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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Organizations You Can Support to Help Improve Equity and Justice in the Iowa City...

Iowa City and its surrounding communities are home to several nonprofits and organizations working to provide services that improve equity and justice. These include — but are not limited to — providing resources, housing...
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Juneteenth Celebrations 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...
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Johnson County Kids Day of Action: Voices of Peace

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, children and families from all over Johnson County are invited to participate in a day of action to learn about racial justice and participate in a peaceful protest. Community...

A Guide to Children’s Books About Racism

It starts at home. As parents, we've all seen this phrase and know it to be true. We know the earlier and more often we talk to our children about racism the better. This...
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The Easter Bunny Left a Surprise: Color Sheets and a Scavenger Hunt!

The Easter Bunny has been hopping around Iowa City the last few days — and has left behind a special surprise for everyone! Print and enjoy these festive coloring sheets and an Easter themed scavenger...

Our Mega List of Indoor, Home Activities for Kids (and Mom!)

It's all we are hearing about. COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has wreaked-havoc on travel plans, is closing schools, and is changing work patterns in many communities — forcing us to find indoor...
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5 Valentine’s Day Date 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 this Valentine's Day, look no further than your own backyard for a few...
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Why I Will Absolutely Spend $70 a Year on Disney+

In case you somehow missed it, we have another streaming service to add to our menu of binging options. Disney unveiled its new platform Disney+, which allows us fingertip access to hundreds of big-name...

Spooky Activities and Halloween Haunts for Teens and Tweens in Iowa City

Halloween can be more than trick-or-treating and costumes, but it can be challenging to find activities that are inclusive to the whole family. Here are a few ideas for families with teens and tweens...
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3 Ideas for the Ultimate Date Night in Downtown Iowa City

Year after year Iowa City is ranked as one of the best places to live in the country, and its vibrant business district is always featured as a top trait. This is exactly why...