Scrolling through internet searches for "Teacher Appreciation Gifts," I realized the majority of the teacher appreciation gifts were geared towards elementary. If you are struggling to find simple last minute gifts for secondary teachers, here are 5 suggestions to...
It wasn’t until we moved overseas that I heard about the newest birthday party craze: the "Fiver Party." Not only is it GENIUS, but it helps with those last minute birthday gift buying stresses for any busy mama. A...
Winter is a great time to snuggle up indoors with a stack of books and a warm mug of hot chocolate as the snow falls gently past the window (or just covers your car in a disgusting crust of...

Favorite Aldi Finds

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Aldi is ahhhhh-mazing.  If you go, you already know. If you don’t, you NEED to check it out. We have a beautiful newly remodeled location in Iowa City and another great location in Coralville.  They recently partnered with Instacart...
Welcome to Iowa City Moms Blog's Holiday Guide 2018! We love our city, and we love the holidays, so what could be better than the combination of the two?! To make planning your holidays simple and stress-free, we’ve compiled all the...
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again and again: we LOVE the Safety Store at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital! This unique resource in our community was developed to improve the health and well-being...
Y'all, it’s not even Halloween yet and there are still only nine Saturdays until Christmas. NINE. If you are anything like me and you celebrate Christmas too, you are already thinking about holiday gifts for your kids and extended...
I am all about traditions. Maybe this stems from my Catholic upbringing, but I love all kinds of traditions with my family. Bagels while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, muffins on Christmas morning, eating pigs in a blanket...
It’s not uncommon for my family to give back, especially during the holiday season. Whether it be sponsoring a family in need, donating toys, or simply just baking cookies for those in our lives, we try to find ways...
Christmas time is a time of love, family, fun, and traditions. Many people give gifts to celebrate (traditionally these symbolize the gifts the wise men gave Jesus). I like to give gifts from the heart–ones I've spent time on,...

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An Open Love Letter to Hawkeye Basketball

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Long before Iowa City Moms began, long before I was a wife and a mom, even long before I was a student at the...