Mom Confession: I’m a bottom of the barrel kind of gal when it comes to buying myself bras. For the better part of 15 years I have shopped the sale racks and those bins of bras and undies...
A few years ago, I started going to the gym — and something uncomfortable happened when I jumped — I peed a little. I have never considered myself athletic. Yes, I’d walk and push a quad-stroller around town when I...
Now that the ground is finally covered in a layer of wintry white, it’s time to make childhood memories by bundling up and hitting the sledding slopes. Read on for the skinny on the best Iowa City-area sledding hills! 10...
While working in the Emergency Department at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of unintentional and non-accidental firearm injuries. Seeing patients who have sustained a firearm-related injury is difficult. Patients often...
How do you plan for a new year when all your plans for last year were cancelled?  How do you “choose one word” or make a new year’s resolution after a year full of challenges, loss, drastically altered lives, and...

2020: A Year of Reflection

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2020 . . . what a year. For so many of us, this year was hard. It was a year of loss. It was a year of isolation. It was a year of uncertainty. It was a year of frustration...
My son had a birthday recently. I’ve been constantly thinking about what we could do with him to help make his birthday special during a pandemic. I was feeling a lot of self-imposed pressure. I recognize that a lot of...
The pandemic sure has us saying "no" a lot more than usual. No to play dates, gatherings, vacations, and a lot of our holiday traditions. No to visits with older relatives. No to social engagements that seem harmless but could...
Welcome to Iowa! I have come across many people who have relocated to Iowa for various reasons. The one question I receive and see frequently is —what are the winters like? Until you experience it, it is hard to fully describe...
Many of your cherished family holiday traditions may not be possible this year — we can't safely gather indoors with extended family groups, large public events have been cancelled, many businesses are closed or have limited access. Use this opportunity...

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MLK Learning and Service Opportunities in the Iowa City Area

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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...