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Safe Traveling: Kids and Car Seats (Sponsored Post)

As a parent, when was the last time you checked your kids’ car seats? It’s an important question, given that thousands of children are killed or injured each year in automobile crashes.  Making sure children are properly and safely restrained while riding in any vehicle is not only good practice—it’s the law. Iowa Law Iowa law […]

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Summer Water Safety: The Facts on Dry Drowning (Sponsored Post)

Hello, summertime! Summer is my favorite season! It’s the time to be outdoors from sun up to sun down, spend time on the boat, in the pool, read books on the patio, drink lemonade, and catch fireflies. Summer is also trauma season. It’s the season for motor vehicle accidents, bike accidents, burns, trampoline accidents, and drownings. […]

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My Embryo Donation Failure—and Its Happy Ending

After two years of infertility treatments and two healthy IVF babies, my husband and I were confident that our family was complete. However, we had three embryos left that we were not going to use. We chose embryo adoption, donating our three remaining frozen embryos to an infertile couple. We wanted to know if a baby […]

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A Parent’s Guide to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, Museum, and National Historic Site

For my family and me, moving to Iowa in 2012 was, in many respects, like moving to a new country. Shoveling snow, combating gnats, and acquiring snow pants were all new to us. Over the past three years my quest to better understand Iowa and its people has led me to regularly pack up my […]

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