Being a mom is sometimes a very thankless job. Sure we get Thank Yous when we ask for them: “Here is your sippy cup-- say thank you.” Sometimes I wonder how much my children even realize how much I...
Back in my hometown, my mom is sometimes called “Saint Bonnie.” While that moniker might get the occasional laugh from her three kids, it’s more true than not. She runs a nonprofit health clinic and is one of the most...
Today is the day, everyone!  You sent in your nominations (24 of them!), and with the help of our lovely team of contributing writers, we have narrowed it down to the top 7 finalists for our Super Mom Contest! ...
Do you know an amazing mom? Someone who devotes her time and talents to her children, her friends, her family, and her community? Someone who deserves to be pampered and recognized? Maybe someone who  would never seek recognition herself,...
You know the one.  You’ve seen her at the grocery store.  She’s holding her grocery list in one hand, pushing the cart with the baby’s carseat with the other hand, and playing a guessing game with her two toddlers as...
I remember looking at jewelry catalogs at my grandma’s house when I was a little girl.  (She always had catalogs and I loved flipping through them!) The mother’s rings stand out in my mind.  (The gold birthstone ones.)  We...
I became a mother at 4 a.m., shaking in the bathroom, bare feet cold on the tile, as I read one word instead of two. I became a mother at Walmart, picking out two tiny onesies, pink and blue, for...
Today is the day, everyone!  You sent in your nominations (over 20 of them!), and with the help of our lovely team of contributing writers, we have narrowed it down to the top 7 finalists for our Super Mom...
Happy May Day! Only 10 more days until Mother's Day! We've decided to celebrate by offering an awesome giveaway today from {made} community!  If you read Kate's favorite things post yesterday, you already know that {made} offers gorgeous handmade necklaces,...
Today marks the start of my favorite month . . . and the start of the month my husband dreads all year long!  I love the month of May and he hates it for the exact same reason. May 6...

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Guide to Swimming and Safety in the Iowa City Area During...

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When I think about summers growing up, I immediately think about swimming. My grandparents had an amazing in-ground pool and hot tub. I learned...