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The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: When to Buy Organic

Should I buy organic? Does it matter? Is it worth the extra cost? If I can’t afford to buy everything organic, how do I choose which foods to splurge on and which ones to save on? The Environmental Working Group creates a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, updated yearly, that ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular […]

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Freshly Squeezed and Making Memories

Two years ago I made the first, and only, resolution I have ever stuck with. I was being consumed by motherhood and trying to figure out who I was. So, I decided to make a resolution that would not deprive me of anything. Instead, it would be constant reminder to create the life I wanted. […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Iowa City Moms Blog

If you are reading this, first of all we want to say THANK YOU!  We are so glad you’re here, following all things ICMB and involving your families in our local events.  When we started this blog almost four years ago, our mission was clear:  to share this journey of motherhood with moms who “get […]

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Making Magic Easy – Elf Donuts and Reindeer Food

The MAGIC of the holidays… what does that even mean?  Maybe you’re one of those people who loves to go above and beyond when it comes to making Christmas magical. Maybe you’re just trying to find easy, cheap ways to keep your kids entertained indoors. Maybe Hopefully, you are just focusing on creating memories. Either way, you’re […]

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Holiday Traditions: Our Secret Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Whenever I hear the word “tradition,” I instantly want to break out in song from the Broadway show, Fiddler on the Roof. Recently I looked up the lyrics to the Tradition song, and I began to think about my own family traditions and how they have been passed down through the generations. My grandmother, Vita […]

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Holiday Bucket List: Making Christmas Magical, Fun, and Organized

Scheduling is super important in my household.  My husband’s work schedule varies with nights and weekends, so in order for us to get errands run and make time for family fun, date nights, and more, we schedule things out to keep this mama sane and to be sure we actually leave the house for more […]

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How To Get The Perfect Christmas Card Photo Without All The Stress

The Christmas season is under way! There is no shortage of advertisements for the perfect gizmos. The grocery stores are fully stocked with all the fixin’s. Moms are gearing up and making a list of all their to-dos, and at the top of the list are those pesky Christmas card photos. You remember last year’s […]

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