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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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Birthday Traditions: Fun Ideas to Celebrate Your Child

I am all about traditions. Maybe this stems from my Catholic upbringing, but I love all kinds of traditions with my family. Bagels while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, muffins on Christmas morning, eating pigs in a blanket while watching the Westminster dog show. All of these have been so fun to develop, first […]

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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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