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Choosing an Iowa City Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to Eastside Iowa City

I know a place where you can enjoy a delicious burger with local beef and fries for dinner, stroll to Dairy Queen for an ice cream treat, and then finish the evening watching the sunset by a visionary stone in a prairie preserve. Where is this nirvana of food and forest, you ask? It’s the east side […]

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Stuff to Say No To This Holiday Season

However you celebrate the holidays–and even if you don’t celebrate them at all–the “holiday season” is a demanding time of year. Being a mom is hard enough without the added pressure of the holiday season. The commercial trappings. The office parties. The classroom parties. Family gatherings. Baking. Decorating. Gift-giving. The extended break from school that can […]

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Kumbaya and Pass the Pizza: Surviving Family Reunions

I just returned from a ten day trip to see my family. Notice the use of the word “trip” rather than “vacation” to describe this event. I love vacations and trips, and they are two different experiences. Vacation, to me, means an adventure to a destination, with or without kids. A vacation is staying in […]

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Avoid the Summer Slide: Encouraging Reading When School’s Out

Reading is a critical part of our children’s development. Reading every day is important, and summer is no exception. Summer is perhaps even more important when many kids don’t have the structure that school provides and time set aside for reading. What can we do to mitigate some of what researchers call the “summer slide” […]

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