Ahhhh, back-to-school time is here!  That means backpacks, lunchboxes, homework, and.....car line!  Anyone who has dropped off or picked up a child in the elementary school car line knows that learning the procedure can take some practice, and can...
Of all the battles that occur on playgrounds around the nation, few can be more contentious than this age old question: "Is it okay for kids to climb up the slide the "wrong way"? It seems like this is one of...
I joke a lot about kidnapping children. Obviously (I mean, I HOPE it's obvious), I will never do such a thing! But when I am out and about and see an especially cute little babe or energetic toddler, I can't...
My husband went on a work trip recently. He went to Florida. He stayed in a massive suite. Facing the ocean. Without me.  That is neither here nor there. This post isn’t about how he left me for eight days...
When our son was tiny I remember how excited I was for him to start talking. I couldn’t WAIT for his first words, and I couldn’t WAIT for him to form those first sentences and be able to carry...
Spring is here. And the attic noises have returned. Our family is fortunate that we moved into our own home nearly two years ago. Before then, we took full advantage of being able to report any and all issues to...
Count up your points for today, and tell us your score in the comments! Bonus points for achieving your high score before noon.  We have to survive this Polar Vortex somehow, right?   
Ok, a bit of click bait. Seriously though, you can! You can do it on your lunch break at work, or waiting to pick up your kid from school. While you wait at the doctor’s office, or sitting on...
I am a member of the Runners' Club.  You won't find me out on a trail or treadmill.  There are no exhausted but triumphant pictures of me at the finish line.  This is a different club. Look around at the...
‘Tis the season, parents: It’s time for Elf on a Shelf! If you have children or little ones in your care, you have no doubt faced this dilemma: to elf or not to elf? If you participate in this fresh hell...

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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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