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
“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.”
“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?”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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: