I will be the first to admit that being a mom can be difficult. Toddlers teeth, children whine, and tweens have attitudes. Juggling all your plans and everyone emotions in a day can be overwhelming. As a mom to...
Nature is healing. Who can say that they’ve taken a walk in the woods or watched the sunrise from a deserted beach and not felt calmer – more at peace? Science is starting to figure out how exactly this...
Is it just me, or has it been a tough year to connect with people? Our usual sources of community have not been as available to us during the pandemic. Even with the people inside our own four walls,...
  Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Moms work hard enough so take an idea out of here to make your Valentines Day with the kids special and fun. You can do these with things I am sure you...
Ah, February, the month of love.  Funny though, how it quickly turns in to binging chocolate, scrambling for last minute Valentine's for the kiddos' classmates or picking apart your significant other for forgetting the obligatory cards and candy. In all...
It’s that time of the year where people are making New Year's Resolutions, or “setting intentions” or picking a word for the year. Whatever we call it, January is famous for declared personal changes. If you did decide on...
Winter is truly a peaceful season; snow cover genuinely makes the air and your surroundings quieter. We're forced to stay indoors more here in the Midwest. The magic of watching the snow fall, especially with young children who are...
After a crazy day of working and balancing all the things, I rushed around to get dinner on the table before our evening plans. I shouted 2-3 times for everyone to come to dinner, they rushed into the room,...
Back in 2016, when the idea of “Karen” first became popular, we all thought it was funny, right? For those who may not know, a “Karen” is middle-aged white woman who complains to the manager when she is unhappy,...
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...

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37th Annual Festival of Trees | November 19-27

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(Davenport, IA): Welcome to Festival of Trees, where holiday magic comes to life each year in downtown Davenport! Featuring over 150 designer displays, fun-filled...