As a crafty mom, I can’t always carve out big or ongoing chunks of time to work on a creative project. That’s just a fact of where I am in life right now with other obligations. I do, however,...
When my oldest was discharged from the hospital at the same time as me, I took it as a given. I was mainly worried that because I’d gone into labor the slightest bit early, I hadn’t yet curated the...
If you spend any time on parenting pages, you'll quickly learn there are a few phrases that are, well...discouraged.  In general, it's preferable to not comment on someone's body ("Are there twins in there?"), time management ("What do you...
It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and boy do we all have something to say on the topic. How we feed our babies feels a little like how they come into the world—there are many similarities but each one of us...
Before kids, diaper changes scared me the most about parenthood. (We can all pause and laugh at a younger me!) I had a weak stomach and dry-heaved when changing litter…how was I going to deal with lots of diapers? Over...
I have had so many different changes while pregnant. Acne has been the number one thing to attack me. YES, attack! It all came out of nowhere and has been a hassle to take care of. Why is it...
Chances are, if you’re pregnant, you are somewhat like me–worrying about the future and trying to plan ahead. As I get closer and closer to my due date, the one thing I constantly think of is my hospital bag....
Soon, I will have four kids ages almost five and under. Considering we are ending with a surprise 4th (from twins!) and the fact that I have progressively more complicated pregnancies, this seems like a wonderful stopping point for...
Are you unsure if your child is understanding what you say to them? Do you worry about how their language skills are developing?  We are thrilled to have Sarah Sitzmann sharing some expertise on the blog today! Sarah is a Speech-Language Pathologist...
So the Christmas classic goes, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” But, what if home is in multiple places? Home is easy to define when we’re young. It’s family–no matter how they are related or affiliated to you–it’s where...

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Guide to Starting Kindergarten in the Iowa City Area

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Starting kindergarten can be daunting for both students and parents. When my oldest started Kindergarten, I remember a lot of information coming in quickly...