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Ways to be more intentional and minimal about gift giving

12 Ways To Be More Intentional and Minimal About Gift-Giving

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s the only time of the year when I can tolerate snow and cold, and I feel festive for a solid month. I want to spend my time with my friends and family, decorating the tree, going to ugly sweater parties, driving around to see the lights, […]

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Best places to shop local at small businesses in Iowa City

Shop Local: Iowa City Holiday Shopping Guide 2017

Iowa City abounds with great places to shop for everyone on your holiday gift list. Stop by some of our favorites this year on Small Business Saturday (November 25), or support these quality businesses year round. These local retailers get my dollars at holiday time by offering potential gifts for a wide range of folks, […]

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ALettertoAdrienne

1 Year Ago Today: The Aftermath of a Traumatic Pregnancy Experience

Dear Adrienne, Thanksgiving to me is almost as big of a milestone as your upcoming first birthday. It’s the beginning of your birth story. It’s also the beginning of when I thought I might lose you. This is why I have been more anxious as your mom than I was the first time around, even […]

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