Holiday ads are everywhere. I always thought it strange that the gifts advertised for women are ornamental — diamond necklaces, tennis bracelets . . . the gifts for guys are utilitarian — shavers, power tools (Although really, who doesn't...
Ah, that annual holiday tradition — casting about for just the right gift for your child. Sometimes that can be the source of stress — many kids have more than enough "stuff" at home already. This year, more than...
'Tis the season when parents and everyone else with beloved children in their lives are casting about for holiday gift ideas that will be enjoyed and treasured throughout the year. Books make great gifts, but how to know what...
Writing posts — like this one — for the holiday season is a tough topic for me. I think it's tricky because I don't want to add to the unrealistic and inescapable narrative of "Do all the things! Have the...
If you’re anything like me, this is your absolute favorite time of year. We watch all the Christmas movies, get a real tree and make it a whole family experience, the elf makes an appearance all month long and...
We love our city, and we love the holidays, so what could be better than celebrating the holidays in Iowa City?! To make planning your holidays simple and stress-free, we’ve compiled all the information and details you need to...
It's that time of year again — when Santa and his reindeer start making appearances all over the Iowa City area. Last year, he was greatly limited in his travel abilities, but this year he will be making several...
Celebrate the holiday season with many wonderful family-friendly events happening in the Iowa City area. From visits with Santa to kids events and local shopping—grab your calendar and start planning to celebrate the spirit of the season. Many holiday events...
As Americans start to pack up their Christmas decorations, Spaniards continue to celebrate the holiday season beyond Christmas and the New Year. Since moving overseas to Madrid, we have found that the festivities begin on December 24 and end...
Last minute shoppers: do you have some difficult gift recipients left on your list? Are you stuck on what to get them and nervous you might select something they won’t want? Or that they’ll then have to find a space...

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An Open Love Letter to Hawkeye Basketball

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Long before Iowa City Moms began, long before I was a wife and a mom, even long before I was a student at the...