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...
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...
I think it's safe to say that we're all looking for ways to stretch our groceries a little further, use what we have in the pantry, and keep our kids entertained as we navigate the unknowns of COVID-19 and...
My deadline has come and gone, and yet I still stare at a blank screen without a clue as to what I should write. It generally helps to start with a theme or a topic, but even that evades...
Cancellations are nothing new to us by now. It almost seems normal to hear that an event is cancelled, but as a parent all these cancellations took a toll on me. My daughter is very active and typically has...
Birthdays are a time for gathering, socializing, and celebrating. So many of our traditions do not fall in line with social distancing, so in this time of quarantine how can we still make it special? How do we social...
With the reality of being confined for an extended period of time due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), I have seen many, many resources being shared with ways to keep our children engaged and learning. Check out our mega list...
As I write this, we are in the thick of social distancing from the COVID-19 pandemic. In our family, our daily life looks something like this: My husband works from home and I homeschool my oldest two. We play,...
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...
I've seen a lot of fun posts this last month from mom's talking about the baking they did with their kids, or how their children colored flowers and hearts to place in the windows.  Lovely scenes of calm children...

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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...