do you like scary movies?

It is October, the month that brings pumpkin spice everything, the changing of the leaves, and a tribute to all things scary.  Vampires, ghosts, and goblins line the aisles of the local stores and soon those spooks will be knocking on your door asking for candy.  It is the perfect time of year to grab […]

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if i could bubble wrap her heart

Something strange, yet wonderful happened when I gazed into my first newborn baby’s eyes. My maternal instincts kicked in. Suddenly I knew I’d do anything to protect that little girl. Of course I couldn’t protect her from everything. After all, moms have limits. I learned that lesson early – even before we left the hospital. […]

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all things apples

Kim just wrote a great post about fun fall activities.  We’ve been on the QC fall fun train, too, having recently visited the pumpkin patch and apple orchard.  Thanks to all that family-friendly fun, we also now have apples coming out our ears!  I referenced Marie’s post about great apple recipes to share, but here […]

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halloween fun

One of my favorite times of year is fall.  I like to decorate with pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn and I love the vibrant colors of the trees. I love to do fun Halloween crafts and today I am going to show you two things we have done this year. This year my oldest son joined cub […]

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remembering our babies

It is a morning that starts just like every other morning. Feed the kids breakfast, take a shower, get dressed, put my makeup on, scan my jewelry holder for the right piece. The “O” necklace catches my attention- a gift from a sweet friend after losing our baby girl, Olivia. I reach for it and […]

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mama needs a timeout

  Can we get real for a minute?  I have never been one to sugar-coat things…I try to be real and my favorite people in the world are the ones that are real back.  You and I both know that behind every professional perfect family picture making the Facebook page there was at least one […]

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mallory’s mommy makeover

Mallory is the mom of 2 young children and, like most moms, desperately needed a day to herself. She smiled from the start of the makeover until we saw her leave. She is the sweetest and we’re glad she gave us the opportunity to pamper her for the day! “Thank you Quad City Moms Blog […]

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seeds of discontent

Discontent. It slithers into our subconscious. Uninvited. Oozing out of our pores. Feeding on the nature of self. Our lives are spent clamoring for accolades, acceptance, and affluence. We live each moment waiting. For more. For different. For new. For something. “It is not enough!” is the cry of our soul. Every thought, word, and […]

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color blind

Our society has grown leaps and bounds in regards to the “normalization” and acceptance of equality with interracial relationships, but as a whole there is still a long way to go. As of 2014 there are approximately 4.8 million interracial marriages in the United States. I have only (seriously) dated outside of my race and […]

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Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival

Congratulations to Katelyn Lee for winning the family 4-pack of tickets to the show! Please email [email protected] to claim your tickets! Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival will be at the iWireless Center TOMORROW (October 10, 2014)! Along with Mickey Mouse and his friends, the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story will be there, […]

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