In Coralville tucked behind the interstate is a not-so-hidden gem.  Costco offers more than bulk items for offices or a gaggle of kids. While membership is required for this warehouse club, I have found it's more than worth it...
I once had a friend tell me that she didn't know who she would be without coffee, and her comment really resonated with me. I may have a massively huge and problematic slight addiction to vanilla lattes. The thing...
Looking to beat the heat, get out of the cold, or do something indoors to entertain the kiddos?  No matter what season of Iowa weather or motherhood, there are many options for indoor fun in the area.  Iowa City Locations Tot...
Downtown Iowa City is kid friendly. Sometimes this community's robust, cultural hub can get a bad rap as a college bar district, upscale restaurant scene, or a no man’s land for minivan parking. These are myths. The Ped Mall...
It's hot, it's sunny, your kids are restless...IT'S TIME TO MAKE A SPLASH! The Iowa City area has some great pools and splash pads where you can cool off, but each has its own pros and cons, depending on the...
Do you also have a partner that you think is the best dad ever but you are stumped on a gift idea for Father’s Day? Look below for some ideas you can snag from around downtown Iowa City! Beer Connoisseur A...
Memorial Day is a day observed in May to remember those who’ve died in active military service. It’s not a day to thank a vet for their service, but a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice–their life for...
There is something special about summer in Iowa City.  Throw your lawn chairs in the trunk, grab the sunblock, and enjoy a jam-packed season of festivals, farmers’ markets, and food.  There are just too many events to include them all, but...
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...
Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be expensive or inconvenient.  With Earth Day on April 22nd let’s challenge ourselves to make meaningful changes to benefit our family, our community and our world.  It can be big or small....

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Family Holiday Activities in the Iowa City Area: Your 2019 Guide

While the craft stores have displayed their red and green since summer and the big box stores put out evergreens and jingle bells well...