It's February and we are in the depths of Iowa winter. When you choose to live in the Midwest you sign up for a roller-coaster of winter weather, for better or for worse. As a lifelong Midwesterner I can...
Where are all my explosive moms at? You know, the ones who lose their temper on the daily, and have screamed at their kids more times than they care to admit? I see you. I understand you. I am one...
A while back we cut the cord. Why? We were never watching TV! Our DVR was full and we had no time to catch up. We cut the cord to save a bundle of money, and now we...
Between household items, grocery shopping, and kid stuff, it seems like I buy at least one thing every day. Most of it is essential day-in-day-out stuff that I typically purchase without really thinking about it. Although, every once-in-a-while I...
How many times do you go back and view old videos and photos on your phone? I may have done it a handful of times. I was at a theme park last December getting ready for the fireworks show. We had...
Winter break cemented a truth for me. I like having my kids under the same roof, but not alone (for long stretches of time). So, while everyone else was happy to have their kids back in school after the...
In small, quiet corners of my home lie abandoned hobbies, waiting in a suspended state of "you never know." In a kitchen cabinet, a stash of yarn remains from the crochet adventure of 2018 (not to be confused with...
It was a typical Friday evening. However, my son had not been feeling well. He’d come down with a fever the day before and had been lethargic. Little did I know, my typical Friday was going to be the...
I'll admit it . . . I'm a social media junkie. I'm the mom who is constantly posting photos of my kiddos, our travels, and the chaos of our daily lives. I enjoy seeing what my friends and family...
When we think of routine surgeries we often shrug off the list of side effects and complications. We often say to ourselves, “What could go wrong with an outpatient surgery that takes less than 30 minutes? Piece of cake.”  My...

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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...