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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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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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My Daughter Loves Princesses (And That’s OK)

My oldest daughter, Sophia, went through a MAJOR princess phase from about 2-5 years old. And still, at 7, some of her favorite books feature princesses, unicorns, or some other magical, stereotypical figures. We tried introducing other play themes, toys, and books to no avail. She naturally gravitated toward pink, tiaras, and princess dresses. At […]

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13 Classic Toys I’m NOT Throwing Out

It’s that time of year, when many of us are trying to clean out and re-organize our children’s toys and games after the holidays. With four kids, birthdays close to Christmas, and generous grandparents, our family has quite a pile of toys to manage. We know this is a good problem to have, but we […]

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