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When you become a mom, you suddenly realize you've been surrounded by parenting experts all along. Well-intentioned family members, online acquaintances, even the elderly stranger you meet in the HyVee checkout line is full of golden nuggets of wisdom...

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with these Events in Iowa City

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As Iowans, Mardi Gras is probably not on the radar . . . but who doesn't love another excuse to celebrate? Fat Tuesday, as...

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