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Sauerkraut, Yum!

Everything You Need to Know About Raw Fermented Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut.  When I think of this delicious food, my mouth starts to water.  I’ve always been a fan of sauerkraut. Even when I was little one of my favorite meals included sauerkraut, which was pork ribs covered in sauerkraut and baked to perfection.  Imagine my luck when I married into a German family!  They made […]

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Choking: Do You Know How To Save Your Child’s Life?

I have small children in my house.  I also have big children in my house.  Their ages range from seven months to twelve years of age.  Unfortunately, that means that there are many different toys for different ages in my house.  There are Squinkies, My Little Ponies, Littlest Pet Shop, Barbie’s, John Deere Tractors (which […]

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Mercy Peds Clinic

{Sponsored Post} Mercy Iowa City Pediatric Clinic

Meet Mercy Pediatrics, a clinic of five providers welcoming new patients and always accepting same day appointments.  We have a variety of pediatricians and a physician assistant with experience caring for infants through 21 year olds and a passion for helping the entire family!   Meet our team: Shirley Paul, MD I really enjoy my […]

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Spending Time Alone

At first I was disappointed… A few weeks ago I realized I wouldn’t be able to join my husband and daughters when they planned a visit to our hometown. My husband had a weekend of golfing planned, and my daughters were going to spend a week at my parent’s home. Then, I started to think back to the […]

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“Just 5 More Minutes”: Adult Sleep Struggles

“Michele… Pssst… Hey, Michele…*nudge*… wake up…*nudge*…the baby is awake…Michele…” I find it hard to imagine that there are any moms unfamiliar with the extreme exhaustion that comes with having an infant. On the other hand, I assume that the majority of them wake up to the sound of their babies crying most nights. However, that has […]

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