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Guide to Iowa City Area Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market season is upon us! Attending our local market is one of our family’s favorite warm-weather activities. Every Saturday morning we pack up our crew and head to the Chauncy Swan ramp in Iowa City to indulge in some fresh food and great company. There are many reasons why attending your local farmers’ market […]

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Parenting Is Not “One Size Fits All”

We all have opinions.  Some strong, some weak, some conforming, and others that are just way out there.  When we become parents, we have even more opinions.  Stronger opinions.  Soap boxes to stand on and lectures to preach.  Sleep deprivation and fear of the unknown create a perfect storm of rationally irrational thought.  As parents, […]

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My Embryo Donation Failure—and Its Happy Ending

After two years of infertility treatments and two healthy IVF babies, my husband and I were confident that our family was complete. However, we had three embryos left that we were not going to use. We chose embryo adoption, donating our three remaining frozen embryos to an infertile couple. We wanted to know if a baby […]

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