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.

Iowa City Area Santa Sightings – 2023

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Christmas time is right around the corner, and one of my favorite memories to make each year is a great picture of my kids with the big man in the red suit. We at...

A Parent’s Guide to Cub Scouting

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If you would have told my younger self that I would be a "scouting" mom I would have told you that you were crazy. As a child, I participated in Girl Scouts some, and...

Summer Bucket List for the Iowa City Area {with printable!}

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Hallelujah, Summer is finally here! Whatever your summer plans looks like, here are a few Iowa City Area “Must Do’s” to add to your summer bucket list! Parks and Outdoor Experiences Take a bike ride...

A Mom’s Story about Crying: Child Abuse Prevention Month

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If you ask a new parent their fears about parenthood, most will talk about disruptions in routine, feeding issues, sleep issues, and general questions about doing the right thing.  I would bet that most...

Why I’m Loving the Taxi Years

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I like to call the stage of life we're in right now "The Taxi Years." My kids are 11 and 7, and they have a ton of different interests.  They like sports, music, Scouts, we're...

Kids and Constipation: 5 Myths and 5 Truths from a Pediatric Pelvic Floor Therapist

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** Disclaimer...this post is not medical advice.  Please talk to your child's primary care provider about any medical concerns. *** If you have babies, you deal with poop. Sometimes a lot of poop. Sometimes a...

2022 Santa Sightings in the Iowa City Area

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It's that time of year again — when Santa and his reindeer start making appearances all over the Iowa City area. Last year, he was greatly limited in his travel abilities, but this year...

A Mom’s Guide to Voting in the 2022 General Election

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Short of running for office, participating in elections is the best and most direct way to make our voices heard in our local, state, and national governments. This post is not about WHO you...

A Guide to Fall Foliage Around 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. So many things about the last several years have been strange and...

Three Road Trip Podcasts to Listen to with Your Kids

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A few weeks ago my family and I took an epic road trip, spanning 3,500 miles, five states, and several national parks. It was fantastic vacation, but along with a lot of great family memories...