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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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Holiday Plays in the Iowa City Area

7 Holiday Plays to Enjoy With Your Family Near Iowa City

During the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of buying. Why not consider an experience that your family can share as a special kind of holiday gift? Here are some upcoming plays and special events in the corridor for the holiday season. “A Charlie Brown Christmas/What Could Go Wrong the […]

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Iowa City Holiday Family Events

Iowa City Area Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

We are so fortunate to live in an area with a wealth of holiday activities to enjoy with your family! So take out your calendar, grab a pen, and plan which activities you’ll enjoy this year! A couple of new additions to the guide this year include some **Mom Events** you can enjoy to have […]

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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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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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8 “Must Have” Board Books for Your Baby’s First Library

We’ve all heard it’s important to read aloud to children. Even newborns benefit, so introducing your child to books right away is a great first step towards raising readers. And while any reading is good reading, choosing books that are developmentally appropriate offers the biggest benefit in brain development and literacy skills. Plus, reading aloud […]

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Iowa City Trick or Treat Times and Halloween Activities 2017

With all the work that goes into selecting our children’s costumes, it is nice to have them get more than one use on Halloween. Here is your one-stop guide to family halloween fun around the corridor. Get out your calendar and get your Halloween activities planned! Halloween Activities Calendar Friday, October 20 Not So Scary […]

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