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...
It’s the season of giving! It’s the perfect time to get involved with a local charity that touches your heart, and maybe your kids can get involved, too. Volunteering can be a great way for your whole family to...
So, here we are. It’s back to school time with its hot mess of emotions.  There’s excitement. First-day photos. New classes. Fresh backpacks and fresh starts.  There’s worry. Will my kid like her teachers? Make friends? Miss the bus? Take algebra...
Last month I shared the steps to becoming a licensed foster home in Iowa. This month I want to share more about the kids who are in foster care. What are the most pressing needs in the foster care...
In Iowa, at any given time, there are approximately 10,000 children in foster care. These kiddos range in age from newborn to age 18 and are often part of a sibling group. Kids in care are also likely to...
On Monday, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are several service activities planned in the area to commemorate Dr. King’s dream for racial and economic justice.  MLK Day Unity in the...
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...
Iowa City abounds with great places to shop for everyone on your holiday gift list. Stop by some of our favorites this year on Small Business Saturday (November 25), or support these quality businesses year round. These local retailers...
The holiday season has arrived! This the time of year when many of us reflect and take stock of the blessings in our lives. It’s also the perfect time to remember those who are less fortunate, and teach your...
Life is hard sometimes. Really hard. We live through life events; we endure and emerge on the other side changed people. It’s easy to ask, “Why me?” or “What purpose did our experience serve?” In some ways, it can...

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Iowa City Area Guide to Family Holiday Activities: 2020 Edition

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As with everything else in this crazy year that is 2020, holiday events – and therefore this holiday guide – will look a bit...