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- Written by Leta Gail Doerr
Boutique. In simple terms, a boutique is defined as a small store that sells stylish clothing, accessories or other specialized goods. In the case of Shoo Shoo Baby, a women’s fashion boutique in Bloomington, owner Natalie Galligan personifies the definition by offering customers not only fashionable choices, but a personal experience as well.
- Written by Dr. Carly Kriedberg
Have you ever wondered why many women – dare I say most women – have somewhat of a love affair with shoes? Maybe it all started with Cinderella’s glass slipper that caused Prince Charming to search high and low for his one true love.
- Written by Katie Stelle-Mardis
Back-to-school time isn't just for the backpack-and-pencil-box crowd. With the season's new routines, it can also be a challenge for babies, toddlers and even parents. Whether your child is graduating from the infant room to the toddler room, starting a new tumbling class or stepping into school for the very first time, change is a big deal for little ones. Here are six ways to make for an easier transition in the months and years to come.
- Written by Andi Morris
The launch of Pokemon GO was a turning point for the role of technology in our lives. More than ever before, kids were using technology in ways that allowed them to interact with the bright, big, beautiful world outside, rather than a virtual world on a screen inside. As caregivers, our challenge now is balancing the use of technology, with the many opportunities for kids to learn and grow through emotional interactions, physical activity, creativity, imagination, and hands-on play.
- Written by Stefanie Djuric and Dawn Blocklinger
Melons make for a refreshing and lower-calorie treat during the warmer months. While the summer season is winding down, locally grown melons are at their prime during August and September. Most melons weigh in at under 50 calories per one-cup serving and contain fiber.
- Written by Jeremy Arteman
Most homeowners don’t think much about their gutters. But they should. It’s extremely important to have a gutter system that is not only properly installed, but properly maintained to protect your home from the harmful effects of water. Gutters are one of those things that somewhat function on their own, making it easy to forget that they need to stay in tip top shape, and that new ones should be installed when the existing ones need to be replaced. Following is what will happen when your gutter system isn’t functioning properly.
- Written by Karen Tucker
From creams and gels to serums and oils, moisturizers are often at the forefront of a woman's beauty routine. However, moisture can also be regarded for the negative effects it can have on skin, as in the case of sweat and surface wetness that can lead to a range of various conditions. These quintessential examples of "good moisture" and "bad moisture" demonstrate that we should consider both when it comes to a comprehensive skin care routine.