Many of us are still being cautious about venturing out during this strange time of COVID-19. While I find myself missing movies, sitting in the library reading a book, and enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee at my favorite...
September 15 - October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month, also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period to formally recognize the contributions and influence of Latinx peoples to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. But these...
September 15, 2020, marks the beginning of what I call Latino Heritage Month, but also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month. As I reflect,  I feel like this year I’ve finally come into my own in embracing what it means...
When the pandemic forced schools to shut down last spring, we had to shift gears quickly and find a way to educate our oldest child from home. Our kitchen table quickly became schoolwork headquarters. It wasn't perfect, but like...
I think it's safe to say that all kids love The Iowa Children's Museum. As a parent I'm so excited for a new way to enjoy the museum from home during these unique times. The new Play Packs are...
2020 has left many of us feeling, well. . .lost. This is a very uncertain time for all of us. No one is exempt from the stress and uncertainty from this pandemic and now we are divided about whether...
On Saturday, June 20, 2020, children and families from all over Johnson County are invited to participate in a day of action to learn about racial justice and participate in a peaceful protest. Community leaders, librarians, and parents have...
Friends, we are living in some unreal times. As if the events of this past week were not hard enough to face as a community, we are doing it in the middle of a pandemic. Tensions and anxiety are...
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Where do you stand? If you find yourself in relative comfort...
If you’re choosing to homeschool your kids while school is not in session you might find this schedule helpful. I’ve been using a version of this schedule with my second grader, sixth grader, and eighth grader for the past...

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Iowa City Area Guide to Family Holiday Activities: 2020 Edition

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As with everything else in this crazy year that is 2020, holiday events – and therefore this holiday guide – will look a bit...