Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s the only time of the year when I can tolerate snow and cold, and I feel festive for a solid month. I want to spend my time with my friends...
There is something so festive about bringing in a Christmas tree to decorate and liven up the living space. Dating all the way back to 16th century Germany, this tradition reminds us of the spring yet to come after...
During the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of buying. Why not consider an experience that your family can share as a special kind of holiday gift? Here are some upcoming plays and special...
My family and I are seasoned u-pickers. You name it and if it’s within 50 miles of Iowa City, I’ve probably picked it! I’ve rounded up u-pick orchards and pumpkin patches in the area for you and your family...
Iowa is such a beautiful place in the summer. The rolling hills, beautiful fields of green, and the sparkling creeks and rivers that flow through it make it a great state to travel and see. Here are 10 State...
 As the third worldwide UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City is a wonderful place to live for fellow bibliophiles like myself. This literary city provides many outlets for residents to explore creative writing and reading, through classes, events, festivals,...
Whenever I hear the word “tradition,” I instantly want to break out in song from the Broadway show, Fiddler on the Roof. Recently I looked up the lyrics to the Tradition song, and I began to think about my...
It’s here–the biggest shopping season of the year is now upon us. Though Christmas is not for more than 50 days, by early November we’re already thinking about what to get for our kids, friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Many...
I would like to take a minute to dedicate this article to the amazing nurses and hospital staff at St. Luke’s Birthing Center, as well as Dr. Orr and Dr. Pickering of OB GYN Specialists in Cedar Rapids. My husband...
Back to school was always such an exciting time when I was a kid–getting a new backpack, new school supplies, and always a new pair of gym shoes that were so shiny and white on that first day back. At...

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Guide to Pools and Splash Pads in the Iowa City Area

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Summer is almost here! Take your kids to a local pool or splash pad and have them burn off all of their energy! Check...