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Guide to Iowa City Area Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market season is upon us! Attending our local market is one of our family’s favorite warm-weather activities. Every Saturday morning we pack up our crew and head to the Chauncy Swan ramp in Iowa City to indulge in some fresh food and great company. There are many reasons why attending your local farmers’ market […]

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Parenting Is Not “One Size Fits All”

We all have opinions.  Some strong, some weak, some conforming, and others that are just way out there.  When we become parents, we have even more opinions.  Stronger opinions.  Soap boxes to stand on and lectures to preach.  Sleep deprivation and fear of the unknown create a perfect storm of rationally irrational thought.  As parents, […]

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My Embryo Donation Failure—and Its Happy Ending

After two years of infertility treatments and two healthy IVF babies, my husband and I were confident that our family was complete. However, we had three embryos left that we were not going to use. We chose embryo adoption, donating our three remaining frozen embryos to an infertile couple. We wanted to know if a baby […]

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{Re-Cap} Dinner with Mom

Last weekend was Mother’s Day.  That one day of the year where we are *supposed* to enjoy a day of relaxation, pampering, and all-around feel appreciated for the things we do the other 364 days of the year.  We realize that this doesn’t always happen; especially if you have kiddos under the age of 5. […]

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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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Meet the Experts: ICMB’s 4th Annual Mom’s Morning Out

Iowa City Moms Blog is thrilled to bring you Bloom: our 4th Annual Moms Morning Out event!! This year we are partnering with City Moms Blog Network to bring this event to moms across the country (over 50 cities!) throughout the month of May!! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00-1:00 [...]
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8 {FREE!} Things Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

If you type “Mother’s Day gift ideas” into Google Shopping, you will get a long list of the latest and greatest things that Mom “needs” this Mother’s Day.  Suggestions cover all areas of the retail spectrum, from necklaces and wind chimes, to personalized knick knacks and this Mother’s Day Brunch gift basket.  (Although I’m having a hard […]

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