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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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...
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RIP RBG: What An Icon Meant to Iowa City Moms

We've all heard the news by now — Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as RBG, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The news devastated many, including moms right here in the Iowa...
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Halloween in Quarantine: Ideas for a Spooktacular Time at Home

Halloween and trick-or-treating go hand-in-hand. However, this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, neighborhood knocking may not be something you and your family are up for doing. Use this guide brought to you by our friends...
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Derecho Storm Clean Up, Resources, and Aid in the Iowa City Area

Recovery is underway in the Iowa City area following a rare derecho storm that traveled hundreds of miles and pulverized local communities by uprooting trees, collapsing buildings, and downing infrastructure like water, electricity, and...
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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...