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It’s not uncommon for my family to give back, especially during the holiday season. Whether it be sponsoring a family in need, donating toys, or simply just baking cookies for those in our lives, we try to find ways...
Christmas time is a time of love, family, fun, and traditions. Many people give gifts to celebrate (traditionally these symbolize the gifts the wise men gave Jesus). I like to give gifts from the heart–ones I've spent time on,...
December is a magical month in my kitchen. Every fall, I pore over my cookbook collection, marking new recipes to add to my holiday baking list. I make my mom's sugar cookies. I take inventory of my butter supply...
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s the only time of the year when I can tolerate snow and cold, and I feel festive for a solid month. I want to spend my time with my friends...
It’s that time of year again! There's a crispness in the air, Christmas music playing on the radio, a hot cup of cocoa in hand, and a long list of names for your holiday shopping. So what will it be...
Iowa City abounds with great places to shop for everyone on your holiday gift list. Stop by some of our favorites this year on Small Business Saturday (November 25), or support these quality businesses year round. These local retailers...
Being pregnant is such a special and short time, even though it can feel like a long time. There are so many amazing things happening that you think you'll always remember, but they do get lost if you don't capture them...
Losing a child is heartbreaking. When Jennifer Ambrose lost her daughter, Natalie, (who was nearly 6) to Mitochondrial Disease, it was hard. It was such a new disease that they couldn’t pinpoint what kind of mitochondrial disease she had....
Stop. Don’t keep reading until you take a moment to pull out your planner, Google calendar, or bullet journal and put a huge circle (or star, flower, whatever kind of doodle you’d like) around the week of May 7 -...

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