Sara C

Sara C
Sara is a NW Iowa native who moved across the state to become a Hawkeye! After her time at the U of I, she left for optometry school and residency before coming home to Iowa to start her “adult” life in Coralville. She was in clinical practice for 5 years before trying her hand at the research side of eye care, working on clinical trials in the pharma/biotech industry. Sara is a wife, mom to a 5-year-old boy, and step-mom to four teenagers! Because her son was born at 25 weeks and had a lengthy NICU stay, Sara is passionate about all things related to prematurity, especially parent support in the NICU. She loves connecting with fellow NICU moms, both online and in person. Sara also enjoys spending time with friends and extended family, reading, scrapbooking, organizing, knitting, travel, keeping up with tech trends, finding new wines to enjoy, honing her photography skills, and serving on the Family Advisory Council for UI Children’s Hospital. She’s a consultant for Jamberry Nails, too, which lets her dabble in her creative side.
Iowa Children's Museum play pack

Crash Course in Engineering: The Latest Iowa Children’s Museum Play Pack

Many of us are still being cautious about venturing out during this strange time of COVID-19. While I find myself missing movies, sitting in the library reading a book, and enjoying a leisurely cup...
A teacher doing class virtually

Teacher Appreciation Week in the Time of COVID-19

Today starts Teacher Appreciation Week, running May 4-8, 2020. I don’t know about you, but normally our PTO would have been brainstorming, planning, creating, arranging, and executing decorations, surprises, food, and ways to show...
educational resources

Free and Unique Educational Resources for Your Kids During COVID-19 School Shutdowns

I work from home. Not just because of this COVID-19 weirdness, but all the time. I (naively) thought I would be fairly equipped for what we’re experiencing. But, alas, I am not. Honestly, I am...

The Real Moms of Johnson County: A Statistical Summary

Most of us don’t live in multi-million dollar mansions, marry celebrities, and wear only high-end designer clothing as many of the “Real Housewives” do. Why? Because we’re the Real Moms of Johnson County! But who...

How to Make Cute and Easy Burp Cloths in an Afternoon

As a crafty mom, I can’t always carve out big or ongoing chunks of time to work on a creative project. That’s just a fact of where I am in life right now with...
November and December family events in the Iowa City area

Family Holiday Activities in the Iowa City Area: Your 2019 Guide

While the craft stores have displayed their red and green since summer and the big box stores put out evergreens and jingle bells well before Halloween, many of us are just now starting to...

Uptown Mac and Cheese

In my estimation, there is no better comfort food than macaroni and cheese. I especially crave it around this time of year when the weather is turning cold and we're spending more time indoors....

All Things Fall: Guide to Family Events in the Iowa City Area

It's the season of back-to-school, football games, changing leaves, and shorter days, with Halloween just around the corner. Here’s our “All Things Fall” guide to family-friendly activities in the Iowa City area and Corridor,...

“Eye” See You! Your Guide to Childhood Eye Concerns

You’ve probably taken your kids for their back-to-school physicals. Maybe they’ve been to the dentist. But what about the eye doctor? Have you taken your kids to get their eyes examined? If you have worn...

Summer Schedule + Structure: Theme Days to the Rescue!

Summer is here! Moms tend to love it or dread it. If you're like me, I love certain things about it but kind of dread some things as well. As a mom of a...