I spent the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 feeling really overwhelmed. By Thursday of each week I was pretty much running on fumes. I knew something had to change and I needed to start focusing on...
During dinner last week, my 7 year old asked if we would be going to grandma and grandpa's house for Thanksgiving this year. "No baby, not this year." It's the phrase I utter like a broken record. Ugh ....
If your children are enrolled in the Iowa City Community School District's PK-12 Online Learning Program (the fully-online option), you can pick up free school lunches every weekday school is in session from 12-1 p.m. at select schools. Children don't...
We shouted (encouragingly) as the players ran down the pitch. (If you didn’t know, pitch is the proper name for a soccer field. One of the many things I learned this season.) Coaches were giving instructions, the kids working...
Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice.  If you have medical questions regarding COVID-19, coronavirus, or anything else please contact your primary care physician. When we first started hearing things about a new and novel virus popping up on the...
We are going on eight months of a global pandemic in our country. Remember when we were all just kind of in a flurry of Tiger King and pajama days? Yeah, I barely do, too. It feels like a...
We are one month into the school year, and the learning curve is still like a roller coaster. For every moment when I get the hang of things, there is a moment of weakness where I mutter, "I hate you"...
Dear Tiffin Elementary Teachers and Staff, I want to start by saying that making a decision regarding school this fall was not easy. I stressed and stressed. I lost sleep. We made our decision a half a dozen times only...
Spain was in a mandated lockdown from March until June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the numbers started to go down and the country's efforts had flattened the curve, the country began to slowly reopen allowing businesses...
My daughters attend Iowa City schools. We chose online school for at least the first trimester.  Samantha is in eleventh grade at West High, and Piper is in eighth grade at Northwest Junior High. Or they would be, if they were...

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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...