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Quad City Area Preschool Guide 2023

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We’re lucky to have so many fabulous Quad City area preschools! Below you will find a comprehensive list of Quad City area preschools, sorted by location: Iowa (including Davenport, Bettendorf, Eldridge, LeClaire) Illinois (including Rock...

My Favorite Books that I Read in 2022 | Top 24

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I love to read. Finding time to read is another story (pun intended) but as my kids have gotten a little older - I prioritize reading and find the time. Whether it's for an...

Weekend Getaway: Decorah, Iowa

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This past summer, my family and I took a weekend getaway to Decorah, Iowa with some friends. I was blown away by the charm of this sleepy little town (in northeast Iowa) near the...

1000 Hours Outside Challenge: Get Kids off Their Screens and on Their Feet

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My family is participating in the 1000 Hours Outside challenge, meaning we are going to be outside for what amounts to about 3 hours a day. Want to join us? It’s going to be...

Getting Your Kids to Eat Vegetables isn’t the Goal

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You’re not alone if you feel like it’s your nightly mission to get your child to eat vegetables. Or maybe for you, it’s trying to get your kid to eat a little more protein...

Vander Veer Conservatory Poinsettia & Lights Display | Davenport, IA

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(Davenport, IA): One of our favorite annual traditions - the holiday spectacular featuring countless poinsettias (and Paintsettias!), a multitude of lights, and extended Saturday evening hours is back at Vander Veer Conservatory. The event runs from...

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events | In & Around the QCA

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Noon Year's Eve (Eve) Party Eldridge Branch Library | Friday, December 30, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm 200 N 6th Ave - Eldridge, IA Ring in the New Year early at the Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Party goers...

Go, See, Explore: The Fun Station

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(Eldridge, IA): The Fun Station (formerly known as the 'The Play Station') is located in Eldridge, IA. It's an absolute favorite when it comes to indoor fun in the QCA! My kids and I...

Indoor Activity Directory for Families in the Quad Cities this Winter

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The Fun Station The Fun Station (formerly known as the 'The Play Station') is located in Eldridge, IA. It's an absolute favorite when it comes to indoor fun in the QCA! My kids and I...

Not Part of the “In” Mom Group

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I was driving my daughter and her friend home after school and, when talking about weekend plans, I learned that her mom was going out of town for the weekend. When I pulled up to...

A Grief Guide for the Holiday Season: How To Be as Merry as You...

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Happy fall and winter holidays, friends. I’m Sarah, and I am here to share my holiday grief guide with you. My dad died last spring, and the six-month anniversary of his absence coincides with the...

Just the One

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“Just the one.” And there it is… the “look” that always paints a fellow moms face as I respond to her asking how many children I have. An awkward silence trails my response as...