Even if the weather outside is frightful, taking a drive to see Christmas lights can be the perfect, cozy activity to do with your family during the dark evenings leading up to Christmas. Get the whole family snug in...
The season of giving is upon us! Now is the perfect time to give back to the community and causes that you care about. Volunteering can be a good way to connect as a family and teach your kids...
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When my oldest child was born, I faced a problem common to many families: what would we do about childcare? Our family’s struggle on this issue isn’t unique, and it continues to this day. A Delicate Balance We were fairly young...
Fall is a fleeting season; we dream of it far longer than we get to enjoy it. So don't wait–grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall in Iowa City! We’ve compiled the best events,...
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...
When my son started kindergarten, it felt like stepping into a new city without a map. I could read the street signs, but it was difficult to navigate a new landscape of school culture, traditions and language.  I was...
Year after year Iowa City is ranked as one of the best places to live in the country, and its vibrant business district is always featured as a top trait. This is exactly why you should look no further...
Nothing says fall like a walk through a sunny orchard with your family to select the perfect pumpkin or fill your basket with ripe apples! Get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather by visiting area you-pick pumpkin patches and...

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with these Events in Iowa City

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As Iowans, Mardi Gras is probably not on the radar . . . but who doesn't love another excuse to celebrate? Fat Tuesday, as...

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