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Red, White, and Blue - Fresh Fruit Push Pops

Red, White, and Blue – Homemade Fresh Fruit Push Pops

One of the simplest and most nostalgic traditions of summer is the classic red, white, and blue Bomb Pop. While we are reminded daily of the divisiveness in our nation, most of us can come together and agree that the sweet refreshing Bomb Pop brings us back to a simpler time. Never underestimate the power of […]

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Swimming Lessons With Mom: Basic Water Skills for Toddlers

Toddlers…too young for group swim lessons (bless their hearts), but old enough to be curious about the water. That tricky combination could make any parent feel as though they’re in aquatic limbo. Luckily there are easy moves you can teach on your own–pool not included! As a ‘retired’ private swim instructor, I would like to […]

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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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Meaningful Moments–6 Creative Ways to Practice the Art of Meditation

Three years ago, I made the first New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept. Essentially, I challenged myself to create something new every day. These didn’t need to be tangible items. Sometimes it was art. Often it was in the form of food–trying new recipes or new plating designs. I even included the creation of new […]

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Thanksgiving Hostess Hacks to Save Your Time and Sanity

Whether you typically celebrate Thanksgiving at your home or visit family and friends, it’s no secret that hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful undertaking. Attempting to clean (and maintain) a house with children, prepping food, and worrying about making your guests feel welcomed can easily drive any mom to snatch a whole pie to […]

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Halloween

Halloween Treat Roundup! 14+ Themed Snacks and Goodies for Kids

Halloween is such a great little holiday. There’s not a whole lot of buildup, pressure, or hoopla–just one night of costumes and candy, with some spooky stuff thrown in for good measure. While I am a true holiday enthusiast and love them all for different reasons, I appreciate Halloween’s silliness and simplicity. In the weeks […]

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Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus – DIY Witch’s Cauldron

For the last decade, I’ve spent the majority of each October meticulously planning and assembling Halloween costumes for my daughters. Last year, for the first time ever, they all picked out costumes that required nothing from me. Nothing. Sure, I found reasons to create some fun accessories and coordinating trick-or-treat bags, but there is too […]

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Breakfast for Supper: Sip+Style Event Recap (+ Donut Giveaway!)

Last week, we hosted our first ICMB Sip+Style moms’ night out. ICMB will begin offering these more regularly, so stay tuned! While each of our upcoming Sip+Style events will be unique, they will all offer delicious food, great drinks, and an opportunity to show off your creativity while making new friends! Thank you to everyone […]

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