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!
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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,...

The Ants Go Marching : 4 Tips For Keeping Ants Out Of Your Home

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The ants go marching one by one... I hate insects. I really do. I can be ever-so-slightly dramatic when I spot them inside my home. So when everyone begins to bask in the glow of...

Reflections After A Year Of Redshirting: The Power of Play

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When we sent our oldest to preschool for the first time, I remember how tiny she looked. Her chipmunk cheeks and petite frame were ever-present in that first-day-of-school photo. Three didn't look old enough...

6 Tips For A Budget-Friendly Summer Vacation or Spring Break Trip

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The polar vortex is bearing down upon us. My daughter has had a very long impromptu break from school. The house is a disaster. And I am completely EXHAUSTED. So I have decided it's...

Everything You Need To Know For Planning A Trip To The American Girl Store...

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I had been planning this day since my daughter was born. This was going to be the most magical 5th birthday celebration ever! And no, I am not talking about Disney. Our trip to the...