It’s so hard when your little one is sick and you’re not sure what to do. Recently I went through a scary ordeal with a sick kiddo and a middle of the night ER visit. Thankfully nothing was...
While the craft stores have displayed their red and green since summer and the big box stores put out evergreens and jingle bells well before Halloween, many of us are just now starting to think about the upcoming holiday...
When my oldest child was born, I faced a problem common to many families: what would we do about childcare? Our family’s struggle on this issue isn’t unique, and it continues to this day. A Delicate Balance We were fairly young...
Fall is a fleeting season; we dream of it far longer than we get to enjoy it. So don't wait–grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City! We’ve compiled the best events,...
I'm opening the time capsule of my old blog posts again! Last time, I reflected on a blog post from 2014 called Bless This Mess. This month I'm looking back on a post I wrote in January 2015 titled...
It's the season of back-to-school, football games, changing leaves, and shorter days, with Halloween just around the corner. Here’s our “All Things Fall” guide to family-friendly activities in the Iowa City area and Corridor, brought to you by Hancher....
Downtown Iowa City is kid friendly. Sometimes this community's robust, cultural hub can get a bad rap as a college bar district, upscale restaurant scene, or a no man’s land for minivan parking. These are myths. The Ped Mall...
Happy summer, everyone! The best things about summer are the simplest, aren't they? We made a list of all the sweet, simple memories from our childhood summers that we want to share with our kids, and put them into...
Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach.  Sun + sand + water = hours of fun for all.  Even though we are far from the coasts here in landlocked Iowa, we are lucky to have a number...
Summer and baseball are synonymous. Hawkeye baseball and softball seasons typically end in May, but a family friendly day at the ballpark can still be found just 25 miles north of Iowa City on I-380 at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home...

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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...