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.

The Power of “Yes”

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A few weeks ago while getting ready for work and daycare on a Tuesday morning I realized that my nearly-four-year-old "big boy" was extra clingy, extra whiny, and overall extra needy. The child who...

De-stressing Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and one of my favorite parts about it is the food. I love it all! Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce,...

I am 1 in 4: Breaking My Silence on Miscarriage and Infant Loss

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By the best available statistics, 25% of women will experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, or other type of infant loss at some time during their lifetimes. 25% Let that sink in a moment. Think of...

Confessions of a Work Outside the Home Mom

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I am a work outside the home mom. Notice I do not say "working mom" because ever since spending twelve weeks at home caring for a high needs infant on my maternity leave, the...

Farewell to the Nap – A Love Letter

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Naptime...you were a long time coming. When my baby was an infant you would rarely hang around for more than 20 minutes at a stretch. For a long time I was convinced I would...

Beating the Summer Heat (And Not Breaking the Bank to Do It)

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Summer is full on here, and that can mean lazy, hot days where I simultaneously want to be outside soaking up the sunshine and hiding inside in the air conditioning. My kiddo, on the...

Nurse on, Mama

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When my son was born, one of the things that I was sure about was that I wanted to breastfeed. I wasn't sure how long, and I wasn't sure how the relationship would look,...

Tummy Time Talk

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In my job as a pediatric physical therapist I often get to evaluate cute little babies. Some come to me because they have medical conditions like Down Syndrome or cerebral palsy and benefit from...

Take a Break, Don’t Shake

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Would anything ever make you hurt your own child? OF COURSE NOT! NOT ME, I'M A GOOD PARENT! I WOULD NEVER HURT MY CHILD! ONLY HORRIBLE PEOPLE WOULD HURT THEIR BABY! I think most parents agree that the idea...