Grow It: Freeze It

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The delicious summer bounty is beginning to arrive. Whether you grow it in your garden or gather it at the Farmer’s Market, summer produce is rolling in and I hope it is rolling in your door! I love how meal...
In 2016, I shared how I found minimalism — and all the benefits it brought to me and my family. Now, five years later, my husband and I have three kids, two dogs, and the same small house ....
A sense of normalcy may return this summer with the opportunity to shop in-person at Iowa City's bustling twice-weekly farmers market. In addition to the downtown staple, many nearby and smaller towns feature charming markets of their own. You...
We mamas tend to feel anxious about things related to our children’s education, believing that we must enrich and enroll and engage our children’s lives from the time they are born. We sign them up for classes, haul them...
Did you know that 99.4% of Iowa City residents live within a half mile of a park or green space? The Iowa City area is an incredibly green place to live, and we are so lucky to have access...
Updated March 3, 2021 There's nothing quite like the thrill of a thrift score. Uncovering a treasure at a bargain price not only saves you money, but is environmentally-conscious in that you are recycling already-manufactured goods. I rely on thrift...

Two Words…Menstrual Cup.

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Two words: LIFE. CHANGING. It happened a few weeks ago, just before Christmas. I can’t believe the difference it made. No more emergency trips to the bathroom. No more anxiety about “not having one.” No more tedious potty breaks out of my day to...
Updated March 14, 2021 Are you looking to channel your inner Marie Kondo? Take a quick look in your dresser: if your clothes are neatly folded and filed upright, you already know the answer. For whatever reason you are de-cluttering,...

Trying Out My Green Thumb

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Today’s blog post is less about babies and more about nurturing something else…my garden!  I have had a small container garden for a few years, but this is our first summer having a real garden.  Tom and a friend...
A sure sign of summer — Iowa City area farmers markets have returned! Iowa City is home to a bustling downtown market, but many nearby and smaller towns feature charming farmers markets of their own. You could shop a farmers...

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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...

Summer Camp Guide 2024

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