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Is this Normal? I Miscarried and Didn’t Care

One in four women will experience miscarriage or stillbirth in her lifetime. It’s a staggering statistic, and chances are good either you yourself have experienced one or you know someone personally who has. You’ve probably read a blog post or two detailing someone’s experience with miscarriage. Or maybe you’ve avoided reading those posts because reading […]

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{Re-Cap} 5th Annual Egg Hunt

After an unprecedented April BLIZZARD, we finally were able to gather together for our 5th annual Egg Hunt.  First things first, we want to thank you all again for your patience and understanding as we changed our plans and re-scheduled the venue.  Also, thank you to the UI Field House for hosting us again this [...]
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As Nice as New: A Guide to Thrift, Consignment, and Secondhand Shops in the Iowa City Area

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a thrift score. Uncovering a treasure at a bargain price not only saves you money, but is environmentally-conscious in that you are recycling already-manufactured goods. I rely on thrift stores to clothe my family and furnish my home, and also donate items regularly as well. Read on for […]

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Is Your Child Ready to Learn? What You Need to Know About Language Ability and School Performance

In a typical elementary school classroom, two children will have Developmental Language Disorder. Those children are able to carry on simple conversations, but their ability to understand and formulate language is like that of a much younger child. When those children enter school, they are at a disadvantage for making friends, participating in classroom activities, […]

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7 Reasons I Love Small Town Living

I lived in a “suburb” of Waterloo, Iowa for almost nine years of my life. Between my 2nd and 3rd grade year, my parents bought a house in Traer, a small town 30 miles south of Waterloo. I was devastated. I would be leaving my neighborhood friends and my bestest friend (who also was my […]

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Guide to 2018 Citywide Garage Sale Days

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year in Eastern Iowa: the start of garage sale season! Below is your list of citywide garage sales across Johnson, Linn, Cedar, Muscatine, Washington, Iowa, and Benton counties. Happy shopping! Second Weekend of April Lone Tree – April 14 Third Weekend of April Blue Grass – […]

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Springtime Panzanella Salad Recipe – Eating Fresh

It’s April, and I’ve been told spring is coming. I’ve spent the entire 31 years of my life residing in Iowa and every year, without fail, spring really does come, and I’m sure it will this year… eventually. It may be snowing right now, but I’m done looking at the record low temperatures and I’m […]

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