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 to make the first day...
We spend a lot of summer outside but I also want to encourage our kids to get outside and enjoy nature once school starts! As I’m sure was the case for lots of you, our summer went by too...
The summer is almost over! It’s the most magical time of the year for some parents when the kids get to go back-to-school.  Back-to-school shopping can be expensive.  My son seems to grow 2 sizes over the summer!  Being...
Enjoy this awesome list of {easy budget friendly} back to school snacks! I am happy to pass some of this parenting onto the teachers in a few weeks. I'm exhausted.     These kids get hot lunch or a sack lunch every...
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 year are easy to get...
It's important to read books to celebrate diversity for a myriad of reasons. Marginalized children shouldn't be the the only ones reading and being exposed to diverse books, nor are their lives the only ones that will be enriched...
Every child deserves to see themselves reflected in picture books, and every child deserves to see the many cultures we have in our world! I’ve put together this list books celebrating diversity for preschoolers, which is great to either...
Like many parents this fall, you may find yourself unexpectedly homeschooling your children. You may be drowning in Pinterest boards full of great homeschooling ideas, but not have the time to implement them. Enter the Substitute Teacher. We present...
Remote and Virtual Learning: Many of us are opting for, or it has been chosen for us, a hybrid of virtual learning and in-person school. We have the best hacks, tips and tricks for a fantastic school year from moms...
Homeschool Hacks As an experienced homeschool mom, I often get asked by new homeschoolers for advice. I'll share my top homeschool hacks for those of you who might be trying homeschooling out for the first time this year. Be sure...
I’ve been thinking a lot about this school year both as a teacher, as a wife of another teacher, and as a mom. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to say to other parents to prepare...
It seems like every spring and summer we have quite the run with severe weather. With Midwest weather varying from hail to heatstroke to tornadoes to typhoons (ok, just kidding, but the alliteration sounded good) it's important to know...

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In + Around The Quad Cities

2023 Quad Cities Museum Week | June 11 – 18

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"Celebrate science, inventions, art, and history as you explore the amazing museums of this bi-state regional destination on the Mississippi River... Each museum will have...