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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!
Lawn Mower Safety

Keeping Kids Safe Around Lawn Mowers: Tate’s Story

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Tate Manahl was only three years old when he was involved in a lawn mower accident, resulting in life-threatening injuries. Tate was airlifted to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and spent...
Graphic: Virtual Bloom 2021

Virtual Bloom 2021: Meet the Experts!

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We are so excited to have you join us (virtually) for our 7th annual Bloom: Mini Conference for Moms. Although we truly wish we could host you face-to-face, we really enjoyed the virtual format...

Searching for Answers: A Look into my Child’s Internet Search History

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When the school district issued my child a Chromebook this year for the hybrid learning experience, I didn’t realize we’d also have access to every internet search that is done on the Chromebook through...
A student frustrated: feeling like she is failing virtual school

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

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It's midnight on a Thursday, and I'm following along with a German yoga video from YouTube in my living room. As I down-dog, far from feeling awash in relaxation and peace, my mind is...
A woman struggling to focus: ADHD in adult women

Women with ADHD, Part 1: Getting Diagnosed as an Adult

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Writer’s note: I plan to write this series of posts anonymously, not because of shame but because it is impossible to tell my story without also sharing parts of my daughter’s story. Her full...

Keeping Our Kids Safe: Firearm Injury Prevention

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While working in the Emergency Department at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of unintentional and non-accidental firearm injuries. Seeing patients who have sustained a firearm-related...

The Bravest Thing I’ve Ever Done

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"How many kids do you have?" It’s really an innocent question, but one I always struggle to answer. I'm a mom to three little boys; two of them are earth side and very much alive...

Born Sleeping

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Shortly before my 38th birthday, we discovered I was pregnant. This would be my fourth pregnancy and the journey up until this point was long and difficult, struggling with years of infertility and loss....

Virtual Bloom Mini Conference: Panel of Experts

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Plans are well underway for our 6th annual Bloom: Moms Morning Out, and although everything is looking very different this year, we are (as always) so excited for this event!  This year's Co-Hosts are University...

Iowa City Moms’ Guide to Latinx Owned Businesses in Our Area

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Did you know that September 15-October 15, 2020, is Hispanic Heritage month? Here on Iowa City Moms, we will be sharing a number of resources in support of our local hispanic/latinx community. We encourage...