Sara C

Sara C
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Sara is a NW Iowa native who moved across the state to become a Hawkeye! After her time at the U of I, she left for optometry school and residency before coming home to Iowa to start her “adult” life in Coralville. She was in clinical practice for 5 years before trying her hand at the research side of eye care, working on clinical trials in the pharma/biotech industry. Sara is a wife, mom to a 5-year-old boy, and step-mom to four teenagers! Because her son was born at 25 weeks and had a lengthy NICU stay, Sara is passionate about all things related to prematurity, especially parent support in the NICU. She loves connecting with fellow NICU moms, both online and in person. Sara also enjoys spending time with friends and extended family, reading, scrapbooking, organizing, knitting, travel, keeping up with tech trends, finding new wines to enjoy, honing her photography skills, and serving on the Family Advisory Council for UI Children’s Hospital. She’s a consultant for Jamberry Nails, too, which lets her dabble in her creative side.
November and December family events in the Iowa City area

Family Holiday Activities in the Iowa City Area: Your 2019 Guide

While the craft stores have displayed their red and green since summer and the big box stores put out evergreens and jingle bells well before Halloween, many of us are just now starting to...

Uptown Mac and Cheese

In my estimation, there is no better comfort food than macaroni and cheese. I especially crave it around this time of year when the weather is turning cold and we're spending more time indoors....

All Things Fall: Guide to Family Events in the Iowa City Area

It's the season of back-to-school, football games, changing leaves, and shorter days, with Halloween just around the corner. Here’s our “All Things Fall” guide to family-friendly activities in the Iowa City area and Corridor,...

“Eye” See You! Your Guide to Childhood Eye Concerns

You’ve probably taken your kids for their back-to-school physicals. Maybe they’ve been to the dentist. But what about the eye doctor? Have you taken your kids to get their eyes examined? If you have worn...

Summer Schedule + Structure: Theme Days to the Rescue!

Summer is here! Moms tend to love it or dread it. If you're like me, I love certain things about it but kind of dread some things as well. As a mom of a...

Mom Says, “Just Put on a Little Lipstick.”

My mom doesn’t wear a lot of make-up, nor do I, but if faced with selecting just one cosmetic product, we would both choose lipstick. We each have our one main color we wear...

Meal Planning Tips for the Non-Chef, Non-Meal Planner

To me, cooking is–meh–just OK. I don’t love it; I don’t hate it. I am certainly no chef, but there are a handful of go-to meals that I enjoy cooking. I am a Type...

How to Create an Easy Valentine’s Day Mantel

I’ll be the first to admit that I like the idea of decorating my home for each season. I have Pinterest Boards called Winter Wonderland, Happy Heart's Day, Spring Has Sprung, Fabulous Fall, ‘Twas the...
keeping kids safe online

7 Ways to Keep Kids Safe(er) Online + Infographic

For all its positives, the internet can be a scary place, especially for a mom with kids who go online. How can you keep your kids safe online? Here are some helpful hints to...
Iowa City Holiday Family Events

Holiday Activities in the Iowa City Area: Your 2018 Guide

Are you like me - do you love the holidays? I am a total sucker for Hallmark Christmas Movies, festive music on the radio, holiday lights and decorations, and basically all things red &...