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.

6 Made-Up Holidays to Celebrate This September

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

How to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic from Your Life

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

Iowa City Preschool Guide 2020

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...
Iowa City Holiday Guide 2019: The Ultimate Guide

Ultimate Guide to Holidays in Iowa City | 2019

Welcome to the Iowa City Moms Holiday Guide 2019! We love our city, and we love the holidays, so what could be better than the combination of the two?! To make planning your holidays simple and...
Best Places to see Christmas Lights Displays around Iowa City area

Best Places to See Christmas Lights Displays in the Iowa City Area

Even if the weather outside is frightful, taking a drive to see Christmas lights can be the perfect, cozy activity to do with your family during the dark evenings leading up to Christmas. Get...
Fall in Iowa City: The Ultimate Guide

Fall in Iowa City: The Ultimate Guide

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...