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Summer Water Safety: The Facts on Dry Drowning (Sponsored Post)

Hello, summertime! Summer is my favorite season! It’s the time to be outdoors from sun up to sun down, spend time on the boat, in the pool, read books on the patio, drink lemonade, and catch fireflies. Summer is also trauma season. It’s the season for motor vehicle accidents, bike accidents, burns, trampoline accidents, and drownings. […]

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My Embryo Donation Failure—and Its Happy Ending

After two years of infertility treatments and two healthy IVF babies, my husband and I were confident that our family was complete. However, we had three embryos left that we were not going to use. We chose embryo adoption, donating our three remaining frozen embryos to an infertile couple. We wanted to know if a baby […]

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Congenital Heart Disease: A Family’s Story

Special thanks to our friends at Mercy Iowa City for sharing their stories, advice, and medical knowledge with us.  Today’s story comes from Lisa, who is a PA at their office and whose daughter has congenital heart disease. February is American Heart Month. It’s the month we hear a lot about cardiovascular disease. In fact, […]

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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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