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...
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...

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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...