If you're an adult biological female, chances are you vividly remember getting your period for the first time. I was twelve years old when it happened–I hid it, deeply embarrassed, for a couple days before I screwed up my...
The word "homesteading" might bring to mind adventurous settlers rushing to stake their claim on lands out west in the 1800s. You may think of homesteaders as Little House on the Prairie-types who reject modern technology and conveniences in favor...
I have worn makeup for the last twenty-two years. I started at age fourteen with a whole array of products–foundation, concealer, pressed powder, eyeshadow, blush, an eyelash curler, mascara. Beauty "tips and tricks" from magazines and books were consulted...
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...
MOMS! It is time to take care of YOU.  I have learned, over the years, that I am important. Because I exist. Additionally, the only way I can truly give to others is by first giving to myself. I get...

Community Yoga 101

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This winter I found a new favorite way to stay warm (like really, really warm), workout, and relax–and all in 60 - 90 minutes... Hot yoga! I've been a closet yogi for a while, meaning only doing yoga from the comfort...
If you are new to the area, have young kids who are starting to be interested in sports, or have an older child who's just becoming interested in soccer, you've come to the right place! This guide exists to...
The new year has come and everyone is rocking their new beginnings, but personally I am struggling. The new year is suppose to be happy, but that is not how I'm feeling. It could not have come at a...
Let me tell you a little story about a friend (spoiler alert: I’m the friend). This “friend” set a New Year’s Resolution to lose the baby weight, get in shape, and eat healthy.  She thought she’d accomplish this goal by...
The day has arrived. You get the dreaded notice from daycare or school that someone has lice. ACK!  Before you shave everyone's head, burn down the house, and buy a new car, relax and read on for some myth busters...

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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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