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My Daughter Got Bitten by a Tick, and It Sucked: Lyme Disease Prevention and Awareness

I sighed down at my daughter in the midst of a crowded IKEA store. “You really can’t walk?” I asked doubtfully. “I can’t put any weight on my right knee,” she answered tearfully, sinking onto a display bed. I assumed it was a strain or injury that would heal itself eventually. In the meantime, we retrieved a […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Iowa City

The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Iowa City – 2018

Is there anything more glorious than summertime in Iowa City?! From our world-renowned festivals and farmers' markets, to our bustling evenings of live music in the Ped Mall, there is a limitless supply of fun-in-the-sun for folks of all ages.  We want your summer to be as easy and breezy as a walk in the sunshine, [...]
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Bicycle Safety Tips From the Experts (+ Where to get Cheap Helmets!)

Warm weather is finally here, and kids all over the corridor are breaking out their bikes for some summer fun! Biking is a great outdoor activity for the whole family, but it comes with risks that are often overlooked. More children ages 5-14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries than with any other sport; […]

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Local Favorite Farm Shows, Fairs, and Festivals: 2018 Guide

The thing I love most about living in eastern Iowa are all the county fairs and our small town festivals. So much work and dedication make these happen year and after year by people who live here, and their pride shows. I also love summer, family, tractor pulls, country music, camping, and fair food. I […]

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A Summer Activities Flowchart

“What Should We Do Today?” A Summer Activities {FLOWCHART}

There is so much to love about summer! The freedom of slower-paced days, the opportunities that come with warm weather, the delight of fresh-grown food–yes, summer is nearly perfection. But. There is one oft-repeated sentence that threatens to ruin it all. The sound of it is like nails on a chalkboard, a mosquito in your [...]
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