Sarah Bengtson

Sarah Bengtson
Sarah is a proud Iowa native who currently lives in North Liberty with her husband and 2 sons. She grew up in rural Benton county and moved to the Iowa City area in 2005 to attend graduate school at the University of Iowa in Physical Therapy. Now she balances raising two growing boys with a work as a pediatric physical therapist. Outside of work and family, Sarah loves music, playing her cello, running, baking, crochet, church activities, and cheering for the Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings.
Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup - My Kitchen Hack Version

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup – My Kitchen Hack Version

Last year for Christmas I got an Instant Pot, and it was the highlight of my Christmas! Pot roasts, sweet potatoes, and baked chicken have been some of my favorite tries so far.  I've...

Should I Park or Use the Drop Off Line? A Decision Guide

Ahhhh, back-to-school time is here!  That means backpacks, lunchboxes, homework, line!  Anyone who has dropped off or picked up a child in the elementary school car line knows that learning the procedure can...

Why I Let My Kids Climb Up the Slide the “Wrong Way”

Of all the battles that occur on playgrounds around the nation, few can be more contentious than this age old question: "Is it okay for kids to climb up the slide the "wrong way"? It seems...

How I’m Giving My Kids a 1980s (ish) Summer as a Working Mom

A couple of years ago I read this awesome post on another City Mom's Blog site. Just to give you a quick summary, the author described a decision she made with her husband to...

The Boxes in My Closet That I Just Can’t KonMari

It seems like everyone everywhere is jumping on the Kon Mari bandwagon.  My Facebook feed is full of pictures of neatly rolled and folded t-shirts and washcloths and people posting about how they threw...

I’m Not Freaking Out About “Momo.” Here’s what I’m doing instead.

Over the course of this week I, along with many parents of young children, have gotten some pretty disturbing information about a character called "Momo" who is supposedly appearing in videos geared towards children...

A Rookie Parent’s Guide to Starting Kindergarten

Starting kindergarten can be daunting for both students and parents. When my son started his elementary school career I remember having a hard time figuring out exactly what I was supposed to do to...

Nurturing a Marriage in 90 Minutes a Night

It's 8:30 p.m.  I've just come downstairs from putting the kiddos to bed.  My husband is in the kitchen doing dishes. I walk through the living room and pick up the last of the...
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Santa Sightings: Santa’s 2018 Iowa City Area Schedule

It's that time of year again when Santa and his reindeer start making appearances all over the corridor.  We at the Iowa City Moms Blog are good friends with the big man in the...

Anatomy of a Midwestern Hot Dish {With Recipes!}

Recently I was discussing supper plans with a friend, and I told her that I had prepped a hamburger hot dish this morning and had it ready to put into the oven when I...