Just as any new mom, I find it very fun to see all of the things my nine-month-old learns each day.  Whether it is crawling or clapping, the proud look she has when completing a new skill is so...
The butterflies have started. They flitter here and there, creating waves of nervousness that spreads and breeds anxious thoughts and fears. School starts in a week and our house is flittering. This isn’t our first rodeo. We did the whole first day...

Back To School CHAOS.

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In keeping with the b-t-s (back to school) theme, I thought I’d share with you readers the joy (i.e. woes) of preparing our family for this up-coming school year. Well, in all honesty, I just need to rant. Late last...
The transition from 6th grade elementary to 7th grade junior high is probably the most challenging in a student’s academic career—not as traumatic for the parents as the move into kindergarten, but it is close. I’ve seen about 4,000...
Hello Mom of 2013-2014 Kindergarteners! It’s an exciting time as families prepare to bring their children to kindergarten, whether it’s your first time or if you’ve experienced this multiple times.  Celebrate whenever you can and pass on the excitement  for...

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Guide to Pools and Splash Pads in the Iowa City Area

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Summer is almost here! Take your kids to a local pool or splash pad and have them burn off all of their energy! Check...