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.

Summer Schedule + Structure: Theme Days to the Rescue!

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

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How to Create an Easy Valentine’s Day Mantel

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

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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...
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Holiday Activities in the Iowa City Area: Your 2018 Guide

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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 &...

Let’s Talk Turkey: Thinking About Thanksgiving in Advance (+Infographic!)

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2018 Guide to Fall Family Activities in the Iowa City Area

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Foster Care in Iowa Part 3: FAQs (+ Questions You Didn’t Even Know You...

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Foster Care in Iowa Part 2: Who Are the Kids in Care?

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Last month I shared the steps to becoming a licensed foster home in Iowa. This month I want to share more about the kids who are in foster care. What are the most pressing...