The microwave beeps: her neck warmer is ready. A spoon clanks against an open mug, as the dark roast coffee swirls with French vanilla creamer and sugar. Still in a robe, she gathers these items and whisks them away...
Chances are, if you’re pregnant, you are somewhat like me–worrying about the future and trying to plan ahead. As I get closer and closer to my due date, the one thing I constantly think of is my hospital bag....
I looked up and realized the little girl in the red shirt I had been watching was not MY little girl. Another toddler with a red shirt, dark hair, and of similar height had taken the place where Gwen...
The Scene Spring break; a six-year-old, three-year-old, and two parents; and a 19-hour car ride (as projected by Google Maps, without stops). ROAD TRIP! The Task Come up with things to keep both kids happy and quiet in a small space for a...
My husband went on a work trip recently. He went to Florida. He stayed in a massive suite. Facing the ocean. Without me.  That is neither here nor there. This post isn’t about how he left me for eight days...
When we sent our oldest to preschool for the first time, I remember how tiny she looked. Her chipmunk cheeks and petite frame were ever-present in that first-day-of-school photo. Three didn't look old enough on her. Or at least...
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....
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,...
 "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they...

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Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in the Iowa City Corridor

Nothing says fall like a walk through a sunny orchard with your family to select the perfect pumpkin or fill your basket with ripe...