Updated April 11, 2022 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...
Are you unsure if your child is understanding what you say to them? Do you worry about how their language skills are developing?  We are thrilled to have Sarah Sitzmann sharing some expertise on the blog today! Sarah is a Speech-Language Pathologist...
The sex talk. It’s one of the most dreaded tasks in parenting, right? Sometimes it even feels hard when they give you an obvious opening like asking, “How did a baby get in your belly?” while you are pregnant with...
February is Black History Month. Several Iowa City based organizations and institutions are offering events, screenings, and series to educate the community about the important history of Black Americans. Below is a round up of Black History Month events for...
You’ve purchased all of the school supplies your child needs. Their backpack is full and ready to go. Your child’s favorite lunch foods are packed, and you even had time to stick a little love note for them in...
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is one of the most common questions we ask our children. When they’re young the answers our kids give us can range from the pragmatic to the fantastical. “A...
When I moved in with my boyfriend (now husband) we combined two households of stuff.  After a couple years we got engaged, bought a home, got married, and had a baby.  That led to A LOT more stuff.  Shower...
I've always loved back-to-school time.  The falling leaves, the cool breeze, the school supplies (I'll admit I have an obsession with new pens and paper...).  I've always been a bit of a school-nerd, and the thought of packing up...
What a week this was. It started with the viral hashtag #metoo on Monday. According to cnn.com, it started by Alyssa Milano tweeting: "Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote, "Me too"...
We've all heard it's important to read aloud to children. Even newborns benefit, so introducing your child to books right away is a great first step towards raising readers. And while any reading is good reading, choosing books that...

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Where to Watch Fireworks in the Iowa City Area

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks in the Iowa City area and surrounding communities. Grab a blanket and some chairs, pack up...