I sighed down at my daughter in the midst of a crowded IKEA store. "You really can't walk?" I asked doubtfully. "I can't put any weight on my right knee," she answered tearfully, sinking onto a display bed. I assumed it was...
It is no secret to anyone that we are in the thick of a general election season.  Political ads abound on television, radio, and in print.  Everyone seems to want to tell you why their particular candidate is the...
I am an Iowa transplant, and one of the things that I loved about Iowa when I moved here was its diversity. When my husband and I talked about having children, we agreed that we would teach them about...
  The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) has been serving victim-survivors of intimate partner violence in the Iowa City area for more than 40 years. Like many non-profits, the ongoing pandemic has added many challenges to DVIP's work in the community. Iowa...
Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be expensive or inconvenient.  With Earth Day on April 22nd let’s challenge ourselves to make meaningful changes to benefit our family, our community and our world.  It can be big or small....
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 assistance, and other essential services. For...
We may not be able to come together as a community for an in-person day of service and learning this year, but there are still ways to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. virtually and in...
Here at the Iowa City Moms Blog, one of our biggest goals has always been, and always will be, to give back to our community, to help build it up, and to connect the moms who live here.  In...
I was so healthy I hadn’t even been to the doctor in ten years. I hadn't had so much as a cold since the Clinton administration! But my new health insurance was forcing me to get a checkup. I...
Friends, we are living in some unreal times. As if the events of this past week were not hard enough to face as a community, we are doing it in the middle of a pandemic. Tensions and anxiety are...

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