Helping Your Child Choose Activities: A How-To Guide

Mommy and Me Music. Tiny Tot Soccer. Baseball, basketball, orchestra, dance, art classes, chess club. It seems there are more opportunities than ever for kids to participate in extra curricular activities from a very young age. These activities can be a wonderful way for your child to learn new things and make new friends, but with so many options, […]

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Your Developing Child: Speech and Language of a Five-Year-Old

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Speech and Language Development by Age

I have enjoyed compiling this series on speech and language development in young children. It is nice to think that I may be helping provide you with a bit of insight as to what to look for in your developing child. This has also been fun for me to review, as I have a talkative […]

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{Sponsored Post} Enve Salon

First things first, if you haven’t visited Enve Salon yet, here’s something you should know:  ALL new clients receive 50% off their first visit.  Yes, ALL new clients! Located at 1150 5th Street (#165) in Coralville, Enve Salon offers all haircare services.  Haircuts for men, women and kids.  Hair coloring.  Waxing.  Shellac for nails.  And […]

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A Bundle of Surprises

“Well, I have some good news and some other news.” The ultrasound tech tells me, “The good news is everything looks great and healthy, but there’s two of them.” That was a moment I would never forget. I had been so worried about trying to keep my crazy 2 year old busy that I had […]

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6 Months Wiser: Best of the Baby “Must Haves”

Flash back six months and you’ll see me scrambling in a totally Type-A attempt to prepare for the arrival of my first baby. My preparation included A LOT of pinning, reading and shopping. For me, nesting included an embarrassing amount of time reading recommendations about “must have” baby products on all sorts of blogs, researching […]

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Lessons from an Old-School Homemaker

I live in a multi-generational household. As in, my in-laws live with us. My husband, daughter and I live upstairs, and his parents live downstairs. My in-laws are awesome. I know, right? They have their space; we have ours. We come together in the evenings to eat dinner together upstairs. Our daughter moves between “households” […]

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