We are so excited to begin a new series on the blog, featuring some amazing local dads!  In our "Daddy Diaries", we will hear from some awesome daddies sharing THEIR side of the story.  Today we welcome Simon, who...
I have 3 main roles in my life: mother, wife, and scientist.  Believe it or not, my career as a researcher in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UIHC is actually a good blend of all 3 roles. I...
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...
I have never had anything in my life handed to me. Things never came easy; I struggled in school, I struggled in my home life, in my relationships & within myself. That being said, all of my struggles taught...
Hi, my name is Christina and I’m happy to have the chance to share with you a bit about my homeschooling experience in celebration of American Education Week! How We Decided to Homeschool I grew up homeschooled by a certified teacher,...

365 Photo Project

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Recently Sara wrote about her really busy toddler.  Well, I have one of those too!  My two year old boy has one speed...FAST!  Our pediatrician said, "well you wouldn't want a lump on a log, would you?"  His comment...
With two kids under the age of six, I’m always winging it. Like the other day, when my daughter strutted out the door in head-to-toe leopard print, and my son carefully selected monkey pajamas to wear in public. I...
Special thanks to our friends at Mercy Iowa City for sharing their stories, advice, and medical knowledge with us.  Today's story comes from Lisa, who is a PA at their office and whose daughter has congenital heart disease. February is...
November has many things to be thankful for (gobble, gobble), but it is also National Adoption Awareness Month. An entire month dedicated to raising awareness for the mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and others who choose to love their...
If you’re anything like me, this is your absolute favorite time of year. We watch all the Christmas movies, get a real tree and make it a whole family experience, the elf makes an appearance all month long and...

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March Madness Bingo: Iowa Women

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March Madness has arrived, and for our household that means non.stop. basketball.watching.  We know that it's the same for many of you and your...

Summer Camp Guide 2024

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