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.

Picky Eaters and My Love/Hate Relationship with Mac & Cheese

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First I want to say unequivocally that I love macaroni and cheese, and I have since I was a very young child. My mother used to joke that the year I was four I...

What the Fudge? | Moments for Connection in Unexpected Questions

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A couple months ago I was sitting at the kitchen table with my two boys. Daddy was working late so it was just us for supper. We were talking about our days. We were...

T.H.I.N.K. Before You Share: Responsible Sharing on Social Media

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The other day I opened up Facebook and saw on my feed a particularly disturbing photograph of a sobbing young child in what could only be described as a cage.  Bold wording over the...

4 Things I Learned Volunteering in My Kid’s Kindergarten Classroom

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Sending your small child off to daycare, preschool, or school is difficult.  It can be challenging to maintain a connection with what your child is doing, who their friends are, and how they are...

Community Supported Agriculture: A Guide to Local CSAs

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Nothing says summertime like freshly-picked fruits and vegetables. We all know that tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and all manner of other produce taste best when they are in season and picked as close as possible...

Kindergarten 101: A Rookie Parent’s Guide

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Starting kindergarten can be daunting for both students and parents. When my son started kindergarten last fall, one of the hardest things for me was to know what I was supposed to do and...
Squash Soup for the Slow Cooker

Easy Slow Cooker Squash Soup Recipe–Picky eater approved!

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Nothing says winter like soup. I love the way that a simmering pot of soup can fill the whole house with yummy smells and warm your insides down to your toes when you sit...
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Santa Sightings 2017: Where to See Santa 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 corridor.  We at the Iowa City Moms Blog just so happen to have some insider information on...

Thanksgiving Dessert: Egg-Free Pumpkin Spice Cake

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The turkey has been carved, the potatoes have been eaten, and the wine has been drunk. What's left to enjoy before the dishes are stacked and all retire to the living room to collapse...

What I Wish I Had Known: 3 Unexpected Hardships of Miscarriage

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Our culture treats pregnancy and pregnancy loss in such a strange way. The common practice is not to share your news until 8 or 12 or 16 weeks, or whatever point each individual person...