Graduation ceremonies tend to have a certain sameness to them. The caps, the gowns, the "Pomp and Circumstance." In fact, I was sort of discouraging grandparents from coming to my daughter Rachel's grad ceremony, because I figured it would...
Memorial Day is a day observed in May to remember those who’ve died in active military service. It’s not a day to thank a vet for their service, but a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice–their life for...
This signature event has become a favorite for local mothers, and we always look forward to gathering together for a few hours of learning, socializing, and fun. The 6th annual Bloom: A Mini Conference for Moms did not disappoint,...
There is something special about summer in Iowa City.  Throw your lawn chairs in the trunk, grab the sunblock, and enjoy a jam-packed season of festivals, farmers’ markets, and food.  There are just too many events to include them all, but...
It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year in Eastern Iowa: the start of garage sale season! Below is your list of citywide garage sales across Johnson, Linn, Cedar, Muscatine, Washington, Iowa, and Benton counties. Happy shopping! Third...
Whether you are new in town or have been here for years but need some new ideas, we’d love to share a few of our favorite things to do and places to go in the Iowa City area with...
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....
Welcome to Iowa City Moms' Blog's 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...
With the onset of spring comes the area senior/junior high school theatrical performances! Because my children are still preschool and elementary age, I always feel out of the loop with what's happening at the junior and senior high schools,...
If you’re new to the area, I humbly suggest you locate the library first. Because once you’ve found the library, you have a gateway to everything else–not only books for the whole family, but also free WiFi; computer, printer,...

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with these Events in Iowa City

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As Iowans, Mardi Gras is probably not on the radar . . . but who doesn't love another excuse to celebrate? Fat Tuesday, as...

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