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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Ultimate Guide to the Holidays in Iowa City | 2021

We love our city, and we love the holidays, so what could be better than celebrating the holidays in Iowa City?! To make planning your holidays simple and stress-free, we’ve compiled all the information...
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Guide to Holiday Events in the Iowa City Area

Celebrate the holiday season with many wonderful family-friendly events happening in the Iowa City area. From visits with Santa to kids events and local shopping—grab your calendar and start planning to celebrate the spirit...
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Where to Eat Out or Order Thanksgiving Meals in the Iowa City Area

Now is the time to figure out your Thanksgiving meal plans. Do you want a complete Thanksgiving meal prepared by a store or entirely home-cooked? Only order a turkey or dessert? Do you want...
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Halloween Events and Trick or Treat Times in the Iowa City Area

The spooky season has arrived! It's time to start shopping for costumes — consider second-hand shopping! —picking out candy, and thinking about local Halloween events and activities, like trick-or-treating. Enjoy this handy guide to...
Fall in Iowa City the ultimate Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City

Fall is a fleeting season; we dream of it far longer than we get to enjoy it. So don't wait–grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa...
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Fall Markets in the Iowa City Area

Every mom deserves a “me day" every once in a while, right? One of my favorite ways to spend a solo weekend afternoon is by taking a trip to a vintage market or craft...
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I Live in a Constant State of Hypocrisy, With No End in Sight

Despite phrases I catch myself saying like “pre-pandemic” or “before the pandemic” — we are still very much in said pandemic. It’s more like “before I was vaccinated" and while I’m grateful for my...
Fireworks in the Iowa City area

Where to Watch Fireworks in the Iowa City Area

Celebrate Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks in the Iowa City area. Grab a blanket or some chairs, pack up some bug spray and your family, and get ready to oooh and aaah! Fireworks in...
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Juneteenth Events in the Iowa City Area

June 19th is Juneteenth, known as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Texas to deliver news that the Civil...
Summer Camps in the Iowa CIty area

Iowa City Area Summer Camp Guide 2021

Welcome to Iowa City Moms guide to summer camps in the Iowa City area! When school is out for the summer, parents need a safe place for their kids to learn, explore, make memories,...