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With two kids under the age of six, I’m always winging it. Like the other day, when my daughter strutted out the door in head-to-toe leopard print, and my son carefully selected monkey pajamas to wear in public. I...
You deserve better. I haven’t always been kind to you. I’ve assumed your worst intentions. Doubted your intelligence. And ridiculed your appearance. I've been judging you: and this is why.  Discovering the worst version of myself   I’ve spent a lot of time as they...

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Fall in Iowa City: The Ultimate Guide

Fall is a fleeting season; we dream of it far longer than we get to enjoy it. So don't wait–grab your pumpkin spice latte...