Category: Blog

  • Comments for a Cause: Nov 2015

    For November, I am going to support The Salvation Army by participating in their bell ringing campaign.  Each year, I sign up for at least 1 shift.  I love the fact that I can easily bring my children along–and I’m pretty sure that a cute toddler ringing a bell gets more donations than me standing […]

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  • Red Cedar Lodge

    I received a stay at the Red Cedar Lodge to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.   I was recently able to stay at the Red Cedar Lodge in Charles City, IA with my fellow North Iowa Bloggers for a fun weekend getaway.  Even though I have driven by the property […]

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  • #NMW15 day 2: Bust a Myth

      Doulas are just like Midwives, right?” This is the biggest myth that I run into when describing a midwife or doula role. This is both a false and true statement in a number of ways:   FALSE Midwives are medical providers, while doulas are not.  A midwife has all the medical training needed to […]

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  • National Midwifery Week 2015

    National Midwifery Week starts today and goes through October 10th.  The idea was created by the American College of Nurse Midwifes to raise awareness about midwife-led care, and to celebrate their contribution to mother/baby care.  You can learn more about this here. Midwives have made a big difference in my clients’ lives, as well as […]

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  • Baby Tabloid 9/28/15

    This week’s US Weekly featured Hollywood moms who had recently  posted pictures of their little ones heading back to school.  These posts are common around this time of year, and as a mom myself of school-aged children, it was easy to relate. The post featured kids from Kindergarten through middle school age, some alone and […]

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  • Enchanted Acres: A Fall Must-Visit

    I had the recent privilege to visit Enchanted Acres with my children on their opening day this season. My older daughter had been there before for a birthday party, but it was my first time along with my younger one. We determined that it is a place that all families should plan to check out […]

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  • #NeverForget

    Every year when September 11th comes around, I am brought back to where I was on that fateful day…. I was 20 years old and working my first full-time job.  That morning I was getting ready for work and had the tv on in my bedroom.  The news was covering a plane that had hit […]

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  • Back to School 2015

    As my big girl heads back to school today, starting 3rd grade, I like to take this opportunity to give myself a fresh start as well on new goals and projects. I have always loved this time of year, and I get excited when the weekly ads start to have good deals on school supplies.  […]

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  • Sept 2015 Comments for a Cause

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In response, I am dedicating all of the comments that I receive on my blog posts in September to the children and families affected with childhood cancer.  In doing so, I will donate $.25 for each comment to Children’s Cancer Connection, an organization near and dear to my heart. […]

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  • Baby Tabloid 8/31/15

    This week’s issue of US Weekly features a picture of Kim Kardashian that she posted on Instagram on August 11th. It is a naked shot of her “proving” that she is pregnant, as people had questioned her and implied that she was really using a surrogate. While most non-celebrities aren’t likely to post naked photos […]

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