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Simple Ideas For Kids to Give Back in the Community

It’s not uncommon for my family to give back, especially during the holiday season. Whether it be sponsoring a family in need, donating toys, or simply just baking cookies for those in our lives, we try to find ways to give of our time, money, or skills for the benefit of others. This year, after a […]

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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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A few easy ways to do some good

A Few Easy Ways to Do Some Good

“Care. Love. Be outraged. Be devastated. Don’t just give up. The world needs good humans today.” This source of inspiration the day after the Las Vegas shootings came from an unexpected source: a post on The Ellen Show’s Instagram account. But maybe the source isn’t so unexpected–who hasn’t been touched or inspired by Ellen?! When […]

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The Sing Me To Heaven Foundation: Serving Grieving Parents

Losing a child is heartbreaking. When Jennifer Ambrose lost her daughter, Natalie, (who was nearly 6) to Mitochondrial Disease, it was hard. It was such a new disease that they couldn’t pinpoint what kind of mitochondrial disease she had. She had a 50/50 chance of ever finding out what kind she had.  Natalie was given […]

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