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Giving Back This Holiday Season: Service and Volunteer Opportunities

The holiday season has arrived! This the time of year when many of us reflect and take stock of the blessings in our lives. It’s also the perfect time to remember those who are less fortunate, and the holidays can be a particularly challenging time for service agencies and the individuals they serve. Whether it’s […]

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Iowa City Area Family Holiday Events

The holidays provide a wealth of opportunities to enjoy seasonal activities with your family! Check out these activities between now and the end of the year, and take advantage of all the Iowa City area has to offer! *Note: Many events are ongoing or take place on multiple dates. For brevity, they are only listed […]

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How to BAKE a Difference

I always seem to count my blessings more consciously this time of year — with Thanksgiving just around the corner we are surrounded by reminders to be thankful. This may seem like a silly thing to be thankful for, but I would list sweet treats among my blessings! Seriously think about it… when you indulge […]

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Be Selfish. Be Kind.

It’s that time of the year when Facebook news feeds are flooded with ’30 Days of Thanks’ countdowns, people announcing their RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness), and viral stories of strangers making a difference in the lives of others. Like clockwork, every year as the holiday season begins, we are naturally reminded of what we […]

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Just Say Thank You

“I love your top!” “Oh this? It’s ancient!” “Your haircolor is fabulous!” “Ugh…my gray is getting out of control!” “Have you lost weight?” “Pfhhhht! I wish!” “I saw your family photos on Facebook, they were great!” “The photographer worked magic; I hate having my picture taken!” “Your house looks so nice!” “Ha! You should have […]

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Movies and Moments that Matter

With November in full swing, it’s customary to say what we’re thankful for. Pinterest is buzzing with different activities and ways to demonstrate our gratitude. Facebook has begun exploding with daily posts detailing what each person is thankful for. This is why I love the holidays so much. It’s wonderful to see positive posts on […]

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Toiletries, socks, gloves, and food made a good start for our bags. We added notes, cash, and a few pieces of chocolate later. At our house, we believe everyone needs a little chocolate - it's one of life's necessities!

Blessing Bags: One Simple Way Your Kids Can Make a Difference

Every year, as the weather turns cooler and fall turns to winter, I feel so thankful, so grateful that my family and I have our cozy warm house to come home to. We walk home from the school bus stop or play outside bundled in our warm coats, our warm boots, and our warm gloves. […]

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Giving Thanks for Food

Food is an important part of our family. We grow it. We enjoy making meals from scratch. We enjoy dinnertime, especially on the rare occasions we can all sit down together. Even in our toughest times, we made nutritious food a priority. Thanksgiving reminds us that we’re grateful to be able to say that. For […]

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