Jessica Rose

Jessica is a home educator and owner of QC Moms. She lives in a geriatric, temperamental Victorian home with her six children ages 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 and 5. She is passionate about natural living, homeschooling her wild and free children, gentle parenting, and trying to glorify God in her daily life. If there is any time left over, she enjoys reading, her planner, reading, cooking, writing, baking, Netflix and Facebook, reading, and learning new things. She used to write at

Best Biking & Hiking Trails for Families | In & Around the Quad...

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100 Family Day Trips | Driving Distance of the Quad Cities

We've got a lot to offer in the Quad City area, but if you're like me, sometimes you want a change of scenery. We've compiled a fantastic lists of day trips you can take...

20 Cheap and Easy Activities to Do with your Kids Outside

The sun is out! The bulbs have begun sprouting! Is spring really here? It's time to get outside and enjoy some cheap and easy activities to do with your kids! As a mama who works...

Spring Time Fun for Little Ones (and big kids too!)

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Make THIS the Best Halloween Yet: 4 Tips for Success

    1. Let Them Pick Their Costume. For most parents, this seems like a no brainer. But if you're a control freak like myself, you like to plan things way ahead of time. That's worked...
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Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. | Adler Theatre I love these ladies! They make my days being a mom on the real. Each of them bring a different aspect to the table. The...
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Back to School Interview + a FREE Printable!

Filling out a back to school interview each year is fun keepsake! It's a sweet little activity to do together too as you start getting back into the school year mindset. Our back to...
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Make a Psuedo Bullet Journal and Change Your Life

If you haven't before heard of a bullet journal, let me tell you, it will change your life. It's essentially a completely customized planner for everything you need to keep track of, both before...
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Make the First Day Back to School Memorable! (with a FREE printable sign)

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Are you looking for family things to do in the Quad Cities? August Quad City events and festivals are in full swing!  BBQ's, picnics, hiking, boating, music festivals, sports and more- August in the...
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The Things You NEED for Back to School This Year

It's THAT time of year: Back to School shopping! While you would much rather still be in bare feet and in the pool, it's gotta get done. The things you need for school this...
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July Family Events in the Quad Cities

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