Tag: parenting

Raising Confident Girls in Mean Girl Culture

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We all remember middle school friendships and how fickle they are. Loyalties and alliances changed as often as *NSYNC's outfits. These relationships seem to...

Before You Start Middle School | A Letter to My Daughter

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I can’t believe in 3 weeks you will be starting Middle School. It seems like yesterday we were walking hand in hand into the...

Just One More Cup

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Mothers Day can be a difficult time for those of us who are motherless. In my case, liver cancer took my Mom when I...

Love in the Time of COVID

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Is it just me, or has it been a tough year to connect with people? Our usual sources of community have not been as...

But don’t you wish you had a sibling? Perspectives from an...

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Full disclosure: I’m an only child raising an only child, so I know no other way. But, I know that having (or being) an...

7 IDEAS TO HAVE AN AWESOME VALENTINE’S DAY WITH THE KIDS

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  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...

Balancing the Extravagance of the Season

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I grew up a very lucky child. My parents worked hard to provide for us everything we needed and even much of what we...

Let’s put “Karen” to bed together. Shall we?

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Back in 2016, when the idea of “Karen” first became popular, we all thought it was funny, right? For those who may not know,...

Pandemic Puppy & the lessons we’ve learned

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During the pandemic, it’s either add a pregnancy, a few pounds or a puppy, right? Well, the first is definitely not happening and I...

Parenting out of Strength and not Fear

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If you are anything like me, as a first time parent, I was terrified of messing up. Of doing everything wrong. Fear is a...

GUNS EXIST. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

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What are you going to teach your child about gun safety? My ninth grade year, I was riding home on the cross country bus from...

Join our Writing Team! {Open Call For Contributors}

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Write for the Quad City Moms Blog! Are you one of the next Quad City Moms Blog contributors? We are looking for new and diverse contributors...
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