I absolutely love a good family photo... whether it's planned and posed by a professional or a perfectly captured selfie. I cherish every snapshot and every photo shoot of my own little family, and I love seeing my friends'...
It was a beautiful summer day and my son had an evening playdate planned with some friends from school.  When trying to figure out how we were going to get everything in and everyone fed, an idea crossed my...
I love my husband and the life he has made possible for us.  However, there is a side to our marriage kept hidden–a side almost no one is privy to.  My husband is a lot of things to me: a...
We're big fans of Pandora in my family. The kids love their Disney and Veggie Tales stations, my husband bounces between classical and "Hipster Cocktail Party", and I have my Mumford and Sons radio station curated into a perfect...
I have a rising high school senior (that's what you call them when it's summer time and they're not in school, you see), and many of us are thinking about the impending change that is "sending our kids out...
The sun is shining, the grass is green, and it’s warm outside. The dew is still on the grass, and it’s time to take your child to school for the first day of the year.  Children are lining up...
Whether you are new in town or have been here for years but need some new ideas, we’d love to share a few of our favorite things to do and places to go in the Iowa City area with...
I thought I was doing a good thing by giving my just-turned four-year-old some chores. I’d seen all those lists on Pinterest of jobs that even toddlers should be able to do, so I handed my daughter a toilet...
Hopefully Foster Care in Iowa Part 1 and Foster Care in Iowa Part 2 gave you good insights about becoming a foster family and who are the kids in care. With so much information, I’m sure you have questions....

How to Potty Train in One Day

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With all three of my kids, we’ve done the potty-train-in-one-day method. I’ll admit it: The first time I heard about this, I kind of rolled my eyes and said, “Yeah, right.” Then my mother-in-law told me that she’d done...

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How Inside Out 2 Gave Me The Words to Talk to...

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“Maybe this is what happens when you grow up. You feel less joy,” Joy- Inside Out 2. What a profound statement. If you are...

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