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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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Eating Out in Iowa City: 5 Favorite Restaurants For Healthy Food

A few weeks ago the Iowa City Press Citizen featured a piece on local, healthy restaurant options. The author promised places where you could eat and still maintain your New Year’s resolutions. I read about the first three great places and then turned the page, but that was it. Three. I found myself saying, “But what about […]

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