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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Indoor Play Places in the Iowa City Area

On days when it’s too wet or cold for outdoor play, or your kids are just tired of the rain and snow, there are some awesome local play places where your little ones can...
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Black History Month Events for Kids and Families in the Iowa City Area

February is Black History Month. Several Iowa City based organizations and institutions are offering events, screenings, and series to educate the community about the important history of Black Americans. Below is a round up of...
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Five Date Night Ideas for Couples Living and Loving in Iowa City

Iowa City is—in my humble opinion—the best place to love. If you are a couple celebrating your relationship in Iowa City, look no further than your own backyard for a few fun date night...
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Guide to Black Owned Businesses in the Iowa City Area

Iowa City is home to many wonderful businesses! If you're looking to support a variety of businesses and business types, including Black business owners, be sure to check out this guide to Black owned...
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Iowa City Preschool Guide 2021

Welcome to the Iowa City Moms Preschool Guide 2021! Searching for the right place for your child to learn and grow can be overwhelming, but we are here to help. There are an abundance...
Top Ten Iowa City Moms' Posts of 2020

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

It seems safe to say we are all looking forward to ringing in 2021 after a disastrous 2020. While the pandemic continues to make traditional gatherings difficult, there are still a few fun ways...
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Holiday Movies: What to Watch + Where to Watch + Printable BINGO

'Tis the season for cheesy holiday movies - and we appreciate them even more amid a pandemic! If you love holiday movies, check out this list of where to find all of your holiday...
Where to see or Zoom with Santa in the Iowa City area

Where to See (or Zoom with) Santa in the Iowa City Area

‘Tis the season to see (or Zoom with) Santa in the Iowa City area — it is 2020 after all. Get your calendars out and make time to share the magic of the season...
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Holiday Giving: Support Iowa City Nonprofits and Organizations

It’s the season of giving! Now is the time to get involved with a local charity or nonprofit. Giving back can be a great way for your whole family to have fun together, and...