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Farm Baby Foods: Featured Business Highlight + Giveaway

Thinking back to when my daughter was young, one of my biggest frustrations time-suckers was making my own baby food. I had the beloved Vitamix, I had the local produce, I just needed the time…. Which is why when I first learned about local mama Julie Burrough’s Farm Baby Foods I couldn’t be more excited for our community! […]

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Moms after Dark

Sometimes after I get the last of my three kids in bed, not necessarily sleeping, but IN bed, my husband and I look at each other with a knowing look—a look of excitement, full of possibility. It’s time for… Wait. What should we do with this magical time that we are, after much hard work, […]

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Children & Families of Iowa KidsFest 2015: March 6-8, 2015 + Giveaway

It is time for Kidsfest 2015! Your family will love all the fun happening next weekend at the Iowa State Fairgrounds! Event Details Friday, March 6: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 7: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 8: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building. Click for map Cost: $7.50 per person (kids under […]

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February Meetup at First Family Church in Ankeny

Meetup Details When: Friday, February 27 Where: First Family Church, 317 SE Magazine Road, Ankeny Time: 10 a.m. to noon What to Bring: Balls and indoor games, snacks/lunch Free Admission!!! First Family Church is now taking up residence in the building previously occupied by Sports University, and they kept some of the courts! Lucky for us, […]

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Noonan Syndrome Awareness Month: Parker's Story

Noonan Syndrome Awareness Month: Parker’s Story

Happy February… or as it’s referred to in our house, Happy Noonan Syndrome Awareness Month. Show of hands who has ever heard of Noonan Syndrome (NS)? I’m guessing not many hands are up right now. NS is nicknamed “The Most Common Rare Syndrome You’ve Never Heard Of.” It takes second place only to Downs Syndrome. […]

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