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How to stop your kid’s thumbsucking.

How to stop your kid’s thumbsucking.

I’ve tackled some big challenges in my life. Infertility was a doozy. A month in traction was another. But nothing prepared me for the challenge of breaking my five-year-old of her thumbsucking habit. Buckle in, friends. It’s gonna get crazy.

Is it weird to say ‘A gym changed my life’?

Is it weird to say ‘A gym changed my life’?

Sounds like a bunch of feel-good bullshit, right? Well, in my case, it’s not bullshit.¬†And despite it sounding kind of silly, joining my gym was the impetus for incredible change in my life. Here’s how it happened.

Why laser hair removal is the best thing ever

Why laser hair removal is the best thing ever

I’m pretty sure there’s some Sasquatch in my DNA (even if 23andMe disagrees), based solely on the amount of hair on my body. But thanks to the wonders of laser hair removal, my life has gotten a lot less hairy (pun intended).

February Funk

February Funk

It’s February in Iowa, and I’m depressed. Not in the funny-ha-ha way you mean it when your favorite restaurant closes. I’m really, truly, and clinically depressed. Which is terrifying to talk about in such a public way. But I’m not giving up.

9 Reasons Alexa is Awesome

9 Reasons Alexa is Awesome

There’s a group of parents who refuse to jump on the smart speaker bandwagon, because the CIA might be listening. After having an Amazon Echo Dot, and Alexa, for three weeks now, I don’t care if the CIA is listening or not. I *love* our Alexa. And this is why.

This is why I stay

This is why I stay

Friends who move away from Iowa love to post photos of sandy beaches and warm winter days, tagged with #thisiswhyimoved. But let’s be clear. Nobody stays in Iowa for the weather or the landscape. We stay for one very specific and important reason that cannot be outshined by an ocean view. So allow me to explain. Because #thisiswhyistay.