal of losing a total of 20 pounds, today I’m sharing with you some of the ways I’m working on getting healthier. Be positive.  No one likes a grump!  Of course we all have bad days…but thinking positive helps you to be positive.  Find inspirational quotes that speak […]

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