Iowa City Moms Blog’s Top Ten Posts of 2013

Yesterday we shared how thankful we are for YOU, our Iowa City Moms Blog readers. You have made our 2013 amazing and we are so grateful for your excitement for joining us in creating community among moms in our area!  We are also incredibly thankful for our amazing group of contributors! Whether you have been with us since our launch in April, or you are just getting to know Iowa City Moms Blog, we hope you enjoy our blog posts! We are just a group of local moms who are trying to navigate this crazy, exciting adventure that is motherhood! We’re not experts; we all have our own strengths and weaknesses, successes and epic fails! Our hope is that by sharing our lives and experiences with you, we might offer you some encouragement that you, in fact, are not alone! And we encourage you to share your lives with us, in the hopes that we can all feel part of this community that is motherhood in the Iowa City area!!

With that in mind, today we are sharing our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013.  These are 10 of the most-read blog posts (in order of their post date) since our launch in April! Read them again, or read them for the first time! We hope they’ll make you laugh, make you cry, educate you, and help you know you’re not alone!! Enjoy!

top 10 blog posts 2013

Lianna Babysplosion 4-8-13Babysplosion

Read Lianna’s terrific post about her infant’s full-on babysplosion in the middle of El Dorado.  This is a post EVERY mama can relate to!!



Lana Diaper Post Flip Diaper 4-9-13Flips, Thirsties, and Inserts, Oh My

For all of you mamas who are interested in cloth-diapering and how it works, this post is for you!! Check out how Lana’s family does cloth diapering and her suggestions for doing it yourself!



1888_0779-as-Smart-Object-1-2-1024x682We Can {Not} Have It All

We all struggle to balance everything in our lives and make it look like we have it all together. The truth is, none of us have it all figured out.  Read more about Brook’s perspective on having it all in this post.



Things to Do in IC Area GraphicThese Are a Few of Our Favorite Things…

This is a list of some of our contributor team’s favorite places to go and things to do in the Iowa City Area! Some of these are warm weather-related since the post was in May, but there are plenty of indoor activities on this list as well that you can do in winter!


5 ways to save money on kids' clothes5 Ways to Save Money on Your Kids Clothes

Everyone is looking for ways to save money, especially in the new year! Here are 5 great tips for how to save money on your children’s clothes! Be sure to pin this one so you have it for later!!




taramakeupThe {Ugly} Beautiful Truth of Going Sans Make-Up and Hair!!!

This fabulous and brave post by Tara is a definite must-read.  This gorgeous girl literally bares her face for all to see, and encourages all of us to embrace our beauty even when we’re not all made up! Read the post to see more!!



simon2The Daddy Diaries: Meet Simon

Our resident daddy-blogger, Simon, shares what it’s like to be a stay-at-home dad.  This is a great read and a refreshing take on parenthood from a male perspective!



PAILPregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance

October 15th was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  In this poignant post, Lianna describes her experience with miscarriage and how it affected her life as a wife and a mother.  This is a definite must-read for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage or known someone who has experienced one.


IMG_0605The Reality of Infertility

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Katie shared her personal struggle with infertility.  Her struggle resonates with so many women, and her post seeks to offer encouragement, support, and commiseration with other women who are experiencing the same heartbreaking struggle. Read it here.


taras2BIG Change

In this post Tara talks about the big changes her family decided to make when it comes to gift-giving for birthdays and holidays.  Read more about those changes here!


We hope you’ve enjoyed these top 10 posts again, or for the first time!! In order to be sure you get a chance to read all of our posts in 2014, subscribe HERE to receive ICMB in your inbox!  Happy reading!

Iowa City Moms Blog
At Iowa City Moms Blog we’re a group of local moms who are passionate about connecting other moms to one another and to our community! Whether you’re an experienced mom, a newbie, expecting, or aspiring to be a mom someday, this blog is for you! Join us as we navigate this journey that is motherhood in the Iowa City area!


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