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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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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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Stress-Free, Mess-Free: 6 Easy Water Activities for Kids

The school year is coming to an end and the temperature is rising. Soon it will be unbearably hot, and that’s okay with me! I love summer. I love the heat. I love the extra time with my family. I especially love not being on a schedule. But, there are things about summer I don’t […]

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Cut the Cord: Life Without Television

Fishing poles, enchanted cow sharks, and pretend fish bait.  Our eight- and five-year-old kids were being supervised through the windows overlooking our backyard. My husband, Bryan, was called out to fix the broken fishing pole, and he overheard most of the story that was developing as they played. It turns out that when one has enchanted […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Iowa City Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Iowa City is a wonderful place to live; Livability.com currently ranks Iowa City as #2 out of the top 100 best places to live for 2017. This City of Literature, with a population of roughly 70,000, is a small but bustling college town packed to the brim with arts and culture. The University of Iowa and University [...]
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