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LOF-Xpress™: Get Your Oil Changed Without Leaving Your Car

This post was sponsored by LOF-Xpress™. All opinions are our own.One of the things I routinely put off until the last minute is getting my oil changed. Yes, I know why they are important and I know the dangers of not keeping up on car maintenance. They just take so much time! And I always […]

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Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen

Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen?

The first line of defense for your aches, pains and general unrest is the medicine cabinet. Once you start feeling under the weather, you pop a couple pills of acetaminophen or ibuprofen/naproxen. And before you know it — relief! It’s such a habitual reaction, that you probably don’t even think about your choice. You take […]

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Mom: You Have Superpowers

  Whether you’ve been a mom for 1 week or 1,000 weeks, you already know this: You have superpowers. Oh, you might trick the people around you with your minivan-driving, yoga pants-wearing, soccer mom persona. But, underneath that alias lies a true marvel, complete with uncanny abilities and surprising feats of strengths and smarts. Maybe […]

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5 Reasons to Do Activities with Your Kids

Ever since my kids were little, my friends called me the “Activity Mom”. When my oldest was a baby, I started doing activities with him and eventually started a blog to share my ideas with others. I’ve often had moms tell me they feel guilty that they don’t do as many activities as I do. […]

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Going to the Emergency Room with Kids: What to expect in the ER

What to Expect When You Go to the ER

Hospitals, doctors, insurance, and all things medical are far from my forte, and well outside my comfort level, but after two trips to Blank Children’s Hospital’s ER and a full day at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital this past month, I’ve learned a few things about what to expect. Now that we are all […]

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Building Resiliency: Tips from a Mom and Therapist

Tips from A Mom and Therapist: Building Resiliency

Resiliency: “Our ability to bounce back, or our ability to overcome challenges. Resiliency is a powerful buffer to life stressors, mental health problems, and crises.” But how does one build resiliency? Are you just born with it? Or are there ways we can help our children build resiliency? While personality and temperament definitely play a […]

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