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Last of the Firsts

I sat down to sign the permission slip for my husband to get his vasectomy. A concept I found slightly insane, considering he’s a grown adult who is fully capable of making his own decisions. This wasn’t a field trip to the zoo, it was a medical procedure he fully researched before deciding to get […]

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7 Ways to Entertain Toddlers Road Trips

Keeping a toddler entertained on a road trip can be difficult, but it’s possible! We have traveled with our children from age 4 weeks on, and they have done a wonderful job in a car and on a plane. We attribute a huge part of their good behavior to being prepared. Making sure we keep […]

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Confessions of a Cookie Mom

“Hi, would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” is a phrase I will hear a million times from February until the end of March. If you are the parent of a Girl Scout you know what I mean when I say the two month cookie season seems like it lasts at least twice […]

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National Girls and Women in Sports Day Youth Clinic at Drake University

This post is sponsored by the Drake University Athletic Department.Do you have a daughter who loves sports?  Sign-up to attend the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Youth Clinic on Sunday, February 9 hosted by Drake University Athletics. Girls will experience a variety of sports taught by Division I collegiate athletes. National Girls and Women […]

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A Mom’s Review of Disney +

When my husband said we needed to add yet another app to our television streaming, I was a bit skeptical. However, once he told me that we were adding Disney + and that I would have access to every Disney movie ever created, I was pretty excited! From Robin Hood to Cinderella, my kids would get to […]

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