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Author Archive | Becky


When and Where Kids Eat FREE (or Cheap) in Iowa City Area

Two years ago I wrangled up the Iowa City area restaurants that offer a kids’ day/night where kids eat free or cheaper. Since then, some restaurants have closed and others have stopped offering free/cheap kids’ meals. My family and I still eat out quite a bit, and since I, too, referenced the list frequently, I […]

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Go-To Fall Crock-Pot Recipes

I can’t believe it’s already September! School has started up again, the apple orchards are in full swing, and the Packers play their final preseason game tonight. (Go, Pack, Go!) All those things combined can mean only one thing – fall is just around the corner!! Every year about this time I declare to the […]

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The Power of Positivity

A smile. A happy hello. A thoughtful compliment. On the surface, these are simple things. They each only take a short moment to dispense. But the power they can wield is immeasurable. A smile given to someone who is feeling a bit down can brighten that person’s whole day and give them a reason to […]

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Company Prep with Kids

Having weekend visitors always provides great motivation to clean my house. Prior to having kids, I’d spend an entire day cleaning bathrooms and bedrooms, dusting every nook and cranny, vacuuming, and scrubbing the kitchen sink. By the end of the day, the entire house would be ready for our guests. Now that I have two […]

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