Looking back at my earlier parenting years, I can (sort of) laugh about all the nights spent awake, asking trusted Google questions like “ How can I get my baby to sleep through the night” or, “My daughter isn’t...
When I was expecting my first baby, I had a brief desire to use cloth diapers, but being a first-time mom and already having so many things to decide, it got pushed to the backburner. When I became pregnant...
Life with a toddler is...memorable. Few experiences can equally entertain and enrage moms and dads as the battles - I mean blessings - of toddlerhood.  However, the pandemic has changed these battles a bit. One might even say that momming...
My husband and I have three kids, two of which are almost 13 and 10 years old. For the past year or so, the topic of when to start leaving kids at home by themselves has come up a...
This is a safe space. Let's be honest. Some love it. Some dread it. As a self-proclaimed nerd and lover of all things school, I'm here to say: I ADORE back-to-school shopping! When I was a kid... I remember--very distinctly--being worried each year when this time...
UnityPoint Health has launched the Imagine the Amazing contest, which will award $25,000 this fall to a school to help its students live well. Healthier. Happier. Making a dream come true.
I’ve always been a big football fan. I was a statistician for my high school team. My dad played college football and spent nearly 35 years as a football referee. I know the game and I love the game....
For my birthday last week, my husband took a few days off to spend time with me. (Insert "aww" here.) On Thursday, the plan was to walk around East Village, have lunch downtown and just spend some quality adult...
Our oldest son recently celebrated a milestone in his life. He turned twelve on Wednesday, but we gave him his gift - and his symbolic ticket into adolescence - a bit early. In our family, hunting and trap shooting has...
Do you have a child that fights you on sleep? Baby won't nap? Toddler waking frequently at night? Read all the books but nothing seems to "fit" your child, and your family? It might be time to consider hiring...

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