We've all been there, either standing in the checkout lane with rounded bellies present and accounted for, or in a brightly lit aisle holding our newly minted bundles of joy in our arms. These two visuals seem to immediately...
Do you know how hard it is to wait for something that has a large chance of never happening? And did you know that there is actually something even more excruciating than that? There is no pain deeper then...
These last few weeks I've spent much of my time scouring the Internet for resources to help my toddler adjust to all the changes beginning within our home. I've created several Pinterest board dedicated to all things toddler, everything...
Reading is a critical part of our children's development. Reading every day is important, and summer is no exception. Summer is perhaps even more important when many kids don't have the structure that school provides and time set aside...
Summer is here and family adventures are at the top of our list this season. A natural fit for budget-friendly family fun is camping! You can't quite beat the simple joy of making memories in mother nature, away from...
No one is harder on themselves than women. I truly believe that. If we were given a printed-out report of how many times we berate ourselves or engage in negative self-talk each day, I think we would be astonished...
What is scarier: Toddlers on a plane or snakes on a plane?? I vote toddlers. I recently embarked on a trip to Florida and took our 21-month-old daughter along for the ride. I was excited to visit my grandparents but absolutely...
In the world of social media, motherhood has become a competition of sorts. There's a Facebook page for every opinion, strategy, or piece of advice. With one click of a button, I can find information on almost every topic...
I sat at my computer, trying to find the right way to compose the question. "I hope you aren't offended, but..." "It's nothing personal..." "Please forgive me if I sound neurotic..." Delete. Delete. Delete. Why was this so difficult? I was trying to ask...
Summer is on the way, and many parents are thinking about childcare options. Last month, I wrote about some of the great summer camps here in the Iowa City area, and I've still got summer care on my mind. For...

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We may not be able to come together as a community for an in-person day of service and learning this year, but there are...