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The {Skinny} On Loving Our Bodies…Just The Way They Are

Does this dress make me look {________}? Do my arms look {__________} in this shirt? Is this sweater too tight? Is everyone watching what the {___________} girl is eating at dinner? I just want to put on a big, comfy sweatshirt and hide myself. Sound familiar?  Do any of these thoughts run through your head?  […]

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Being The Best Parents We Can Be Through Happiness

Today we are so excited to share this amazing post from Thomasin McCoy (PhD) and Cindy Anderson (PhD, APBB, founders of Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants.  This post is Part 4 of our January Series entitled “Live The Life You’ve Imagined”.  If, by chance, you missed Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 of this series, be sure […]

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Becoming a Bookworm

I am the first to admit that I don’t read as much as I probably should. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy digging into a good book, relating to the characters, and illustrating scintillating pictures in my mind. But, I also struggle with a love (and potential addiction) to the mindless entertainment known as… screen-time. […]

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Searching Outside For Something That Is Inside

{Today we are so thankful to have Dr. Ron, from Robinson Family Wellness, as a guest blogger in Part 3 of our January series entitled “Live the Life You Imagined”.  We are absolutely loving this series so far; if you missed Part 1 and Part 2, please click on them to read!}   If you are anything […]

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I Am What (and Why) I Eat | Cleaning Out the Pantry

I consider myself a “foodie”—someone who is avidly interested in food, specifically cooking and eating. I collect and read cookbooks for fun, pore over recipes when I plan my weekly menu, and consistently make time for my husband and I to enjoy dinners out at one of our many local restaurants in Iowa City. And […]

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Tips for Making {Successful} New Year’s Resolutions

It’s almost a new year!  In the countdown from ten to one, amidst noise horns and confetti and champagne, (or the exhausted open-mouthed slumber of an overworked mama—no judgment here!), another page on the calendar is turned. A new year will be here, offering us all a new chance, another opportunity, a fresh start. I’m […]

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