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The Sing Me To Heaven Foundation: Serving Grieving Parents

Losing a child is heartbreaking. When Jennifer Ambrose lost her daughter, Natalie, (who was nearly 6) to Mitochondrial Disease, it was hard. It was such a new disease that they couldn’t pinpoint what kind of mitochondrial disease she had. She had a 50/50 chance of ever finding out what kind she had.  Natalie was given […]

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Egg-cellent and Easy Easter Lunch – Keeping the Lunch Box Simple

For three years I spent most weekday mornings putting together edible works of art for my daughter to demolish at lunchtime. I was (and sometimes still am) ‘that mom’ – the one you will claim has too much time on her hands. The truth is, this morning routine was something I looked forward to. Filling […]

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It’s Called a “Bullet Journal” Because You’ll Want to Shoot It

Earlier this week, ICMB writer Becky told us everything we need to know to start a Bullet Journal. If you’re like me, you may have heard about this trend in the blogosphere and had a mild curiosity about its potential to help organize your life. Becky loves her bullet journal! Good for Becky. Because I admire Becky for many reasons, not […]

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Choosing an Iowa City Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to West Liberty

West Liberty is a welcoming city approximately 17 miles east of Iowa City. The community is strong in volunteerism, supportive of education, and celebrates the rich diversity of their population. It’s a short drive to Iowa City (or to Muscatine in the opposite direction), so this location gives you a small town experience with easy […]

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Congenital Heart Disease: A Family’s Story

Special thanks to our friends at Mercy Iowa City for sharing their stories, advice, and medical knowledge with us.  Today’s story comes from Lisa, who is a PA at their office and whose daughter has congenital heart disease. February is American Heart Month. It’s the month we hear a lot about cardiovascular disease. In fact, […]

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