Sarah Bengtson

Sarah Bengtson
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Sarah is a proud Iowa native who currently lives in North Liberty with her husband and 2 sons. She grew up in rural Benton county and moved to the Iowa City area in 2005 to attend graduate school at the University of Iowa in Physical Therapy. Now she balances raising two growing boys with a work as a pediatric physical therapist. Outside of work and family, Sarah loves music, playing her cello, running, baking, crochet, church activities, and cheering for the Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings.
fall foliage

Where to View Colorful Fall Foliage Near Iowa City

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The air is growing crisper, mornings are cool enough for a sweatshirt, and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. As with everything 2020, many of the fall traditions that we are used...
A child with a fever

Our Fever Story: “Not Covid” Medical Care in the Time of Covid

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On a Tuesday early this summer I got the call from daycare that no parent ever wants. “Mrs. Bengtson, your son is in the office, he has a fever.” My heart stopped and my mouth went...

The “Not a Question” Question that Got My Kids Talking

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Sometime last fall I really messed up when talking to my youngest about his newest piece of artwork.  He brought it over, beaming and proud.  I looked at it and exclaimed "That is such...
parenting boys in quarentine

Eight Truths about Parenting Boys in Quarantine

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I've seen a lot of fun posts this last month from mom's talking about the baking they did with their kids, or how their children colored flowers and hearts to place in the windows. ...

Yes, I am Grieving During this Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has now taken over our lives and our news feeds for several weeks. I have so many feelings about the changes that have occurred in such a short time, but it...
Recipes and Food Tips for Planning a Scrumptious Super Bowl Party

Recipes and Food Tips for Planning a Scrumptious Super Bowl Party

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Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! Whether you are a football fanatic or just there for the commercials, this American tradition is a great opportunity for friends to gather and share a meal and...
Indoor Play Places in the Iowa City Coralville North Liberty Area

Indoor Play Places in the Iowa City Area

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The weather is turning colder and the snow is ready to fly! On those days when it's too cold and icy for outdoor play, or your kids are just tired of the snow, there...
Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup - My Kitchen Hack Version

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup – My Kitchen Hack Version

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Last year for Christmas I got an Instant Pot, and it was the highlight of my Christmas! Pot roasts, sweet potatoes, and baked chicken have been some of my favorite tries so far.  I've...

Should I Park or Use the Drop Off Line? A Decision Guide

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Ahhhh, back-to-school time is here!  That means backpacks, lunchboxes, homework, and.....car line!  Anyone who has dropped off or picked up a child in the elementary school car line knows that learning the procedure can...

Why I Let My Kids Climb Up the Slide the “Wrong Way”

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Of all the battles that occur on playgrounds around the nation, few can be more contentious than this age old question: "Is it okay for kids to climb up the slide the "wrong way"? It seems...