If you are like me — hiking is a great escape. It's free, it boosts our mental state, it gives us exercise, and it's basically homeschooling because we look at birds and moss and stuff. However, many of the nearby trails...
I want to tell you this now, so that you can file it away in the back part of your brain and access it later when you need it. “Oh yeah,” you’ll think. “I remember reading this somewhere.” Note...
When I saw a new Diventures building pop up near my daily commute, I was intrigued about what they have to offer. Soon after, I had the opportunity to enroll my son in a private swim lesson, and I...
My brother sent me a text today with a photograph from a pharmacy in Minneapolis. He said that several stores resemble the empty shelves seen in this image all over the city. I had to laugh because I am...
“If you eat your vegetables, you can have ice cream for dessert.” ”You have to take five more bites before you’re allowed to leave the table.” “You just finished an entire meal! How can you possibly be hungry?” “I’m so proud of you for...
When we think of routine surgeries we often shrug off the list of side effects and complications. We often say to ourselves, “What could go wrong with an outpatient surgery that takes less than 30 minutes? Piece of cake.”  My...
I remember when I was about six months pregnant, one of my husbands co-workers said to him: “There will come a time when your child will throw up and you will willingly catch it. It’s just a reflex! And it’s...
After a recent Emergency Room trip with one of my kids, I felt a common fear among parents: how much is this going to cost? I know I made the right decision to go in, but it got me...
You’ve probably taken your kids for their back-to-school physicals. Maybe they’ve been to the dentist. But what about the eye doctor? Have you taken your kids to get their eyes examined? If you have worn glasses yourself since childhood, you...
Updated: March 21, 2021 Of all the battles that occur on playgrounds around the nation, few can be more contentious than this age old question: "Is it okay for kids to climb up the slide the "wrong way"? It seems like this...

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Iowa City Area Summer Events Guide 2022

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Iowa City is the best in the summertime. We are so lucky to live in a community where we can delight in outdoor festivals,...