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Breastfeeding Failure: 11 Things I Wish I Knew

When I was pregnant with my son, I was committed to breastfeeding exclusively.  I went to classes, read all the books and blogs, talked with other moms who successfully breastfed, and asked for their advice.  I joined online breastfeeding support communities and found local groups to attend after I gave birth. With all my preparations […]

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Best places to shop local at small businesses in Iowa City

Shop Local: Iowa City Holiday Shopping Guide 2017

Iowa City abounds with great places to shop for everyone on your holiday gift list. Stop by some of our favorites this year on Small Business Saturday (November 25), or support these quality businesses year round. These local retailers get my dollars at holiday time by offering potential gifts for a wide range of folks, […]

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house divided: finding unity amidst differing opinions

A House Divided: Finding Unity Amidst Differing Opinions

Whether it’s by faith, politics, or parenting strategies, for numerous reasons, many of us live in a divided household. For example, I am a Catholic and my husband was raised Methodist. I am a veteran parent of 13 years and my husband is a newbie. The parenting strategies we were raised with were different; therefore, […]

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Is Private School for You? 5 Questions to Ask + 1 Key Thing to Look For

As parents, the decisions we face on a daily basis can seem daunting. They leave us constantly wondering if we made the right choice. Did I buy the right sunscreen? Did she eat enough vegetables? Have I allowed him to have too much screen time? Did I spend enough quality time with them today? It’s a […]

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15 Things We Have Learned in Our First 15 Years of Marriage

15 Things We Have Learned in Our First 15 Years of Marriage

Earlier this month, my husband and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. Some would say that is quite the accomplishment! It feels like it has always been, so I wanted to focus my thoughts and memories on how we managed to do all the things we have done. Reflection always brings us the seeds of […]

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