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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 http://www.farmfreshjessica.com.

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...

Best Biking & Hiking Trail for Families | In & Around the Quad Cities

One of my favorite things to do in college was to hop on my bike on a crisp autumn afternoon, ride to the downtown area, and study at a coffee shop. The air was...

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!)

Spring in the Quad Cities means a lot of cold days, rainy days, sunny days, and windy days; and often all on the same day!  As I'm always telling my kids, there is no...

100 Family Day Trips | Within 2 Hours of the QCA

Looking for a fun family daytrip near the Quad Cities? Your kids will love these family day excursions!  Within An Hour Rock Falls, IL 62 miles Crystal Lake A totally unexpected gem of an outing. This...

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...

Ultimate Guide to Fall in the Quad Cities

Good bye Summer—Hello Fall! I know many of you are die hard summertime lovers, but just as many of you have been dying to break out the boots and plaid flannel. You may have...

Apple Orchards | In & Around the Quad Cities

Apple crisp? Apple pie? Apple latkes? Yes please! Find those ingredients atone of our fine Quad Cities area apple orchards. Nothing says fall like apples, and nothing makes apples taste better than knowing they were...
my name is not mom adler theatre


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)

Back to school is an exciting time of year! It can also be anxiety inducing in some kids (and their moms!), especially when you consider the year we've all just had. We've compiled ways...
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