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8 “Must Have” Board Books for Your Baby’s First Library

We’ve all heard it’s important to read aloud to children. Even newborns benefit, so introducing your child to books right away is a great first step towards raising readers. And while any reading is good reading, choosing books that are developmentally appropriate offers the biggest benefit in brain development and literacy skills. Plus, reading aloud […]

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Iowa City Trick or Treat Times and Halloween Activities 2017

With all the work that goes into selecting our children’s costumes, it is nice to have them get more than one use on Halloween. Here is your one-stop guide to family halloween fun around the corridor. Get out your calendar and get your Halloween activities planned! Halloween Activities Calendar Friday, October 20 Not So Scary […]

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Growth Minded Mama: 3 Ways to Foster a Growth Mindset in Our Children

“I’ll never be able to tie my shoes; it’s too hard!” Sound familiar? As parents, it can be difficult to navigate through the various struggles our children encounter as they grow. We want to encourage and help–heck, we may even be tempted to tie their shoes for them until they leave for college. But what […]

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Ground Control Mom Tales from the Road

Ground Control to Mom: Working Mom Tales From the Road

Like a lot of my friends, I am a mom whose work requires a significant amount of travel. Client meetings, conferences, staff meetings at headquarters, or coordinating events out of town, working moms rack up the miles away from home! If you’re a working mom whose job requires travel, you understand that there are perks […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City

Fall officially begins on September 22, but let's be honest–we've been dreaming of it for months. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our 2017 Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City! To make planning your fall easier, we’ve compiled the best events, activities, and resources for celebrating fall and Halloween in Iowa [...]
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Apple Orchards & pumpkin patches

Guide to U- Pick: Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches near Iowa City

My family and I are seasoned u-pickers. You name it and if it’s within 50 miles of Iowa City, I’ve probably picked it! I’ve rounded up u-pick orchards and pumpkin patches in the area for you and your family to enjoy. (Insider secret: all the u-pick places already have pre-picked produce, so if shlepping through […]

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