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3 Healthy & Delicious Breakfasts That My Kid Won’t Eat (But Maybe Yours Will!)

In my quest to cook healthy and delicious meals for my family, I am always looking for new recipes. This is especially true for breakfast, a time that can slip into cereal monotony real fast. With school starting next week, I want my daughter to be fueled for her day, to have the energy she […]

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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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Lower Your Expectations: A More Satisfying Life Awaits!

“The key to happiness is low expectations.  Lower.  Nope, even lower.  There you go.”  ~Ramblin’ Mama I came across this quote online.  I read it and it was a light bulb moment, people.  This Type A mama needed to lower her expectations.   My high expectations were creating problems in my life.   I realized almost everything […]

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{Re-Cap} 2nd Annual “Kick off to Summer” Carnival!

Summer came in with a BANG this year, didn’t it?! All of the sudden it’s 100 degrees with 1000% humidity and we are all searching for air-conditioned activities!! (By the way, if you’re looking for indoor fun this year, click here for a great list of indoor playspaces!) We, too, were grateful for the luxury […]

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Save Money, Make Money, AND Give Back to the Community: Shop at Stuff Etc!

If you are an Iowa City native, chances are you already know all of the amazingness that is Stuff Etc. However, just in case you haven’t heard, Stuff. Etc is the BEST!  Stuff is a consignment service operation that is dedicated to providing consignors the best return on their merchandise, while providing buyers with quality, low-cost shopping. […]

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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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