Do other moms stress as much as I do about how I can raise my little boy into a good, adult human? I don’t just want him to be a functional member of society, but rather a positive contribution...
It is the most wonderful time of the year! We started our family traditions with Halloween trick-or-treating with the neighbors, followed by delicious chili and candy-trading. Thanksgiving follows closely behind, and then next up is getting the family Christmas Tree!  There aren't...
The weekend is approaching and it is time to make some plans.  Here are my Top 5 Picks of this weekend's activities! Saturday, May 30th Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale 7am-2pm. The 36th annual Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale is a two day...
I’m the first to admit that I’m not an outdoorsy kind of person. But my kids? They LOVE being outside. Even the 15-month-old has learned to say, "Outside," while she pats the door hopefully or tries to figure out...
Have you nominated a mom in your life for our "Super Mom" contest yet?  If you haven't, you will want to after you read today's post, when we announce the PRIZE PACKAGE!  Just in case you missed the previous...
If you’re new to the area, I humbly suggest you locate the library first. Because once you’ve found the library, you have a gateway to everything else–not only books for the whole family, but also free WiFi; computer, printer,...
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...
Iowans: we are in the home stretch! The final days of caucus season are upon us. While I’m sure many of you will be grateful that the endless ads, door knocking, and phone calls are about to end, I...
Awesome Brands. Loads of Giveaways. Lots of chitchat. Do we have your attention yet?! You’re invited to join City Moms Blog Network and our 35+ Sister Sites for a fun Twitter party where we’ll chat about 20+ of our network’s favorite products. After...
When I was little, I LOVED Halloween. Dressing up in fun costumes {I was Barbie…a lot}, carving pumpkins and Trick-or-Treating.  I never really ate much of my candy.  Instead, I just sorted it into appropriate piles, counting how many...

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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...