When I tell people everything I’ve been through in the last two years, they usually ask how I’m still standing. Some days I can’t believe it myself. But when I reflect on how I have gotten through it all,...
I’ve seen several recent posts on some of the local Facebook groups from moms who are struggling to meet and form friendships with other moms. This is a problem I think about a lot. Lately, though, I’ve been wondering...
With warmer weather making it’s way back to the midwest this spring, many are looking forward to spending more time outside. As a runner, this time of year usually involves enjoying more running (and walking) outdoors, and maybe even...
Get outside and enjoy all that fall has to offer by visiting Iowa City area pumpkin patches and apple orchards! Use this guide to find your next family fall field trip. It includes an interactive map to scout locations, activities,...
Fall has *almost* arrived and with it comes fun, autumn-themed, family-friendly events and activities! Start planning with this Guide to Fall Family Events in the Iowa City Area! Get your calendars ready, and choose a few activities to enjoy....
“It gets better.” “There’s life after divorce.” These were things said to me in the early-going of the divorce process. I only sort of believed them, and only from the people who had already been there. But I also believed somehow,...
I am a busy working mom whose kids seem to do all the things. It often feels like we are booked for evening activities 9 out of 7 days of the week. But, we try really hard to prioritize...
Summertime is the best time--it means fun in the sun, places to go, and taking advantage of the warmer weather. However, these sunny days can also be dangerous, particularly when it comes to vehicles and children. In 2022 alone,...
If you would have told my younger self that I would be a "scouting" mom I would have told you that you were crazy. As a child, I participated in Girl Scouts some, and while I enjoyed the activities...
When North Liberty mom Amanda Yoder saw that both her son and daughter were having trouble focusing in school and at home, she knew it was time to explore support options. “I noticed when was younger that some of...

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