playgroup | Chick-Fil-A

QCMB and United Way of the Quad Cities presents:    Join us September 29th at Chick-Fil-A for a fun morning for moms and kids! Get your tickets here!  

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mommy running lessons: the sabbatical

This is the third edition of Life Lessons Learned While Running.  Each month a new lesson will be posted related specifically to running and, well, to life in general.  Enjoy the third of many lessons learned while running.  You can read the first lesson about slowing your pace here and the second lesson about learning […]

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fitting in

We were all young and know how hard it can be to fit in with our peers. There is a point in everyone’s life where they struggle with who they are and where they belong.  To make matters worse, there will always be that person out there that is going to give you a hard […]

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how to talk to a homeschool mom

Moms, we are all in this together.  Every good parent wants the best for their child.  The best looks different for each family.  In the spirit of “Oh my goodness, I didn’t realize I was offending you!” I desire to share from my own experience and the experiences of other homeschooling mothers (special thanks to […]

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ask the expert: homework tips

If you are anything like us, you have burning questions that you want answered. That’s why we’re starting this new series – it’s a chance to get questions answered by local experts. Today, we’re turning to our friends at Rivermont Collegiate to answer one of our questions about something some parents dread … homework. And […]

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a little play goes a long way

  Please don’t judge me. I have a confession to make. I don’t like to play with my kids. Ok, there it is. I said it. Let the scathing e-mails ensue. (But I know I’m not the only one – someone else admitted it in Olivia’s post last week – thanks, sister!) Seriously. I have […]

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sesame chicken recipe review

With the chilly weather upon us, it’s nice to have hearty and easy to prep meal options.  When I stumbled upon the article “30 Easy Crockpot Recipes” and felt like I struck gold! www.familyfreshmeals.com/2014/08/30-easy-crockpot-recipes.html I knew I wouldn’t get through the entire list of 30 recipes on my own, so I enlisted in the help of […]

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moms night out: faq

We are so excited for our next Moms Night Out – a week from today. We really believe that this will be one of our best events yet. There are still a few tickets available, so get yours today.   Just in case you have a few questions, here are more details! Can I buy […]

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“just” a mom

  I was going to do “BIG things“.  That was the plan and vision of my teenage self.  I got good grades to guarantee I could reach my grand goals.  Then…I met a boy.  Not just any boy, the ONE.  The one that would sweep me off my feet and give me a life I […]

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an open letter to thirty-six

Dear Thirty-Six, Well, well, well…so here we are. I know you are truly surprised to hear me call you by your true name and not my usual “29 again”. But, my friend, it is time for us to begin our journey together. I must disclose first and foremost that I’m not 100% sure about you […]

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