Between the glue sticks and the composition notebooks, we find our fellow moms. We will meet up again in the aisle alongside the colored folders. Together, we help decipher our supply lists and figure out which ones are the...
Nothing says summertime like freshly-picked fruits and vegetables.  We all know that tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and all manner of other produce tastes best when they are in season and picked as close as possible to when they are eaten. ...
I fancy myself as being pretty “green.”  We recycle all we can, just ordered a compost bin, and try to buy local when we can. When I found out I was pregnant I researched all of the chlorine free,...
I don’t know how, but somewhere along the way, we Do-It-Yourself-ers got pigeon-holed as ambitious, crafty, and talented. It’s just simply not true. I, for one, am actually quite lazy, awkward, and mediocre. This couldn’t be more true when it...
During our first year living abroad in Spain we’ve had many firsts. Unfortunately one of those firsts was NOT an enjoyable experience: Piojos, which translates to…lice.  My youngest daughter had woken up one morning and would NOT stop itching her head....
One of the best kept secrets during the summer months in Johnson County are local CSAs. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a system of food distribution that is based on relationships between local farmers and consumers. The basic idea...
Earth Day brought 20 million Americans together in 1970 to demonstrate peacefully in favor of environmental reform. Since that time, Earth Day  has only grown over the past 40 years and it is now celebrated annually by over 192...
Want to save money & have clean clothes? Try out the homemade laundry detergent I use for my family of eight! Any questions I can answer for you? With a family of eight, we've probably been through it all!  
Ahh, the aroma of succulent flowers filling the steamy bathroom. Warm, foamy, shampoo suds slipping through your fingers in a smooth lather.  The soft silkiness of your locks as you rinse out the set-in conditioner. It has been more than...
This time of year, there are a lot of habits that cost money.  The cable bill supports your love of Hallmark holiday movies.  The grocery bill takes care of all the flour and sugar for cookie exchanges.  Isn't it...

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March Madness Bingo: Iowa Women

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March Madness has arrived, and for our household that means non.stop. basketball.watching.  We know that it's the same for many of you and your...

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