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Urban Homesteading: 15 Ways to Go Green in the City

The word “homesteading” brings to mind adventurous settlers rushing to stake their claim on lands out west in the 1800s. You might think of homesteaders as Little House on the Prairie-types who reject modern technology and conveniences in favor of cows, sows, and plows.  But modern homesteading simply means embracing a lifestyle that values sustainability over […]

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I’ve Got Chills, They’re Multiplyin’! {Fevers in Kids}

Special thanks to our friends at Mercy Iowa City for sharing their stories, advice, and medical knowledge with us.  Today’s story comes from Tori, who is a provider at their office. Fevers in Children:  “I’ve got chills…they’re multiplying!” Fevers are one of the topics I find myself spending a lot of time discussing in the […]

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“Go Red” for Heart Health Awareness

Since 1924, the American Heart Association has highlighted February as American Heart Month. In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson was the first president to issue a proclamation declaring American Heart Month. February is both Heart Health Awareness Month and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month.  Read on to find our more about heart disease, its impact, and […]

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The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: When to Buy Organic

Should I buy organic? Does it matter? Is it worth the extra cost? If I can’t afford to buy everything organic, how do I choose which foods to splurge on and which ones to save on? The Environmental Working Group creates a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, updated yearly, that ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular […]

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You Are Not Alone: Raising a Child With a Mental Illness Diagnosis

October is OCD Awareness month. I’d like to dedicate this piece to honor those who struggle with OCD or any other mental illness. Remember that you are not alone. At the age of 15, I was diagnosed with clinical OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I would like to state that someone who has OCD is not someone that […]

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