Karen Dahlstrom

Karen and her husband Neil live in Moline with their 11-year-old son, Grant. The Dahlstroms are active Quad Citizens and enjoy all the area has to offer (especially hiking, biking, eating and sports!). Karen loves connecting with other women and swapping stories about parenting, friendships and life. She's a mentor with Lead(h)er and is also an active volunteer with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement and the John Deere Classic.
Channel Cat Water Taxi

Go, See, Explore: Ride the Channel Cat Water Taxi

Riding the Channel Cat Water Taxi is one of our family’s favorite summer activities! Whether you’re a Quad Citizen or a visitor to the area, the Channel Cat is one of the best ways...
family playing sports

Sports Moms Need To Hear These 5 Important Truths

My mom was a sports mom before they were called sports moms. But unlike many sports moms of today, she didn’t bring homemade snacks or make custom t-shirts. Instead, she taught, coached, and encouraged...

Quad Cities Hangout Spots Adults Love (and kids can go, too!)

It was about two years ago when our then 9-year-old son wanted to stop being treated like a kid. My husband and I weren’t quite ready to accept that our little boy was growing...