Allegedly, the year begins in January and ends in December. That's what our calendars tell us. But to me, the more accurate representation is that the year begins in August and ends in May, coinciding with the school calendars...
It’s that time of the year. The weather is turning nice. Everything is in bloom. The school year is winding down, and summer is coming. As a mom, that may excite you or cause you some anxiety. But as...
When we sent our oldest to preschool for the first time, I remember how tiny she looked. Her chipmunk cheeks and petite frame were ever-present in that first-day-of-school photo. Three didn't look old enough on her. Or at least...
“So we’ll do that, and I also need to tell when she gets tested, to be as, to be stupid, not to be as smart as she is. The goal is to be slow, to be not as...
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....
When moving to a new area, one of the first and foremost questions a parent asks is, "How are the schools?" We here in the Iowa City area are incredibly fortunate to boast some of the strongest and most...
Starting kindergarten can be daunting for both students and parents. When my son started his elementary school career I remember having a hard time figuring out exactly what I was supposed to do to get him started, and when...
If I had been asked a couple years ago to name a famous chess player, I would have said that I had no idea. I was completely and utterly ignorant to the “chess world” and of the great players...
Ok, a bit of click bait. Seriously though, you can! You can do it on your lunch break at work, or waiting to pick up your kid from school. While you wait at the doctor’s office, or sitting on...
Welcome to the Iowa City Moms Blog Preschool Guide 2019! Searching for the right place for your child to learn and grow can be overwhelming, but we are here to help. There are an abundance of preschools, child care...

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Fall in Iowa City: The Ultimate Guide

Fall is a fleeting season; we dream of it far longer than we get to enjoy it. So don't wait–grab your pumpkin spice latte...