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 other obligations. I do, however,...
You know how you see something on Pinterest and you think, "I could make that," but yet you never quite get around to actually doing it? Well, that's me most all of the time, but I decided since I...
Spring has–as they say–sprung! I am such a sucker for this time of year. Watching the Earth come back to life is an extraordinary sight! It makes me a little giddy seeing snow melt away and buds form on...
Thanksgiving is the time of year that we reflect on what we have to be thankful for. As a mom I try hard to teach my children about being thankful. This means more than just teaching them to say...
Temperatures are rising, and many of us are counting down the days until we get a break our kids are back in school. (At which time we will begin counting down the days until our first break.) But for now,...
I like to think of these dwindling warm days we’ve been having lately as the Summertime Squeeze: Like a fast-dripping ice cream cone on a 100 degree day, we try to savor every bit of these beautiful days as...
As the school year passes by, you can probably ask your child how many days they have been in school so far this year, and they will know the answer. Not because they are waiting and longing for school...
Every mom deserves a “me day" every once in a while, right?! One of my favorite ways to spend a solo weekend afternoon is by taking a trip to a vintage market (some may call it a flea market,...
I am a Christmas geek. I’m one of “those people” whom most roll their eyes at. I’m the type that switches over to holiday radio and decorates her tree the second Thanksgiving is passed. Some years I’ve put the...

Flying High in the Sky

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So my husband and I recently had the pleasure of traveling, by plane, with our two-and-a-half-year-old toddler. I should mention, too, that she has never flown before. Oh yeah, and she’s potty training. During the months leading up to this...

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Where to Watch Fireworks in the Iowa City Area

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks in the Iowa City area and surrounding communities. Grab a blanket and some chairs, pack up...