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Herbert Hoover Museum, taking kids to the Herbert Hoover Museum in West Branch Iowa

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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Creativity in the Corridor 3

Creativity in the Corridor: Art Opportunities With Kids

Get this: many of our kids will most likely have careers and jobs that don’t even exist yet. Yikes! Sure, some will be teachers, doctors, service men and women (all of which require creativity), but others will have some sort of crazy job (bloggers!) that back in the 80s and 90s, no one thought possible. […]

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How Moms Can Imact Body Image

Wake Up Call: My Role in My Daughter’s Future Body Image

The other morning I was halfway watching the end of Good Morning America while stacking cups with my daughter, Ella. One of the segments caught my attention as I heard something about how mothers can impact their daughters. As I listened to them explain the experiment some psychologist did, I got a little choked up (what’s […]

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