running lessons: learning to breathe

This is the second 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 second of many lessons learned while running.  You can read the first lesson about slowing the pace here. I’ve asked my runner husband before […]

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indoor fun

Kids are back in school (or will be soon) and that means fall, and cooler weather, is just around the corner.  I am bringing some of our favorite summer time activities indoors for those days when it is too wet and chilly to make it outside. I have two boys and anytime we go outside […]

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adjusting to back to school (with Nelson Chiropractic)

By the looks of the Facebook newsfeed, it’s back to school time. Today, we’re sharing some back to school information from our awesome sponsor, Nelson Chiropractic. Time to pack up the pool gear and take out the school gear! For most moms this is a bittersweet time of year. You’ve probably enjoyed having your little ones around […]

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Parenting. I have been doing it for almost 9 years now. You would think, at a certain point, I would actually start to be good at it. But, on a pretty regular basis, I find myself shaking my head, checking the window for the arrival of the car from DCFS or wondering how much I’m […]

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!

iWireless Center Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 Friday: 7pm Saturday: 11am, 3pm and 7pm Sunday: 1pm and 5pm Labor Day Monday: 1pm My family has been to the circus for the past 2 years and we can’t wait to go back every year! It’s definitely become one of our yearly family tradition, so I’m always […]

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just peachy

One of my favorite parts of summer is having ripe peaches on hand. All the time. The kiddos and I devour these summertime gems like candy. It’s a sad day when I go to the store to buy peaches, and they are no longer “in season.” And eating an out-of-season peach is just plain wrong. […]

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t.p. craft car

I’ve been going through a “save that, we can make something out of it” phase lately.  I have a stockpile of popsicle sticks, snack containers (I’m certain they will make a great hand drum of some sort), coffee canisters, cardboard boxes and… toilet paper cardboard rolls. Paper towel and t.p. cardboard rolls are great for […]

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get out and explore

As the summer comes to a close, many of us are thinking about school for our older kids. But even at a younger age, now’s also a great time to assess whether our children are developing the skills they’ll need to succeed in school. It’s never too early (or too late) to begin. Exploration is […]

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science center

The QCMB team has been enjoying the Putnam Museum’s new Science Center these last couple months! We’re each sharing our favorite parts with you in hopes you’ll want to check it out too! Kim’s visit Mom’s favorite part of the Science Center: Since Henry is only two, I wasn’t sure if it would be too […]

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  You’ve heard of Paparazzi…the photographers that follow the famous people of the world and capture their every move. Snap! Snap! Snap! I have a lot in common with this crew. Yes my friends, I am a Mamarazzi…constantly following my children, camera in hand, ready to capture their lives on film. When my first child […]

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