Lianna is a homesteading mama of three: a sparkly seven-year-old daughter, a joyful five-year-old boy, and a confident three-year-old boy. After graduating from the University of Iowa’s college of education, she started Wondergarten Early Enrichment Home, a multi-age, play-based early childhood program. A self-proclaimed Queen Dabbler, she has a long list of hobbies (from gardening and canning to sewing and painting), and doesn’t mind being only mediocre at all of them. She lives with her husband, mother, three kiddos, dog, cat, rabbits, dwarf goats, and chickens on an acreage in the country. The Cornally family spends their time talking about education, learning how to grow and preserve their own food, and romping around in their woods.
Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt + Printable

Warmer days are coming, dear friends! Spring may not officially begin until March 20, 2021, and here in the Midwest we're certain to see at least another snowfall or two, but rest assured that...

Inauguration Day With Kids: What to Watch, Read, Wear, Eat, and Do

Inauguration Day is January 20, which falls on a Wednesday in 2021. This can be a great opportunity to learn about our nation, watch history in-the-making, and celebrate together as a family. Here is...
New Year's Resolutions Ideas

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How do you plan for a new year when all your plans for last year were cancelled?  How do you “choose one word” or make a new year’s resolution after a year full of challenges,...

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This year is hard. Everything is just too much. My coping skills were maxed out back in early April, so add online school into the mix, and WOOF. My writing skills have clearly taken...

Summer Activity Checklist for Families

Last year, my family's summer "bucket list" contained of an exhaustive list of pools, splash pads, beaches, fairs, museums, and zoos. And then 2020 happened. By the time the 2019-2020 school year was officially over, my...

Diventures Review: A Private Swim Lesson and Tour

When I saw a new Diventures building pop up near my daily commute, I was intrigued about what they have to offer. Soon after, I had the opportunity to enroll my son in a...
Single Use Plastics

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I recently took inventory of all the different areas of my life single-use plastic has infiltrated. Spoiler alert: it's everywhere. From my morning routine to my kids' lunch boxes, nearly every product in my...
Iowa City Area Preschool Guide

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Welcome to the Iowa City Moms Preschool Guide 2020! 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 20 Guides of 2019!

If there is one place you can go and be guaranteed to find information relevant to being a parent in Iowa City, it's Iowa City Moms! We publish dozens of guides each year–written BY...
Top Ten Most Popular Articles of 2019

Top 10 Most Popular Articles of 2019!

As we reflect on what an interesting, challenging, unique year 2019 was, we look back at which articles resonated most with our readers this year. The following are the top ten most popular blog...