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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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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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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Iowa City: Festivals, Activities, and More!

Who needs a holiday weekend away? Especially when the Fourth of July falls smack-dab in the middle of the week on a Wednesday. Why travel? Stick around home and celebrate Independence Day in the Iowa City area.  Festivals 4thFest S.T. Morrison Park 1513 7th St., Coralville Enjoy a classic take on Independence Day with a parade and […]

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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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