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I Worked With A Child Sleep Consultant and It Was LIFE CHANGING!

Out of everything that I worried about as I became a new mom, sleep truly wasn’t something I worried about. That was one thing I thought I knew how to do. Though I am a first-time mom, I am not new to soothing babies or the concept that babies don’t always sleep easily. In fact, I […]

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Which child care option is right for your family?

Finding the right childcare is an important part of being a working parent. The choices include family, babysitters, nannies, au pairs, in-home providers, child care centers…how do you know which one to choose? I have had personal experience as or with five of those, so I thought I’d break it down for you. Family This […]

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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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Choosing an Iowa City Neighborhood: A Mom’s Guide to University Heights

My first time in Iowa was moving day. This scenario isn’t unusual when you’re moving for medical training, but it doesn’t make it any less anxiety-provoking. Without seeing for ourselves all the wonderful neighborhoods the area offers, we narrowed our focus to houses within walking distance of the hospital. We’d been burned before with resale […]

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What’s the Deal With Baby Shark? The Viral Video Every Toddler Loves

Nearly three years ago my older son introduced us to the slippery slope of YouTube videos for children. We were suddenly immersed in a world of bright colors, choppy animation, and high-pitched songs. Many tunes were childhood standards: Wheels on the Bus, Five Little Ducks, and Itsy Bitsy Spider. There was Baby Shark, a chant I […]

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