I have an addictive personality. Once I start eating sweets it’s really hard for me to stop. I used to smoke and I used to bite my fingernails until they bled. A couple of years ago I noticed I'd...
I recently took inventory of all the different areas of my life single-use plastic has infiltrated. Spoiler alert: it's everywhere. From my morning routine to my kids' lunch boxes, nearly every product in my house was either made of...
During our first year living abroad in Spain we’ve had many firsts. Unfortunately one of those firsts was NOT an enjoyable experience: Piojos, which translates to…lice.  My youngest daughter had woken up one morning and would NOT stop itching her head....
Now that spring has finally (finally!) arrived, our family is eagerly awaiting the openings of the Farmers' Markets in the Iowa City area. We’re very lucky to live in an area that supports the local growers, artisans, and craftspeople...
The ants go marching one by one... I hate insects. I really do. I can be ever-so-slightly dramatic when I spot them inside my home. So when everyone begins to bask in the glow of sunshine and warm temperatures, I...
The word "homesteading" might bring to mind adventurous settlers rushing to stake their claim on lands out west in the 1800s. You may think of homesteaders as Little House on the Prairie-types who reject modern technology and conveniences in favor...
One of the best kept secrets during the summer months in Johnson County are local CSAs. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a system of food distribution that is based on relationships between local farmers and consumers. The basic idea...
Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be expensive or inconvenient.  With Earth Day on April 22nd let’s challenge ourselves to make meaningful changes to benefit our family, our community and our world.  It can be big or small....
Updated March 14, 2021 Are you looking to channel your inner Marie Kondo? Take a quick look in your dresser: if your clothes are neatly folded and filed upright, you already know the answer. For whatever reason you are de-cluttering,...
Did you know that 99.4% of Iowa City residents live within a half mile of a park or green space? The Iowa City area is an incredibly green place to live, and we are so lucky to have access...

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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...