Welcome to Iowa City Moms' guide to summer camps in the Iowa City area! When school is out for the summer, parents need a safe place for their kids to learn, explore, make memories, and try new things. Of...
March is Women's History Month, an annual recognition of the contributions of women to American History. But anytime is a good time to introduce your children to some groundbreaking ladies throughout history. Equality begins at home when we're raising...
The other day, I picked up my two youngest children from school, and on the way home, my daughter proceeded to tell me that she learned about a preacher’s son named Martin. When she did not completely say the name,...
Today, it seems that most people are reluctant to share their opinions on any subject matter involving race in fear of being unfairly labeled a racist or accused of “pulling the race card”. So how do we talk about the...
When my son started kindergarten, it felt like stepping into a new city without a map. I could read the street signs, but it was difficult to navigate a new landscape of school culture, traditions and language.  I was...
Race matters. And if you are a white parent who wants to raise race-conscious white children with an understanding of how race impacts lived experience in real, concrete ways, you need to talk to your children about race: early,...
School School is not just about classes. It’s a chance to try new things. To meet new people. To expand your horizons.  But your scholarships are dependent on good grades, so please study a lot. Or take Grandpa's advice and flunk...
Summer is here! Moms tend to love it or dread it. If you're like me, I love certain things about it but kind of dread some things as well. As a mom of a child who thrives with routines...
My oldest son graduated from high school and I don’t know how to feel. Since he’s my first, I’ve had a lot of people asking about my feelings. The initial congratulations on his graduation are followed up with the question,...
A few years ago I shared some of my favorite podcasts by moms. Since then, I've added several to my regular downloads and they have become the soundtrack to my week. I listen to them when I'm packing lunches...

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Guide to Swimming and Safety in the Iowa City Area During...

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When I think about summers growing up, I immediately think about swimming. My grandparents had an amazing in-ground pool and hot tub. I learned...