Like many, I wasn’t expecting the storm that hit Iowa on Monday, August 10, 2020, to be so severe. My family had taken off the week before to relax in a cabin, and I was planning to spend Monday...
Recovery is underway in the Iowa City area following a rare derecho storm that traveled hundreds of miles and pulverized local communities by uprooting trees, collapsing buildings, and downing infrastructure like water, electricity, and internet. Folks in clean-up mode can...
2020 has left many of us feeling, well. . .lost. This is a very uncertain time for all of us. No one is exempt from the stress and uncertainty from this pandemic and now we are divided about whether...
Brave. Do you consider yourself to be a brave person? If I were to use adjectives to describe myself, brave probably would not be at the top of my list. I mean, after all, I am not a risk...
I used to volunteer for an organization that worked with women who were survivors of sexual assault. One of my roles was to be with women while they were having their rape kit completed in the emergency room. The...
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...
Whenever my friend Noel (we went to graduate school together at Iowa) and her husband, Hawekeye legend Ronnie Harmon come to town, they make a point to stop in and see my 87-year-old mother-in-law. Joyce is an Iowa native...
It starts at home. As parents, we've all seen this phrase and know it to be true. We know the earlier and more often we talk to our children about racism the better. This includes offering resources — like...
This week on Iowa City Moms, we will be sharing a number of resources in support of our local black community.  We encourage you to share these resources with your friends and family.  Also, please continue to talk to...
As I write this, we are in the thick of social distancing from the COVID-19 pandemic. In our family, our daily life looks something like this: My husband works from home and I homeschool my oldest two. We play,...

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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...