Iowa City Moms Top Blog Posts of 2021

Welcome 2022! As we get ready to ring in the New Year, we at Iowa City Moms are taking a second to look back at some of the top posts our contributors wrote and shared with the Iowa City community. This list does not include guides, but instead topics that were heavy on our writers minds and seemed to resonate with other parents.

This year hasn’t been an easy one — but please know we are here to commiserate in the difficult moments, and also celebrate with you the joyous ones as we work to raise our children in this special, creative community.

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! We look forward to continuing to share stories, advice, and local resources in 2022.

Iowa City Moms Top Blog Posts of 2021

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The TV Show Bluey Made Me Cry

“If you ever doubt yourself, don’t. Being a parent is the hardest job you will ever love. And like the characters from Bluey — I hope you have a friend, a spouse, a loved one who reminds you on occasion that you’ve got this and that you’re doing great.”

The TV Show Bluey Made Me Cry

What Actually Happens If You Fail Virtual School Not Asking For a Friend

“So, if you are also pushing your child through hour, after hour, after hour, of schoolwork at your kitchen table when you’d rather be switching all your clothing to matching velvet hangers you bought after watching The Home Edit and you and your kid are both feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you’re not alone. This has to end sometime, though, right? Right?”

What Actually Happens if You Fail Virtual School? Not Asking for a Friend

You’re Not Crazy This Year Is Harder

“It’s harder to believe the yard signs that tell me we are in this together. This isn’t to throw blame. All of us are trying to do the best we can in a world that has started to move on. The journey has been long and the road ahead is unclear. It would be great if all decisions were solely for the greater good, but life is rarely so simple.”

You’re Not Crazy: This Year is Harder

I Live In A Constant State of Hypocrisy With No End in Sight

“I’m so tired of balancing the risk-reward of every decision our family makes, but this is how it will continue to be for the foreseeable future. I live in a constant state of hypocrisy with no real end in sight.”

I Live in a Constant State of Hypocrisy, With No End in Sight

Help Me Solve These Iowa City Mysteries from my Childhood

“All right readers, I need your help. Because some of my childhood memories of visiting Iowa City are vague, and not everything is archived on the internet — or at least, it isn’t where I can find it.”

Help Me Solve These Iowa City Mysteries From My Childhood

More New Years Fun in the Iowa City Area

If you are looking for daytime festivities, check out these options here in the Iowa City area:

6 Ways to Celebrate New Years with Kids in the Iowa City Area

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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