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Thanksgiving Hostess Hacks to Save Your Time and Sanity

Whether you typically celebrate Thanksgiving at your home or visit family and friends, it’s no secret that hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful undertaking. Attempting to clean (and maintain) a house with children, prepping food, and worrying about making your guests feel welcomed can easily drive any mom to snatch a whole pie to […]

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Think Outside the Lunch Box – Tips and Tricks for Packing School Lunch

Between the glue sticks and the composition notebooks, we find our fellow moms. We will meet up again in the aisle alongside the colored folders. Together, we help decipher our supply lists and figure out which ones are the plastic, 2-pocket folders with brads/prongs. We will try to hide our frustration as we struggle, for […]

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Yummm, Brunch! Where to get Sunday Brunch in the Iowa City Area

Who doesn’t love Sunday brunch?!  Our family’s recent routine has been to get in a little breakfast before heading to church on Sunday morning, and then come home after Sunday School and make a big meal of pancakes, eggs, waffles, breakfast meats, vegetables, and fruits while listening to music on the radio.  My five-year-old loves […]

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Grilled Pizza : A Summer Recipe You Won’t Regret Trying!

One of my favorite things about summer is grilling. One of my family’s favorite things to eat is pizza. That’s why last summer I began experimenting more with making pizza on the grill. I’m here to share some of my favorite recipes and secrets for making this meal that’s interactive and fun for the whole […]

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Four Ways to Use (or Preserve) Summer Squash

We are deep in the midst of summertime, and if you are a gardener that means one thing…your summer squash plants are exploding! Summer squashes are different from their more heartier winter cousins in that they are harvested when their skins are still soft and tender, and therefore edible.  Yellow squash, zucchini, and patty pan squash are […]

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