As a parent, there are few things more exciting than watching your little ones celebrate another year of life.  As we all know, the birthday parties have gotten bigger and bigger with the arrival of Pinterest and the social media...
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...
My family moved from North Liberty to Cedar Rapids a year ago. (You might be thinking “What?! A Cedar Rapidian on the IOWA CITY Moms Blog?!?!” Yup! There are actually 2 writers that live in CR and several writers...
My husband and I are huge fans of day trips. They are convenient, relatively inexpensive, fun, and can be spontaneous. We often start with a destination in mind, but may journey off an exit if we see something intriguing....
I have grown to LOVE and look forward to the Iowa State Fair each year, even though I am not a native Iowan (Shhh!). The state fair slogan is spot on: Nothing Compares! It's true! The State Fair is...
If you are new to the area, have young kids who are starting to be interested in sports, or have an older child who's just becoming interested in soccer, you've come to the right place! This guide exists to...
Welcome to Iowa City Moms' Blog's guide to summer camps in the Iowa City area! When school is out for the summer, parents need a safe place for their kids to learn, explore, make memories, and try new things. Of...
I love any excuse to be festive. Holidays, homecoming, birthdays, anniversaries, theme parties just for the heck of it.... I always have! However, I'm not a big fan of scary stuff.... I never have been! Which makes Halloween a...
School is back in session, football season is here, and Halloween is just around the corner. Fall can be a busy time, but there's also so much to enjoy in our area. Get your calendars ready, and choose a...
We're big fans of Pandora in my family. The kids love their Disney and Veggie Tales stations, my husband bounces between classical and "Hipster Cocktail Party", and I have my Mumford and Sons radio station curated into a perfect...

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Where to See Santa in the Iowa City Area

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It's that time of year again — when Santa and his reindeer start making appearances all over the Iowa City area. Last year, he...