My absolute favorite way to ring in the New Year is to spend New Year's Day with my in-laws. Every January 1, we go to their home for good company and good food. A Carefully Chose New Year's Menu My mother...
Do you have an Advent calendar? Twenty-five little boxes of prizes: candy, wine, socks, Legos, or all other manners of toys and trinkets? These calendars have gained all kinds of popularity over the past years. My kids have had...
Ah, that annual holiday tradition — casting about for just the right gift for your child. Sometimes that can be the source of stress — many kids have more than enough "stuff" at home already. This year, more than...
'Tis the season when parents and everyone else with beloved children in their lives are casting about for holiday gift ideas that will be enjoyed and treasured throughout the year. Books make great gifts, but how to know what...
Writing posts — like this one — for the holiday season is a tough topic for me. I think it's tricky because I don't want to add to the unrealistic and inescapable narrative of "Do all the things! Have the...
We love our city, and we love the holidays, so what could be better than celebrating the holidays in Iowa City?! To make planning your holidays simple and stress-free, we’ve compiled all the information and details you need to...
It's that time of year again — when Santa and his reindeer start making appearances all over the Iowa City area. Last year, he was greatly limited in his travel abilities, but this year he will be making several...
Celebrate the holiday season with many wonderful family-friendly events happening in the Iowa City area. From visits with Santa to kids events and local shopping—grab your calendar and start planning to celebrate the spirit of the season. Many holiday events...
Celebrate Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks in the Iowa City area. Grab a blanket or some chairs, pack up some bug spray and your family, and get ready to oooh and aaah! Fireworks in the Iowa City Area Iowa City July...
Easter Bunny House Visits Have Sold Out! Once again, many of us are missing the traditional egg hunts, Easter Bunny photo ops, and festive holiday fun, but your family can still have it with this safe way to enjoy Easter...

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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...