Did you recently have one of those days? A day where you felt like you weren't really winning at the whole mom gig? A day where you thought all the other moms have it together while you're just trying...
Welcome to preschool soccer!  As you look around our field, you'll notice players demonstrating the highly specialized skills we emphasize early in our program.  Coaches identify the natural talents of each player and use motivational and leadership development strategies...
Do you remember, before you had kids, you heard the rumors about the “terrible twos?” I sure did. And they sounded, well, terrible. So, as my first born approached the age of two I was geared up for it....
Ahhhh, back-to-school time is here!  That means backpacks, lunchboxes, homework, and.....car line!  Anyone who has dropped off or picked up a child in the elementary school car line knows that learning the procedure can take some practice, and can...
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 is one of...
I joke a lot about kidnapping children. Obviously (I mean, I HOPE it's obvious), I will never do such a thing! But when I am out and about and see an especially cute little babe or energetic toddler, I can't...
My husband went on a work trip recently. He went to Florida. He stayed in a massive suite. Facing the ocean. Without me.  That is neither here nor there. This post isn’t about how he left me for eight days...
When our son was tiny I remember how excited I was for him to start talking. I couldn’t WAIT for his first words, and I couldn’t WAIT for him to form those first sentences and be able to carry...
Spring is here. And the attic noises have returned. Our family is fortunate that we moved into our own home nearly two years ago. Before then, we took full advantage of being able to report any and all issues to...
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Guide to Swimming and Safety in the Iowa City Area During...

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When I think about summers growing up, I immediately think about swimming. My grandparents had an amazing in-ground pool and hot tub. I learned...