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Sprinkle Kindness

Sprinkle Kindness

April 11, 2019 | Family

  All too often these days, we hear about bullying and violence and how it affects our kids. Less often, we hear stories of kindness and love and how small acts can make huge ripples. This week, instead of focusing on all that is bad in the world, how abo...

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Meal Planning the Easy Way

Meal Planning the Easy Way

March 15, 2019 | Family

Most people like eating dinner each night but no everybody loves planning and cooking meals, which has led to the explosive popularity of meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh over the past couple of years. While these services are convenient, ...

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Ask an Expert About Life Insurance

Ask an Expert About Life Insurance

March 12, 2019 | Family

What is the purpose of life insurance? A life insurance policy is a contract with an insurance company. In exchange for premium payments, the insurance company provides a lump-sum payment, known as a death benefit, to beneficiaries upon the insured's death. Typ...

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Weekending - March 8 - 10

Weekending - March 8 - 10

March 8, 2019 | Local

Give mom a break from cooking supper and give the kids a pool lesson! There are several places throughout Eastern Iowa that market themselves as a "Bar", but serve food, have pool tables, and do not have a "bar crowd" between 4pm - 5pm. Why not take the family ...

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Decluttering Kondo Style

Decluttering Kondo Style

February 28, 2019 | Family

Despite having a best selling book, Marie Kondo was not exactly a household name before the beginning of 2019. The January 1st premier of her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, changed all that. Bright and bubbly, Kondo helps couples and families transf...

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Practice Self Care

Practice Self Care

February 22, 2019 | Family

At this point, almost all moms have heard that you can’t pour from an empty cup so they should take time out for themselves for a mental reset from time to time. Self care is more than just a trendy buzzword, though. Taking a little time to take care of y...

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Chocolate - The Lovers Gift

Chocolate - The Lovers Gift

February 5, 2019 | Local

It seems like the magic of love, when you give a box of chocolates, but it is actually more scientific. When you see that smile on your sweetheart’s face with love shimmering in the eyes by just receiving that box of chocolates, you know something has alr...

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Weekending - January 18 - 20

Weekending - January 18 - 20

January 17, 2019 | Local

The weather might keep us inside this weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time!   After you build a snowman, get those kids out jumping or bowling this weekend. Sky Zone is having a Glow Party Saturday night. Sounds AWESOME! GLOW face pai...

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Weekending - January 11 - 13

Weekending - January 11 - 13

January 8, 2019 | Family

Have you made your 2019 New Year's Resolution? Was it to get out and have more fun on the weekends? Great! Us too!  EasternIowaNow.com will be highlighting weekend events and other suggested activities for you each week. Click here to sign up and receive a...

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Staycationing - an affordable way to recharge

Staycationing - an affordable way to recharge

January 7, 2019 | Family

You survived the holidays! Whether you traveled or stayed home, all of the cooking, cleaning, eating, shopping, wrapping, and more cleaning can be exhausting. Your bank account is probably a little skinnier and waste line a little wider, so you are likely glad ...

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Aging Parents: Part 2 - I'm OK, You're OK

Aging Parents: Part 2 - I'm OK, You're OK

January 7, 2019 | Seniors

Living far away from an aging parent creates a constant hum of guilt and worry that is carried throughout each day. My father lives far away, but is surrounded by other family members who are capable of caring for him and being there for an emergency. Mom, howe...

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Holiday Baking for Dogs!

Holiday Baking for Dogs!

December 20, 2018 | Pets

Baking for the holidays? Why not bake something for your dog? Peanut Butter Bark Bites Combine natural peanut butter with ripe banana, whole-wheat flour, and an egg. If it’s too thick, think it out with water. Divide into small portions using a cute doggy...

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