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As Nice as New: A Guide to Thrift, Consignment, and Secondhand Shops in the Iowa City Area

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a thrift score. Uncovering a treasure at a bargain price not only saves you money, but is environmentally-conscious in that you are recycling already-manufactured goods. I rely on thrift stores to clothe my family and furnish my home, and also donate items regularly as well. Read on for […]

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6 Easy and Fun Fine Motor Activities For Preschoolers

Playing with a purpose is especially important when it comes to developing fine motor skills. For preschoolers, consistent integration of this type of play can increase dexterity development, as well as hand-eye coordination. It’s easy to add fine motor activities into your child’s day using a few craft store and household items. Plus, they will […]

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Five Cookbooks You Need in Your Kitchen This Spring

Spring has sprung! I don’t know about you, but about this time of year I have about had it with comfort food and crock-pots. I’m ready for fresh, grilled, get-on-the-table-so-we-can-head-outside-again meals. Every season I like to shake the dust off of my cookbook collection and my weekly menu. This spring, I’m focusing on quick and […]

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The Easiest Way to Meal Plan

Organizing and planning come naturally to me. I use these skills to our advantage and have developed a foolproof meal planning strategy that has been working so incredibly well for our family. Even if you are not a type A mama like me, this can easily work for you! If you are ready to take […]

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25 Dinner Tips from a Mom Who Hates to Cook

I can boast an assortment of talents that I’ve found useful as a mother: getting strange stains out of clothing, cutting sandwiches in the “right” shape, picking every tomato out of a meal, remembering to give my daughter a bath at least every few days, and tuning out undesirable sounds like beeping, clanging, screaming, whining, […]

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