Nikki Wildemuth

Nikki Wildemuth
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Nikki is new to the area. She graduated from the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Campus in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. She married her husband the same year. Nikki loved the creativity of teaching and continues to bring that same creativity as a stay at home mom. During the day you can find her chasing after her precocious toddler. By night she is a Pinterest junkie! She enjoys getting out and spending time with her family!

Thanksgivings in Quarantine

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During dinner last week, my 7 year old asked if we would be going to grandma and grandpa's house for Thanksgiving this year. "No baby, not this year." It's the phrase I utter like a...

Real Life: Moms Share Their Virtual School Setup

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When the pandemic forced schools to shut down last spring, we had to shift gears quickly and find a way to educate our oldest child from home. Our kitchen table quickly became schoolwork headquarters....

I Gave Birth In The Middle of A Pandemic

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I gave birth in the middle of a pandemic. I write this as my newborn sleeps peacefully on my chest. The weight of her tiny body a reminder of what I accomplished during a very...
An image of a baby carved on wood.

My Pregnancy Experience During A Pandemic

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We are in this together. It’s the phrase I’ve heard 1,000 times. It’s the phrase that supposed to sustain us, to get us through. And it does help, it really does. But it’s also true that...
A child holds up a sign saying 'first day of covid19 homeschooling'

Try A Simple Morning and Homeschooling Routine During This Pandemic

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The reality of this pandemic is seen within our own daily routines. For most parents, school closures have changed the dynamic drastically. It can be an overwhelming feeling to ensure your children keep up...
Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

Five Easy and Cute Valentine’s Day Crafts (Using Toilet Paper Rolls!)

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Valentine's Day is a popular topic in our house. Mostly because my girls love any excuse to craft their little hearts out! They always head straight for our recycling bin in search of items...

Our Thoughtful Five Gift Rule For Christmas

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I love Christmas! The music, movies, decorations, and traditions are among my favorite parts of the season. A few years back, I shared one of our favorite traditions to kick off the season, Grinch...

A Back-To-School Routine: Morning, After School, and Weekends

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Mornings are usually a little chaotic around our house. I have one child who bounds out of bed, ready to begin the day and another who needs a little time to herself. Before I...

5 Things To Do Before Your Child Starts Kindergarten

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Kindergarten is a major milestone in every child's life. Some parents are overjoyed by this new milestone, while others, like myself, will have their tissues handy. And while I look at my little girl...

A Letter To My Preschool Graduate

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Darling Girl, I can't believe your time as a preschooler has come to pass. Everyone told me it would go quickly, and of course they were right. I didn't want to believe them. I mean,...