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Introducing: Local Moms who Lead

Introducing: Local Moms who Lead (Video Series)

I’m excited to announce my upcoming video series Local Moms Who Lead. This series will highlight local moms who are also community leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, and more. We’ll explore topics such as how parenting has influenced their leadership style and how they weave their work and family commitments together. In addition, we’ll discuss the joys, […]

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Curious About Plastic Surgery in the Iowa City Corridor?

The birth of your child is one of the most exciting moments of your life. Although children bring remarkable joy, sometimes the changes that mothers experience in their bodies can feel unwelcome. Lactation and breastfeeding provide children with essential nutrition, and that relationship is so precious. Still, the changes to your body after weaning can […]

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2018 Guide to Fall Family Activities in the Iowa City Area

School is back in session, football season is here, and Halloween is just around the corner. Fall can be a busy time, but there’s also so much to enjoy in our area. Get your calendars ready, and choose a few of these family-friendly activities to try out! Better yet–most of these activities are FREE! (I’ve […]

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Imagine the Amazing with UnityPoint Health: $25,000 Contest for Schools!

So, here we are. It’s back to school time with its hot mess of emotions.  There’s excitement. First-day photos. New classes. Fresh backpacks and fresh starts.  There’s worry. Will my kid like her teachers? Make friends? Miss the bus? Take algebra and ask me a question? Please, just no. Join dance team and cost me […]

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Our Favorite Locations for Family Photos Around Iowa City

For my family in the 1980s, the destination for family photographs was a department store portrait studio.  While studios continue to be a great option, outdoor locations can bring personality and variety to framed photos and holiday cards.  Iowa’s crisp weather and beautiful colors make fall a wonderful time to move beyond the traditional choice […]

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