Top 10 Most Popular Iowa City Moms’ Posts of 2020!

2020. Woof.

It’s been a year. Let’s take a look back (if we dare) at which articles resonated the most with our readers during what has been one of the craziest most challenging years in the last century. The following are the top ten most popular blog posts that were published in 2020. Let’s take a little walk down memory lane and reflect on all that has impacted us this year.

Top Ten Iowa City Moms' Posts of 2020


#10: The Seizure No One Seemed Concerned About: Febrile Seizures

This post was a real-life story and experience from one of our writers about a type of seizure that is common in children. She shares her story that I think shook many of us – but also left us feeling relieved.

Quote from the article:
“It was one of the scariest things I have ever experienced with my children. I had no idea a febrile seizure was a possibility.”

The Seizure No One Seemed Concerned About: Febrile Seizures


#9: How to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic from Your Life

This post provides amazing tips on how to stop using single-use plastics in common areas of your life. From the kitchen, to the bathroom, and out-and-about. These ideas are great for the environmentally conscious as well as someone looking to make changes.

How to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic from Your Life


#8: A Socially Distanced Goodbye: Moving During a Pandemic

COVID-19 ruined plans for so many people — including important goodbyes for those moving away from our community.

Quote from the article:
“Iowa City, thank you for welcoming my family and so many like us. You knew we were likely transient, and yet you opened your hearts to us anyway.You are a gem of a town, and we will miss you.”

A Socially Distanced Goodbye: Moving During a Pandemic


#7: Moving On: Saying Goodbye to Our First Home

Most of us have felt this feeling in our lifetimes — moving on and away from our first family home. Our writer Linda captures all of the emotions well in her letter to the new homeowner.

Quote from the article:
“It was in this house that I learned who I was as a mother, and we made some of our best memories.”

Moving On: Saying Goodbye to Our First Home


#6: How to Make Cute and Easy Burp Cloths in an Afternoon

A super cute craft that can be completed in an afternoon. Our readers loved this pre-pandemic post from last January!

How to Make Cute and Easy Burp Cloths in an Afternoon


#5: Mucinex Doesn’t Protect Against the Coronavirus: The Facts Will

Early in the pandemic we were all looking for answers. We didn’t know what was coming – but our expat Mary who lives in Spain was operating a few weeks ahead of the United States when it came to understanding the seriousness of COVID-19. She was the first to write one of what would be many pandemic themed blog posts.

Mucinex Doesn’t Protect Against the Coronavirus: The Facts Will

 


#4: Hiking With Kids: Favorite Destinations Off the Beaten Path Near Iowa City and Beyond

We needed to get out of our homes and outside in 2020. Need we say more?

Hiking With Kids: Favorite Destinations Off the Beaten Path Near Iowa City and Beyond


#3: Meltdown in the Ice Cream Aisle: Admitting I Needed Help

This year has challenged many of us in unprecedented ways. This honest post resonated with so many of us, helping us realize it’s OK to admit when we need help and seek the right resources to help us cope and feel better.

Meltdown in the Ice Cream Aisle: Admitting I Needed Help


#2: Iowa City Mom’s Guide to Black Owned Businesses

This year has also shined an overdue light on the racial injustice and inequity in our communities. Iowa City Moms’ put this guide together as a way to show solidarity and support for our amazing Black owned businesses during a difficult 2020.

Iowa City Moms’ Guide to Black-Owned Businesses in the Corridor


#1: Stop the Spread of Fake News: No One is Sex Trafficking You at Target

This one was pre-pandemic, but we yelled a collective “preach” when we saw this one go up on the blog.

Stop the Spread of Fake News: No One is Sex Trafficking You at Target


Thanks for navigating 2020 with us dear readers! We have loved sharing our stories with you this year, and we look forward to what we hope will be a more normal year of sharing our parenting journeys with each other in 2021!

Katie is a spouse, mother, and professional communicator. She became acquainted with Iowa City as a student at the University of Iowa, earning degrees in Journalism, Political Science, and most recently her MA in Strategic Communication. Katie and her husband met and fell in love in Iowa City, deciding to never leave. Their family can often be found eating their way through downtown, walking their dog in City Park, or cheering on their beloved Hawkeyes at live sporting events.

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