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A few easy ways to do some good

A Few Easy Ways to Do Some Good

“Care. Love. Be outraged. Be devastated. Don’t just give up. The world needs good humans today.” This source of inspiration the day after the Las Vegas shootings came from an unexpected source: a post on The Ellen Show’s Instagram account. But maybe the source isn’t so unexpected–who hasn’t been touched or inspired by Ellen?! When […]

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The Best Hour of Your Day: CrossFit for all Fitness Levels {Sponsored Post}

Are you ready to begin the journey to better fitness? Perhaps you’ve already started a fitness journey but you’re not getting the support or results that you want? We’d like to introduce you to CrossFit Kilo II, located just a few blocks south of downtown Iowa City! They are known for CrossFit, but have other […]

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Iowa City Trick or Treat Times and Halloween Activities 2017

With all the work that goes into selecting our children’s costumes, it is nice to have them get more than one use on Halloween. Here is your one-stop guide to family halloween fun around the corridor. Get out your calendar and get your Halloween activities planned! Halloween Activities Calendar Friday, October 20 Not So Scary […]

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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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car seat safety

Safe Traveling: Kids and Car Seats (Sponsored Post)

As a parent, when was the last time you checked your kids’ car seats? It’s an important question, given that thousands of children are killed or injured each year in automobile crashes.  Making sure children are properly and safely restrained while riding in any vehicle is not only good practice—it’s the law. Iowa Law Iowa law […]

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In Iowa City

The Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City

Fall officially begins on September 22, but let's be honest–we've been dreaming of it for months. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our 2017 Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City! To make planning your fall easier, we’ve compiled the best events, activities, and resources for celebrating fall and Halloween in Iowa [...]
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Apple Orchards & pumpkin patches

Guide to U- Pick: Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches near Iowa City

My family and I are seasoned u-pickers. You name it and if it’s within 50 miles of Iowa City, I’ve probably picked it! I’ve rounded up u-pick orchards and pumpkin patches in the area for you and your family to enjoy. (Insider secret: all the u-pick places already have pre-picked produce, so if shlepping through […]

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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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